Friday, January 11, 2013

Are you ready for New Project Number 3?

The third project for my "if you've got it, use it" new years resolution is a quilt I have liked for a long time, but always been a bit scared to try.  No not a double wedding ring quilt - although it would have also fit the bill, but a dresden fan quilt.  In particular, the one from the Material Obsessions Book One:

My predominantly quilting library - I am determined to start using patterns/inspiration out of some of these books.

Ahh, ain't it lovely?

The lucky pile awaiting cutting... DS Quilts fabric, a mixture of lines, from Spotlight.  They have more on sale at the moment, so added a few more to the mix - coincidentally now I have 16 different fabrics - exactly what I need for the pattern.
 I have started cutting, and experimentally pieced together a few blades to see how it went together.  So far so good.  I was for some reason worried that the seam allowance would poke out the top of the blade, but am happy to report that it does nothing of the kind.  I am really keen to finish a whole circle to see if it sits flat.  Photos pending!

In Tokyo Subway news, I have finished piecing the second block for January - block 5.  Must remember to label that before I forget where it goes.

In Swoon news, I have pieced all the little bits for block 6 into bigger components... that's the easy bit.  It's getting all those components sewn into the one big whole that freaks me out. 


I have also been busy with the Craftsy BOM projects... watch this space!

5 comments:

  1. Geeze I'm pooped just reading all that you are making!!
    MMMMM Dresdens my favourite!!! Are you piecing your blades/petals on the machine or English Paper Piecing?
    It was great to see some of your projects in the flesh yesterday, you have a real eye for colour & detail.

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  2. It's hot how can you have so much on the go? Quilting/sewing in my house is on hold till it's cooler! I'm going to Sydney soon so heat is going to be worse! I plan on visiting the Material Obsession Shop :-)

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  3. Dresden Plates are one of my all-time favourites so I can understand the attraction! Not sure I could make a whole quilt of them! Are you using a spot for your background?

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  4. The Material Obsessions books are great, pure eye-candy :)

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  5. Cool to see real life glimpses of your lovely work yesterday. The dresdens are going to be stunning - and I love your swoon block!! Happy sewing!!

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