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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ditched Dresdens

This quilt is becoming a favorite. I'm falling in love with my previous enemies, 30's prints. I've discovered a deep love for these dirty pieces of fabric.
What I think I like is the softness of these colors. The reproductions seem to have too much color for me. But I've had an epiphany. Why not tea or coffee stain the reproductions till their colors soften? If I do this, I'll let you know.

Anyway back to the quilt. I managed to complete all the stitching in the ditch. Next up, an actual era appropriate quilting motif.
I'm going to take my time and do the best job I can.
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and I had another epiphany, I quilted my monogram in the middle Dresden. How cool is that?!
Of course when my Daughter came home, she renamed my initials into Something bad and dirty. Kids!
Yeah I laughed, but I'm none of those bad words.

Between quilting, I baked three applesauce cakes, an apple-cranberry pie and a loaf of bread. Boy did the house smell wonderful!

Today I've been working on a few stars. More about that tomorrow.

Take care, Brandie


beaquilter said...

it's VERY nice.....I like 30s prints but are not drawn to them and I don't think I've made anything with those unless they were scraps amongst lots of other fabrics.....
ha ha KIDS, my husband and I used to name the people in cars by the 3 first letters on their license plate, we just did it for fun the other day again, hadn't done it in YEARS!

Mary said...

I like how the Dresden is turning out. Great job.

Anonymous said...

I like repro fabrics and dresdens. I have been making table toppers from dresden blocks for Christmas gifts. Never done this block before, but love how they are turning out. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful pie!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the monogram in the center!!!!

Anita said...

Beautifully Charming Lady? I don't see how you could possibly get anything else out of those initials. :) The Dresdens are wonderful, and the pie looks...*drool* very very yummy!