Thursday, 17 March 2011

Whoopee - First Dresden done

This is my first dresden plate, made for Lynne's QAL over at Lily's Quilts (see the button on the side) and I was really worried that it wouldn't lay flat when it was all sewn together - but it did!!!

I have to say I'm glad its so big, (each blade is 9 inches) as I would loose a lot of patience on doing lots of small ones.

I even pressed the seams open - shock. I've only ever bothered doing that once before, but as there are only 6 mega-size blocks in this quilt I thought it was probably worth the extra effort!

I've got two more cut out so I'm nearly half way through already. I'm still nervous about how we are going to attach it to the background but I'll trust in Lynne.

4 comments:

Helsie said...

Well done. It looks great. I'm watching earerly for this project to progress.
Keep up the good work.
Cheers
Helen

Cynthia L. said...

I made a Dresden Plate block for a class I was taking. I really loved it! I can't wait to see the finished product. I love the colors!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Great colours. Look forward to seeing the other plates. How' s the other project coming along? I have finally managed to reduce a bit - no chocolate and no salt and vinegar crisps .... I'm pining. But pleased :-)

Shay said...

And it looks wonderful. I love the fabrics. Can I say the middle of your Dresdens look MUCH neater than mine. Great job Shevvy.