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February 12, 2014



I love this. I usually have a handsewing, a piecing and a machine quilting project going. I'm short on the handsewing part. I need to find some background material for this. Great way to use up scraps.


Beautiful colors! Thanks for the link. I am always on the lookout for handwork projects.


Looks lovely Nicole. Mine has been a spasmodic project for over a year now. Like you, once I pick it up it is enjoyable but the problem is remembering to pick it up. I am using Glace by 3 Sisters so hope to finish it by next Christmas which is doable.

Barbara Anne

How sweetly pretty this quilt will be and I love your selection of fabrics and colors! I have a stack of similar colored fabrics and want to make something with that stack soon. It's been waiting for years ...

Do you plan to do needle-turned applique or do a buttonhole stitch?

I hope to get to a quick project for winter today but have been derailed for weeks by the cold house, and now by workers installing our new heat pump - in time for a snowstorm or ice tonight. Come on snow!


Tracey Holzer

That will be gorgeous!

Sherry V.

Very pretty blocks. . . looking forward to seeing them grow into a completed quilt.


Nicole those muted colors are lovely. Can't wait to see your finished quilt top.


Love doing the Dresden but I use mono-poly thread and sew them on the background! Doing one in reds/whites!


I never would have finished my Dresden quilt if I hadn't machine appliqued it. I used Kimono silk thread in a neutral color and followed her tutorial for machine applique. The stitches are invisible. I love your muted color palette. Have fun.

Bertha Mallard

Thanks for the reminder. I started the same quilt-a-long but never finished. I completed all of the Dresden plates and need to applique them to the background fabric. Since I LOVE applique this shouldn't take long; however, other stuff just keeps getting in the way. Good luck with your quilt. I'll try to finish mine, too.

Sandy M

I started mine about the time Anne was hosting the quiltalong. I made my dresden fans but stalled there and never made them into plates. I am using Sweetwater's Sunkissed fabric and need to finish it because I love love love that fabric and refuse to see it wasted on a UFO. I guess that is one way to avoid having a project become a UFO. lol!
I like your strategy to make a new project then an old one. I have several works in progress now (unusual for me) so I am refusing to start a new one until TWO of my WIP are done. Good thing is that they are all on the last stages (pieced borders) so maybe I can pull this one out before the end of the year.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia

I love Dresden plates and sitting in front of Olympics (USA! USA!) is an idea opportunity to get some handwork taken care of.

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