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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dirty Dresdens

Yesterday I worked on my dirty old dresdens. I managed to put together all the cut pieces and ended up with 10 plates. As Gail said, this will make an odd shaped quilt with 2 X 5 block rows.
Each plate will be laid on a 20 inch background of unbleached muslin. So my current thought is to make a 3 X 3 and use the extra block to make a pillow. Who knows what I will end up doing by the time I finish these.
I also quilted part of the final border in the basket quilt. I marked and spray so many times to come up with a feather design in the border and I couldn't. But I came up with another pattern that looks great with what I already quilted, so I'm happy. When I finish that border, I'll let you all see.

I was really hoping that my package of challenge fabrics would have arrived by now. I know their shipping time isn't up yet, I just hoped I get those fabrics sooner than later. That poor bird is just hanging there all lonely and ready for flight. Well maybe today...

Take care, Brandie

6 comments:

Linda said...

Dresdens are so pretty. I like them against the muslin.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I ditto the muslin choice. I'm going to be doing a Repro quilt with the same type of fabrics (my muslin is bleached, however). Gives it an authentic feel.

debbie said...

The fabrics in your dresdens are lovely! Can't wait to see your basket quilt. I've been out of town and just catching up on my blog reading.

Lori said...

It is looking great Brandie!! 3x3 is a good plan.

LynCC said...

They will be gorgeous. You could also use the extra on the back.

M and M plus 3 said...

Your plan sounds good. If you wanted to consider another option, you could insert alternating with a blank block for showing off some quilting to make it larger if you wanted.