Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Finish and some Frogging

Been busy this morning. I wanted to put the newly finished Dresden Plate quilt on my guest/sewing room bed. Well that required a new bed skirt (white eyelet) and new sheets, too. You know how it is. *wink*  Then, of course you may as well dust under the bed, etc. Now, I will have the old bedding to wash. My photo is a little fuzzy, but I love how this very large quilt looks on this bed because of the 16" drop.
Sharon and I have not sewed together on the last 2 Sunday afternoons. Today we are getting back into our routine. Except, I will be un-sewing. Remember the 4-patch star quilt I started? Rebecca in Alaska who blogs at Quilting Everyday is making it in lucious browns and creams. I just might have to make another one like hers. Here is mine.
Anyway, back to the un-sewing part. I have already sewn all the 16" blocks into a top and have plans for the borders. But, during the Craftsy deal in October, Sharon and I took a class by Marti Michell to learn to Quilt-As-You-Go. Sharon suggested that these would be the perfect blocks to do that with. I could finally learn to free-motion quilt on these blocks. So, today, I will sit and chat with Sharon while she sews and I use that famous frogging technique...rip it, rip it.

A lot of quilters will be slow sewing today while I un-sew. Check them out at Kathy's Quilts.


May all your ups and downs today be with needle and thread.

11 comments:

Dana Hess said...

Dibs on the Dresden!!!! ;-)

Debbie said...

Oh Donna...your quilt looks even more beautiful on the bed...and it DOES need an eyelet dust ruffle...great choice. Hopefully your un-sewing will be worth it in the end.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my that Dresden is beautiful on the bed!!! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in QAYG.

Julierose said...

that yellow in the Dresden is so perfect--it just makes all the colors pop...such a pretty finish.
Your 4-patch stars are so pretty--I like quilt as you go a lot--easier on my back and hands... have fun un-sewing (kinda like an un-birthday hahaha!) hugs, Julierose

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love your dresden! I made an extra wide king for my bed and love the added drop too! They seem to skimp on everything these days. Even the toilet paper roll is not as wide. I have a friend who is uses QAYG and it looks like a great way to learn to fmq.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Congrats on the finish! I looks perfect on the bed. I have never done the quilt as you go method, but I am curious to hear how it goes for you...

Denise :) said...

Frogging . . . well, it's hand work, anyway! LOL! I love to do QAYG projects. We're fulltime RVers and I just cannot manage a full quilt under the machine in our limited space. Enjoy testing the waters! :)

Rebecca in AK said...

I am in love with your Dresden quilt! I looks fabulous on the guest bed. It's funny how you start on one thing and that leads to another thing and then another. I will be interested in watching your progress on the quilting as you go, since I am doing a king size this might be an option for my star quilt.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a fabulous Dresden quilt ... love it! I'm interested in seeing how your QAYG project comes along. Hope knowing that the frogging is by choice and not by error helps it go smoothly.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations on that gorgeous finish!

LA Paylor said...

oh a dresden is on my list. I made one block when I learned to quilt 30 years ago! Love it. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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