Thursday, 19 April 2012


A month ago I joined the Quilters Day Swap over at Handmade by Heidi.  I have been working on my swap item for my partner and am almost done!  But I can't show it to you yet, so....

The other thing I worked on today was my dresdens!!  Dresden Plates are one of my all-time favorite quilt patterns.  I absolutely LOVE making dresden plates!!

Last Saturday, I was getting ready to go to my daughter's gymnastics class and thought maybe some handwork would be more interesting than a book.  So I grabbed my Omnigrid tote and away I went.
I finished appliquéing the last of 9 dresden plates that were in my tote.  I had fabric picked out for 3 more (obviously to make it a total of 12 blocks), so earlier this week, I cut those out.

A year ago, this is where I was at:

Today, I sewed this one together:

And pressed these:

Hopefully I will be able to finish these soon, and actually work on a layout for the quilt top! 
I am hoping to make this into a quilt for my bed. 


  1. great plates.... do you have any tips when they don't quite fit - pleating close to the circle in the middle...

  2. Lovely fabric choices Gin

  3. Now, that's a block that I've never tried. Yours look lovely!


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