Tracy here! A while ago I posted a tutorial on Perfect Circle Applique and it is time to give you the Big Picture of my project. In June a local quilting shop announced a Dresden Plate challenge and the QT's responded with enthusiasm. I thought I might make a small project but once I got going I got the Dresden Plate bug and wanted to make a quilt - a large quilt. I decided to alternate a Dresden Plate block with an Irish Chain block for a light airy look and got started on the Dresden's first. Here is a look at 2 of 18 completed Dresden Plate blocks - they are all hand-appliqued with silk thread and I learned a lot by doing them.
I'm linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!
Needle and Thread Thursday.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Our friend Gaye (from our Monday afternoon quilting group) entered 4 items and took home a ribbon for each one of them!!! Here they are in no particular order.
|This is The 12 Days of Christmas wallhanging. Gaye has included the story of this quilt, you can see it at the bottom rolled up like a scroll and tied with ribbons. So clever!|
|Here is Gaye on the left with her lovely assistant Tracy, helping her hold it up for the photos.|
This quilt won 1st prize.
|This adorable Dresden Plate pillow also won 1st prize. My photos aren't very good quality (sorry) but there is a lot of detail put into this project and it's difficult to see, but trust me- it's beautiful. The buttons were a fun touch too!|
My Quilt Infatuation
|Our Challenge projects complete. Except for my quilt. :P |
Top row from left- Gaye, Pam & Kim
Bottom row left- Karen & Tracy