Sunday, July 19, 2015

Week in Review

... Hunh?  

... Whut?

Where did this come from?
Candy Dish

"You were going to finish Candy Dish," you remind me ....

"You were going to continue your leader/ender project!" you admonish ....

Leaders and Enders

Well, sometimes Life gets in the way.  I received a request to propose a project (or two) for Spring Training Camp at Cedar Lakes.  The proposal is due August 5 and I wanted to propose something entirely new for me and different from what the other teachers specialize in.  Which meant I needed to start and finish a project in less than a month!

A quick visit to a local quilt shop, The Quilting Squares, and I had my inspiration.  "Disappearing Dresdens," designed by Susan K. Cleveland and available on her website

Disappearing Dresdens
Because it's a 2-1/2 day class, my goal was to finish in 2-1/2 days.  And, in fact, I probably did -- if I deduct the time spent making notes and planning the teaching sequence.  It was a lot of fun to make and requires some techniques that, though not unique, are not everyday processes -- like sewing on a foundation and partial seams.

The pattern calls for the Dresdens to be stitched down in the quilting process, but I did it on the top -- partly because I needed to finish the top for photographing, and also because I failed to read to the end of the pattern where it talks about quilting .... (hangs head in shame ...)

The top is finished, the back and binding ready to go.

Weekly Stash Report - July 19, 2015
     In last two weeks:               0.75 yards
     Out last week:                     3.50 yards
     In year to Date:               122.00 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:             80.25 yards
     Net Used 2015                  41.00 yards 

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  1. What vibrant colors. It is going to be a great class.

  2. What a great class idea! Wish I was close enough to take that one. Making a Dresden Plate quilt is on my bucket list.

  3. What a fun quilt! I'll bet the ladies in this class will have a great time. Your stash busting is looking good.

  4. Libby, I LOVE this quilt!! I might have to copy your design. It is gorgeous. And what a fun class this will be for your students. Beautiful.

  5. This is a great little quilt! My friend Mary Ellen of http:// recently took this class. It looks like a lot of fun!

  6. Oooh, those are nifty, Libby!
    Well worth going a little off the schedule.

  7. Startitis strikes again, but you had a good excuse! Love the concept of the dresdens. Good luck with your class! Oh, and with the rest of your projects, too.


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