This past week I worked on piecing parts to several projects. I took my precut units for this project to a sew day at church, working with my travel machine. Ugh. It did not go nicely, but once I got home, my good machine made smooth work of all the unfinished units.
Here is block 2 units for the yellow/gold version - making the 8 panel size.
Here is block 2 for the cool version; blues, purples, greens = making 12 panels pulled from scraps.
It's been a long road. I can finally share the Dresden Garden quilt. It was replicated from a photo of a similar quilt. That quilt had an ombre fabric backing, so I suspected it was no larger than 40 inches square. My Dresden Garden quilt needed to fit nicely on a queen size bed.
It was started June 2018. It is now finished. It measures 92 by 106. The background was created with 10 different shades of batiks to resemble the ombre effect. It was quilted with Hobbs 80/20 batting. The appliques were all individually quilted, then stitched onto the background layer. The dresdens all have jumbo white ric rac stitched around the center and the outer layers. I had prepared a white picket fence to put on the bottom edge, but ran out of room to place it. This was a huge endeavor for me. I quilted it on my Artistic Quilter 16 hand-guided, sit-down machine.
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Monday - Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
A block design every day for an entire year! I'm still hangin in there and truly enjoying it. I see an improvement in my quilting too. My only dilemma is keeping each design fresh in my mind since there are so many. A big big thank you to Natalia Bonner of Piece and Quilt.com for all her hard work presenting and inspiring us with this long term project.
and so Panel # 2 is now finished. I am hoping young teens will like this quilt design. The colors are bright and happy. This one measures 52 x 59. It has one layer of cotton batting which made it easy to push around while quilting. I quilt on a Janome 9400 and an Artistic Quilter 16 sit down.
and since my quilting brain always heads straight for the backing so I can see all the quilting definition, here is a pic of the back.
I am joining these linky parties this week. Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing too.