Monday, April 4, 2011

Sample Dresden...

We've had very high winds today and now thunderstorms are moving through. We were without power for most of the day today. I had planned on loading a baby quilt or table runner on the frame and quickly quilt it to make sure that my tension was okay before I loaded a customer quilt on but that didn't happen. Like I said we had several hours without power and by the time it came back on, it was time to fix supper. While I had supper on, I played around with these... And ended up with this...The big white circle in the middle is just paper, I was trying to find out what size I would need for the center fabric. I was just practicing to see how it would come out. I printed a paper template off and cut them out with that, it worked okay but if I made a quilt later with these, I would like a different size. I ordered a Dresden Plate Acrylic template a few days ago online and I'm waiting for it to come. I figured it would be cheaper to order it and pay the $2 shipping then it would be to drive 40 minutes and buy one, gas is just too high. I'm not sure what I will do with this sample one unless I make a wall hanging or pillow or something like that with it. I even thought about making a table runner too. I still need to clip all of the little threads and cut out the center circle, I haven't decided on a fabric for that yet. I guess I had better cut this post short, it is storming really bad and my lights are going dim, don't want to lose this post. Kristie

8 comments:

Libby said...

Must be something in the air. We are under a wind advisory and thunderstorms on their way!
I love your Dresden block. When I first started quilting, I saw a dresden quilt in a magazine and said that I would make one...some day!

marth225 said...

I love Dresdens. How about a clock - I think those are so cute.

vtquilter said...

Beautiful block! You could just put some borders on and have a little wall hanging... and I like the clock suggestion. You are so quick with getting things done.
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Me and My Stitches said...

You did that while playing around while making supper? WOW! I would have had to focus, lock the cats out of the room, ponder for awhile, and it would have taken at least all day! Very cool!

Yvette said...

You know, I am starting to buy more online too because of the gas bill. I already pay $100 a week for work, I don't need to add to it on the weekend. I figure it costs about $10 to go to and from my favorite quilt shop.

Texan said...

I have about 1/2 my Dresden quilt done and mine is the same as this with the points. I used the EZ Dresden ruler for this and I LOVE that thing! I have to agree with you, I do the same on thinking well I can spend X amount on gas or I can pay X amount shipping. lol. Not to mention if I drive 45-minutes into town and then back well there goes half a day lol.

Floss said...

Love the Dresden, doesn't look live you need the template, you did a good job without.

Guðrún said...

I hope your light didn´t go out.