Monday, November 28, 2011

Dresden Plates


Before the Thanksgiving holiday, I set a goal for myself to work on  my Dresden blades every night while my family was away. I set up my table and sewing machine in front of the T.V. and happily sewed into the wee hours of the morning (2 a.m in fact!) I was able to make 5 blades during the Retreat and need to make 15 more. My plan for my Dresden quilt is 4 across and 5 down.
The two nights I worked, I actually timed myself to see how long from start to finish it took me to make each plate. I quickest I got it down to was 13 mins. Whew! I watched alot of old movies while I made the plates: 3:10 to Yuma, Forest Gump, Shawhank Redemption.
 I've completed 15 so I only 5 more to go. I loved my "Fall/Thanksgiving" theme this quilt is so scrappy. I have about 45 fabrics different fabrics. For the borders I have this amazing Alexander Henry "plymouth" fabric I am going to use for the borders. It is perfect. 

Now that Thanksgiving is over I am planning to put this quilt away for a while and work on Christmas project/presents. I mean...I technically have a year to finish this quilt if I want it ready for next Thanksgiving.  

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 
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7 comments:

Kelli said...

I love the browns and fall colors in your dresdens!!! I don't think I've seen one in that color palette before. They look great! I like to stay up late and sew, too.. so quiet, but I always regret it the next morning. ;o)

Barb said...

Looks fabulous!

amy smart said...

Good for you! They look awesome! (Glad you got some sweet, uninterrupted sewing time!)

Ella said...

I love them and I can't wait to see them all finished up, BTW I love your border it is so very pretty!!! I should set goals to do that too I have not worked on mine since the retreat, way to many things to do!!♥

rubyslipperz said...

I WHEEEL-eee LUV the colors in your dresden. Normally I don't gravitate towards browns...but, these are really cool!

What size? did you use a pattern and/or template?

thanks for sharing =)

hugZ,
annie m.
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your dresdens are beautiful! I can't wait to see them all done up. *click* see that? I'm a follower now. LOL

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

The dresdens look fantastic and i so can relate to sewing with the movies. Too bad you have to keep your head down so much while sewing!

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