Sunday, July 5, 2015

Set Your Plate Down

They say you need to do something for several weeks to form a habit. For the third weekend in a row, I am spending serious studio time! I am LIKING this habit that has been forming over the past few weeks.
I have made it a habit to post on Sundays too. That has kept me on track for the Dresden Plate Project. I like having the 'push' to do a little bit, each weekend. By December, I might even have a quilt top done!
At one point, this weekend, my table had exploded in fabric bits:
I had finished block four of the Folk Art Quilt on Friday night:
Part of that fabric explosion was getting block five ready to go:
I also got the July block rough cut for the My Favorite Things BOM:
I started sewing together my Dresden Plates:
Memories of Grandmother's Fan quilts came to mind as I started. I recalled why I don't do this block more often. It is a challenge to make them come out right! 
I need to be even more careful when I cut out the blades. Accuracy in cutting will make for a nicer looking plate. I did manage to get two done though:
The blue and white square fabrics are the sashing/border pieces for the My Favorite Things BOM.
We had a nice 4th of July weekend. It was just family, good food, and sewing! hahahaha I hope you enjoyed your weekend too. Till next time, Happy Sewing Y'all!


Cheryl Robinson-Atwood said...

You have been busy! I'm looking forward to seeing the Dresden Plates when it's finished.

Jaye said...

You are really getting tons done! I am so impressed with the amount of applique' you accomplish. It always seems so daunting to me! Glad you are getting some serious studio time. You need it!