Saturday, April 9, 2011

9 Down and some painting...

I have a few more dresdens ready for applique. I now have a total of 9. I will probably try to work on them again later tonight. I'm really liking how they are turning out. Never thought they would be this easy.
I had few people ask about what size that I cut them, I cut my wedges 6 inches and that should make a 14.5 inch dresden. But there are several different dresden rulers out there and as I was looking they are not all the same size. I ordered mine online instead of driving 40 minutes to pick it up. This is where I got mine it is priced $6.95 and ONLY $2 shipping!
We had a hail storm earlier today and tons of rain. Here is a photo of the hail in the yard when it first started. They ranged from nickel to quarter sized hail. Not good at all! Hunter has a friend over that spent the night last night and they wanted to go out in it to play! I told them they were crazy!!! Long story short.....they didn't get to go! LOL!
Early this morning, I started painting my sewing room (sweat shop). I tried to take a photo but you really can't tell anything about the color because it was so dark up there due to the storm coming. It's not even dry in this photo so that is why it looks so spotty and that dark spot near the bottom is the shadow of my head when I was taking the photo. This is the actual color, Valspar, Cincinnatian Hotel Briggs Beige. If you click on the link you will see that it is totally different than it looks in the photo. Maybe I can get a better photo of it later. I didn't get it all painted, I got the short wall where my storage closets are behing my frame and the big 24 ft wall where the big window is. I stopped there in the corner and when I start painting again, I will be painting the BIG 40 ft long wall that is 12 ft tall!!!! I do dread that wall! Lot's of ladder work on that baby. Then I will come back and do all of the trim before I move on to another room. Well.....I'm off to start supper and maybe work on a couple more dresdens for tonight.

Kristie


***Sorry, I just realized that my links do not work! I'll try to get a better photo later!

10 comments:

Texan said...

Your Dresden's are looking good and how exciting painting your sewing room walls, and a lot of work too!

Lib said...

Your Dresdens are Beautiful!
Tell your Mom to bottle up some of your energy and bring it down to me. lol
HAve a great wkend!
Blessins',Lib

Rhonda said...

Love the Dresdens. You are really zipping along.

Libby said...

Love your Dresdens so much!! I have that ruler and would really love a dresden plate quilt made of 30's fabrics...sigh..someday!

Yvette said...

WOW! You don't mess around. Your Dresden's look great! I have always wanted to make a Dresden quilt. I better put it on my list.

Sheila said...

Love your Dresden plates. Terrific selection of fabric, can't wait to see the finished quilt. Have a great week.

jillquilts said...

Way to go on the painting!! And your plates look great!

Saska said...

UP down UP down...I remember painting. Seemed like I was constantly climbing on a ladder! Love your color choice.

Am interested in how you're going to applique the dresdens down. I haven't seen one yet that I like how the centers are done! :)

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Your dresden plates look wonderful... I'm jealous, I want my sewing room painted tpp :)

Guðrún said...

You have a lot of job painting that wall!