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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2012
6:53 PM

Post #9335085

New thread!

New came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1284600/

This message was edited Nov 17, 2012 3:55 AM

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 16, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9335165

LOL Pat, I was going to start a new thread but then I thought this swap is all but over unless there is someone who didn't receive blocks due them. Of course everyone is more than welcome to keep discussing Dresden Plates here.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9335280

We still have finished projects to show!!!!

I'm in charge of designing my guild's 1214 Raffle quilt. I'm thinking I'm going to propose we do something using Dresden Plates. That way piecers can piece & those good with applique can do that. Luckily I still have almost a year to come up with some proposals. I love the look of the 1/4 plates in the corners.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9335289

I like that look too Jean. It just seems to finish the quilt and tie it all together...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 17, 2012
7:34 AM

Post #9335401

This is NOT finished!!! I need pictures, LOTS and LOTS of pictures and inspiration!!! (since I don't post ANY pictures, you ladies gotta carry the ball for me!)

Some of the links and pictures you ladies have sent have been so BEAUTIFUL!!!

Will I ever get any time to sew?? We're headed out of town this weekend. Next is Thanksgiving, then back out of town for my follow up MD appt (6 months post bariatric surgery), then husband has cataract surgery... and on it goes. Last time I took day off and was looking forward to sewing and playing my Dad was hospitalized and we spend all day everyday at the hospital.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 17, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9335429

OK Pat, I give, It's all yours. I have 10 bean bag chairs to get done for Christmas. Ya'll have fun.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9335835

Pat I m so tired of you starting new threads and no pictures. I have an older Cannon sure shot with software disc. easy peasy. It's yours for postage...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9335838

wait till you see Dresden Christmas runner, can't go out to get camera in car upstairs neighbor calls police because "the automatic garage door opener is loud" well he is up all night and sleeps all day. Grills food at 3 AM in front of my BR> Anyhow will post pic tomorrow.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 17, 2012
8:16 PM

Post #9335921

Oooooh Pat sounds like you need to accept Helene's offer.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9335923

ok this is a close up of the dresden christmas runner via iphone and than into my cannon waiting for the runner pix

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9335924

yes, yes , yes true offer. should work just fine. doesn't work for me as I have a newer sure shot love them for easy filing and transfer

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 17, 2012
10:36 PM

Post #9335953

table runner,

ignore the other quilt on same wall.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 17, 2012
10:43 PM

Post #9335957

Helene, if you are serious YES!!! I' fear I will never get our camera fixed at this rate. Just let me know what to send you!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2012
3:37 AM

Post #9335994

Helene - yet another FANTASTIC piece of work. Whoever thought a Dresden plate swap would lead to all these great ideas.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9336057

It's like the gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving!!! I am becoming addicted to this pattern too...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 18, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9336083

I'm so glad everyone enjoyed this swap so much, as did I. I am very anxious to get to play with my Dresden plates, as soon as I get Christmas gifts out of the way.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 18, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9336138

I too - addicted. The runner is rather nice. can be made into sunflowers the same way.

Pat, I'll ship it out this week coming. prb. in one of those if it fits, it ships boxes. The small one.

The Camera, the installation disc, the battery charger, not sure if I have the transfer cable. (from camera to computer to transfer pix into the "Zoom brouser"} can be bought from Cannon. Haven't used it for 3 years, should be ok. if not no need to send postage.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 18, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9336383

Camera ready to ship. all is there. just to say white cord to trnasfeer pictures from camera to cannon software in your computers, black cord to transfer pictures directly into printer for printing pictures...you'll see

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 18, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9336578

OH man!!1 Can't wait!! We just got back, still have a load on the truck. I can't do anything until renter moves his car & Ben moves truck into position... waiting on the men...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9337148

pat will tis pakg go to a PO bx.? want to send today

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2012
9:36 AM

Post #9337164

yes her address is a po box.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 19, 2012
12:11 PM

Post #9337261

Yes Helene, the address listed in Dave's Garden is accurate. I only use the street for UPS or other delivery, not mail. THANKS again! I can hardly wait to lasso one of my kids to teach me!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9337512

no need for kids just follow instrutions, very easy. Batteries are charged small card is inserted. Write any help you may need

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 19, 2012
8:35 PM

Post #9337693

looking forward to it!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9338073

whooo hooo Pat's gonna be able to post pictures !!! thanks Helene :-)

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 20, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9338076

Monday for sure - on its way

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9338192

I know Thunder, isn't it exciting!!! I can bore you all to tears by taking and down loading all the pictures that I have missed out on for 4 years!! LOL

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 20, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9338203

I'll just need to get another external drive to hold all these pictures I guess!!!! Take your time and learn to use it Pat and then we will expect miracles!!!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9338413

won't bore me...can't wait...bring them on , bring them on... LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9338716

OH man... the pressure is ON... Miracles!! LOl

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #9338848

here's my Santa Dresden sew far...what do Ya think ??

Y'all have a great day.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #9338882

Oh Thunder, that is beautiful!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 21, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9338884

Love it Thunder, that is just tooooo cute.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
5:48 AM

Post #9338886

Thunder - he is ADORABLE!!!!! One of these days I will make table toppers for me!!!!! I have that triangle log cabin sitting on a chair in the studio to finish. Thought for sure it would get done this year - maybe for next year!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 21, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9338891

Thunder, the Dresden plate Santa is adorable. Nice job!!

I lost this thread for a day or so...what ever was I thinking?

Wishing all a very nice and Happy Thanksgiving. Kim and I will be sharing it with her brother and family as it was best we not go down to see mom. Kim has/is sick and no way do we need to bring in something else for mom.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 21, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9338984

Thunder that Santa is so well done.

Camera could be there today.

Barb. you can store your pictures on "shutterfly" free only you can view or invite peeps to view. Or pinterest here they are public.







Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 21, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9338989

Oh Thunder I love it, like the pointed dresden fans vs. the round ones that were in the magazine..recipient will be doing the happy dance...too late for Xmas this year but certainly is a project to be on the lookout for xmas fabrics when all the sales are on in January.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 21, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9339178

Helene - I do have an external drive where I store pictures. I download to there about every three months or so. After losing so many with a crash, I don't take chances anymore.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9339539

thanks much Y'all, this is for one of my sisters. she loves Christmas, and Santa. doing the very large Dresden for her too.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 22, 2012
1:43 AM

Post #9339626

Happy Thanksgiving everyone..

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 24, 2013
2:43 PM

Post #9430202

It is amazing what kind of mail there can be at a previous address that they don't bother to let you know about...If I hadn't called her about a book I ordered who knows when I would have gotten it. I had 2 Christmas cards, a signature block from another swap, and a lovely Dresdan Plate from Heavenscape that she mailed Sept28.

Thank you so much, I love it!.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 24, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9430224

And these blocks have moved to the bottom of a pile & I'd totally forgotten about them. Never did decide on a BG to use.

Robin - glad you found your stuff.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2013
7:46 PM

Post #9430476

Robin, let's make sure I have your right address for the Birdhouse quilt block swap. I don't want your blocks out in lala land!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9432168

Couple more spots for swap buddies!! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1299997/#new
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2013
4:52 AM

Post #9484385

I hope I don't upset anyone when I disassemble these plates to make my quilt. I just could not get "happy" with using them whole & remembered a pattern I'd seen with 1/4 and 1/2 plates. So I'm going to "break the plates"...
Besides, by now I think you have all realized I have problems following any pattern!!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 15, 2013
5:02 AM

Post #9484400

Not me for sure. I'll be waiting to see what you do. I'm still in the planning stage with mine.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 15, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9484406

I don't mind either!!!!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9484475

I can't wait to see what you do with them! Thanks for reminding me of another UFO!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9484611

Please break them, can't wait to see your design! I have seen several corner plates as well and butterfly dresden plates.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 15, 2013
7:28 PM

Post #9485449

"break the plates" LOL... looking forward to pictures!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 15, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9485492

Sounds unanimous to me. Bust em up and show pictures,

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2013
8:14 PM

Post #9485505

yes please break those plates LOL and show us some pictures as you do :)
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2013
4:35 AM

Post #9485692

You are all so "trusting"!!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 16, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9485742

Since you've all gotten me into dresden plate treasures (made the two at christmas) I've taken over making a memory quilt for a friend using up her husband's ties.

I'm also dividing the pattern as per the photo..

So looking forward to seeing your masterpiece

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9485758

Betty, that will be so pretty!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 16, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9485761

It will be just the size of a throw so that Mae who is now in a home can throw it over her legs to keep her warm.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 16, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9486054

awesome Betty, It will be a comforting hug for her.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2013
12:23 PM

Post #9486179

Betty, that is so cool!!! I didn't particularly "like" the ties so I am really surprised how much I am liking the quilt! I'm going to save a picture of that for future reference. THANKS!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2013
12:24 PM

Post #9486181

Well drats, it wouldn't let me copy & paste your picture! Ok, I'll have to settle for copy & paste of the post address.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 16, 2013
12:34 PM

Post #9486187

hoping to get ambitious this week so I can visit her on Sunday and give it to her.

I posted a novel with a few pictures of the scrap quilt I was making..you make the one and the 2nd one develops out of the cut off pieces .. I'm almost done all the blocks for the two, have to sew it together but disappointed in the fact the dimensions given didn't work, now I may have done it or heard the instructions incorrectly, that's possible so rather than 6 1/2 inch blocks it turned into 4 1/2 blocks after squared..I mean it's still useable BUT..

From same company I ordered papers/template to do the Periwinkle Quilt only to find out they made the template wrong..they had a solution but it meant more fabric and lining up just wasn't as easy as they said..ooops they said, didn't offer to refund me $$$.

Guess moral of my story is try one 'block' before cutting everything

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 16, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9486540

Yes break the plates and let us see what happens with the pieces.

Years ago an ambitious copule in our neck of the woods, had a shop where you could go in and break plates and glasses to unwind, didn't stay in bus. too long, as this is something you can do at home, which I did. I had a full set of "Franciscan" pottery with "Fiesta" and found out they discontinued it because of lead content.
I was so angry that they did not notify people, after all it was a registered pattern. My kids and I had a blast breaking every piece except a Pitcher. I love pitchers. NUTS

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2013
7:13 PM

Post #9486619

WOW that is sad Helene, I would angry and hurt that they didn't care enough about our health to NOTIFY us!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 17, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9487440

I didn't think of health, hell the whole country was painted with lead in the paint.
I was angry because I couldn't get a replacement... They were my Kitchen dishes and mega $$$$ for my pocket at that time. Had to have. Kids loved being crazy a bit, they didn't reaize the $$$ down the drain.I do not regret one iota for having been crazy a bit at times.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 17, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9487991

Nope, crazy is sometimes EXACTLY want is needed! LOL

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 18, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9488241

Helene , Sew HAPPY you are home. hugs and continued well wishes ♥♥♥ Hope you get back to stitchin' soon.

I agree with Doc, sometimes crazy IS exactly what is needed!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9488353

Is THAT what I've been missing???? I must give it a try one day...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 18, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9488751

Well perhaps one dish will give you the idea no need to do a whole service.

So we often vacationed on the NJ shore. Wildwood crest. Never used a car just bikes. Girls and I went to the Ice cream parlor for a huge Banana split, OMG delicious. Each took a Doggie Bag - Now mind you 100+ degrees, dangling off the bike handle, dripping dripping, clincher. come to motel and we did NOT Have a fridge or freezer... Crazy in my opinion.We did have a good laugh and that what it's all about I think.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2013
4:34 AM

Post #9489303

Helene, I love reading your stories! I think you spent a lot of time with a smile on your face over the years. That's wonderful... I'm so glad you are home now.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2013
9:01 PM

Post #9490285

I'm so glad you are home Helene.

I spent the night in Spokane, I took my 2nd son to an all day class and testing. He's getting is aquatic exercise certification. I have no doubts he passed. I tired and happy to be home. gong to bed... on call again this weekend.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2013
3:41 AM

Post #9490426

I have a pile of "broken" plates. Have a design in my head. Now to decide what to use for the background.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9490622

Good morning all. I did not join in the Dresden Plate fun but I recently made a couple of things with Dresden Plates. There are a few more ideas bouncing around in my head. It was great fun to make these.
The first one is a small wall hanging I made for Linda Kay for our Valentine exchange. I call it Cactus Flower. I'm thinking about making a larger quilt using the same fabrics. I was so thrilled about how it turned out that I was tempted to keep it!
The second was a lot of fun to design and make. I call it 'My Desert Bloomers'.'
Well, now I have inspired myself so I'm off to the Tuesday House to play.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2013
7:40 AM

Post #9490630

You left the "petals" unsecured in the first picture? Nice color combination, very SouthWest.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

April 20, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9491135

Pat, yes, the ends of the petals are loose. The seams are quilted in the ditch. The centers of the 3 have extra batting to make them puff a bit. I thought I had a pic of My Desert Bloomers after it was finished but I can't find it. Maybe it is still on the camera. I may have to traisps down to the cafe and take another one...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 20, 2013
5:22 PM

Post #9491165

Both are very loverly. Isn't it amazing how the same pattern can look so different with a few changes.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2013
4:25 AM

Post #9491539

Gloria - I just love the colors/fabrics you use. I'm disappointed my LQS don't carry any "local themed" fabrics. To get the FL/beachy looking fabrics I need to head out to the coast. Heck, I'm only 30 mi inland!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 21, 2013
5:34 AM

Post #9491580

Love what you've done with the pattern, colors are so eye catching.

I've ties to put together for the quilt top, boss (BIL) is gone all week so just the perfect opportunity of getting it done.

If I'd stop shuffling off to Buffalo on the weekends I'd have had it done.
Today once it warms up I shall hopefully get a bit of raking done

Enjoy your day

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2013
12:34 PM

Post #9493295

I use the internet a lot for my fabric buying. It saves me a lot of time driving, which I use up looking at all the stuff!! eQuilter has lots of fabric to look at. Plus lots of other web sites.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9493384

Well the "broken plates" are now basted to background fabrics. Just need to decide where I'm going from here!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 22, 2013
3:16 PM

Post #9493531

Looking forward to seeing what you've done so far..brought my bag of ties to work today thinking I'd get to them, done in 1/4 panels, even cut the background strips and background fabric but somehow got sidetracked, tomorrow's another day.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9494164

Happy Birthday Robin/Catbird423! Hope you have a wonderful day!


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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 23, 2013
6:11 AM

Post #9494183

Sending birthday wishes as well!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 23, 2013
12:14 PM

Post #9494529

Happy birthday from me too Robin. Hope it's the best ever!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2013
6:12 PM

Post #9494988

Darn, how'd I miss the Party!!!! Happy Day Robin.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2013
7:24 PM

Post #9495089

Imissed it too :( Hope you had a great day Robin.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2013
7:39 AM

Post #9495523

Thank you for the birthday wishes, it was a very nice day. My oldest son even asked if I wanted to get something to eat so had dinner with him (and he paid). Then my ex-husband even texted me Happy Birthday, that did surprise me.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 24, 2013
9:29 AM

Post #9495608

Things such as these just make the special day even more special!
Glad it was a great one for you.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 24, 2013
9:31 AM

Post #9495611

Belated "Happy Birthday" from sunny Florida.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2013
4:27 AM

Post #9516553

Well, I looked at the blocks & decided there was too much background.
So I put 2 together, sewed on the diagonal, cut apart, and had these blocks that had 2 BG fabrics.

Have looked at those for a bit & still don't like them. Now I'm taking them all apart and I'm going to put a narrow sashing btwn the 2 triangle pieces and then also sash btwn the blocks. Hope to also use the sashing fabric to make the centers of the plates.

I'll be taking out seams for awhile. Of course I also used the small stitch setting!!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

May 11, 2013
7:51 AM

Post #9516749

Aw Jean... sorry!! Can't wait to see your pictures.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2013
7:55 AM

Post #9516755

Sounds like a lot of work!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

May 11, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9516820

Jean, check out this site, She live in TN where my granddaughter does and I just met her online. She said I could post her site here too. I think she'll be joining us, but look at what she has done with Dresdens.

[HYPERLINK@www.facebook.com]

I love her owl tree too.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2013
11:19 AM

Post #9516930

I don't have a FB account...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

May 11, 2013
6:13 PM

Post #9517300

YES!! the owls are GREAT!!! no time.. so no sense getting too excited here.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2013
1:49 AM

Post #9517520

Happy Mothers Day everyone!

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Hideshobby
Lake City, TN

May 12, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9517587

Awwww.. Thanks for sharing my page... I am still having so much fun with my Dresden blades I have.. (Right now I have a whole basket of blades just waiting to be turned into... well... something... I keep it where I can see it when I am in my sewing room and every time I look at it I see something new.. Flowers, a path, maybe borders, Place mats (I have several orders for those they were a HUGE hit) maybe arrange them so it's like a maze using 1/4 plates.. so many FUN options!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9517610

What a wonderful sight and I am thrilled that you don't HIDE it!!!! It was so much fun wandering up and down and up and down your site. You are very creative and do so much in such a short time. I'm so impressed!!! And most of all - Welcome to our little corner of the world...Hope you will come often..

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

May 12, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9517619

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there. Would you believe, it's snowing again here?

Heidi, we do a lot of swaps in these forums. Right now a bunch are doing bird house blocks, I really wanted to play in that one but we were supposed to be moving so I was packing up my sewing room. Sale fell threw, so I could have but was too late by then.

I'm making quilted tree skirts for all my grands. I have 5 done and 10 to go so will be busy for a bit. Most swaps lately I requested Christmas fabrics so I could use them in the skirts. The next one is going to be a large Dresden Plate with smaller plates on each blade. At least I think so, I have it all worked out in my head. The quilting shop in LaFollette rents out time on their quilting machine, I would love to play with it sometime.

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Hideshobby
Lake City, TN

May 12, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9517645

Thank you!!

Hopefully soon I can get involved in a block swap thinggy.. Right now I have so many WIP's and orders that I have gotten.. Trying to get caught up on that.. (I've been working on planning and making the Owl quilt for my Sister FOREVER it feels like) My problem is I get to working on something and then strolling through the internet, get inspired and HAVE TO TRY IT NOW!!! So what ever it was that I was working on gets pushed back.. THEN i share my newest inspiration and it sells before I get done with the 4th block... Right now I have 4 WIP's that I have started and are already sold..

I have thought about renting the long arm machine at the Quilt Shop.. Ive even sat and watched them do a few when I go in there.. My problem is that I have "Instant Gratification Syndrome" and as soon as I get the quilt top done I just HAVE to quilt it right away... Don't want to wait.. I have so much fun doing the FMQ on my little machine (its my favorite part of making my quilts) for me it is so relaxing..

It's Mothers day which means its MY DAY!! so I am going to lock myself up in my sewing room listen to my audio books and have yet even more fun with FABRIC!!!! :0)

Hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2013
6:59 AM

Post #9517737

Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Chilly here, but sunny. Nice day to be outside for a walk...
Nice to see some new faces, we welcome all newcomers!

Karen, speaking of tree skirts... have you seen Sondra's giant Dahlia on FB?? Gorgeous, bright colors, she used EQ7 to make one about 56" or so..

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 12, 2013
7:05 AM

Post #9517744

Guess I miss a lot by not being on FB but i don't have time to do what I need to do let alone spend more time on the web.
That Dahlia is WONDERFUL!!!!!!! I need to go look for that pattern.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2013
7:05 AM

Post #9517745

Welcome, welcome, welcome. I need to go check out your link ..putting on my list today for "the don't bug me time...it's Mother's Day". I do believe you will fit into the groups perfectly from reading what you posted. It describes many of us! Not naming any names...:-)
Have a wonderful Mother's Day all...even if you are mothers to 4 legged babies, they count too.

Kathy, I have following Sondra's progress...incredible.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

May 12, 2013
7:07 AM

Post #9517747

I did see that Kathy, I think I filed it away for future reference,I'd love to make one from all those Christmas squares I got in the swap It's very similar to the swirl one I make, In fact, I'm just finishing one up now.

Heidi we call the WIP's UFO's we have a thread just for those.



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Hideshobby
Lake City, TN

May 12, 2013
7:09 AM

Post #9517750

LOL.. I have what I call WIP's - things that I am working on currently and then I have UFO's - Things I started and lost all inspiration to complete.. (those are in my closet just waiting for the inspiration to return)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 12, 2013
7:48 AM

Post #9517789

Happy Mothers Day all

Welcome Heidi

Who did not give MOTHER Nature her gift today?? Drats, all year round I ad to my Mothers' day to do list , weather isn't conducive to being outside so have to take a raincheck..

Within a 1/2 hour we've had high winds, sleet, rain and snow..

Karen,getting photo's out of our Frankenmuth trip so I can share with Joyce ( joycet) when she and a few friends arrive Thursday. Looking forwrd to seeing you Christmas dresdens, are using the large Dresden!

Going to turn up the heat, put Jammie's back on and head downstairs and see if I can finish the black/white quilt on the fame . Am random quilting to gain experience, am hoping to graduate to something more intricate on the next quilt I put on the fame.

My friend Darlene picked up the Memory Tie Dresden throw I made for her mom, know it will be received with mixed emotions.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2013
8:10 AM

Post #9517816

Let me add my "Happy Mother's Day". I think my kids are learning. My husband (their step father) let them know last year before my birthday that they really hurt me when they didn't even phone... this year I have had 2 out of 4 call and ask to take me to dinner when I'm back in Tri-Cities (TC).

Heidi WELCOME, I was hoping you would join us after I strolled thru your work online. Unfortunately, my WIPs quickly become UFOs.

I'm going to go outside and hopefully get an hour or two of work in. PLEASE pray I do not get called out AGAIN. It's been an exhausting week and DH has surgery on Tuesday.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9583254

My "broken" plates are almost back together!!!! No pics till I'm done.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

July 2, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9583294

Siiiiigh, trying to be patient.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 2, 2013
9:00 AM

Post #9583309

Unbelievable that this should appear today...was looking at mine yesterday and all I could think about was Helene. I so miss her posting and sharing so much with us.

Will try to be patient Jean...not my strongest ability for sure.

Well one shower down..how many more for the day?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2013
12:12 PM

Post #9583493

Sun is now shining here. Perhaps I should get the mower out...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 2, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9583496

Lucky you, overcast and damp.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2013
4:47 PM

Post #9669343

My Broken Plates put back together.
Quilt is about 70 X 70

Now I need to decide how to quilt it.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 24, 2013
5:15 PM

Post #9669373

Beautiful, beautiful. Terrific job.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 24, 2013
5:28 PM

Post #9669385

Gorgeous..so striking!
Bet you are just thrilled with finished piece

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2013
5:46 PM

Post #9669400

NICE! I'm envious!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2013
6:24 PM

Post #9669424

What can I say the others haven't already said. I really do like the quilt...very much.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2013
6:26 PM

Post #9669425

very cool, Jean

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2013
7:34 PM

Post #9669483

Jean that came out so nice.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2013
7:36 PM

Post #9669488

that came out fantastic :-) I keep telling myself I need to dig mine out and work on them...

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2013
4:28 AM

Post #9669625

I love what you did with the blocks Jean. It is unique for sure. Your fabric choices are so great. You have a wonderful sense of color and of what goes well with what. Did you machine sew or hand applique the plates?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2013
4:39 AM

Post #9669632

Plates are sewn down along the very edge with a straight stitch & normal piecing thread. I used the "hens foot" stitch & blue poly thread (I know the heaven's quaked when I did that) for the centers.

The originals were just so many different fabrics, prints, & colors that using them whole just would ot come together, no matter what I did. I originally split them in 1/2 and that didn't work either. I"m glad you all approve of what I did.

If anyone else wants to try it, I'll share my "thinking/directions".

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 25, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9670249

Wonderful way to bring all them together.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2013
3:49 AM

Post #9670466

I still haven't decided what I'm doing with mine...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 26, 2013
5:13 AM

Post #9670510

I used most of mine for a tree skirt, still have a few to decide something with. I might just combine them with some of my other swap blocks and fabrics.

I'm so grateful that swap went so well. It was the first I hosted and I was terribly nervous.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 26, 2013
6:27 AM

Post #9670559

Just wanted to add my thanks Karen, didn't see the posting to join but you were all great in allowing me to follow on..did get hooked on all the beauties you were doing and ended up doing a dresden piece for each of the DIL's..one day will do a entire quilt with them

again,
thanks

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9670566

Karen, I love the Dresden plate pattern and was thrilled when you did this swap. Job will done lady.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2013
9:41 AM

Post #9670738

I think we were all a bit intimidated by this block until we "Had" to try it. When it became obvious that it really was easy we ended up with such beautiful blocks. I thank you too Karen for pushing us out of our comfort zone!!!
I need to try something with curves. I'm thinking of trying Drunkards Path just to see if I like it. Curves do intimidate me and I have not looked into any methods yet. Any suggestions?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2013
9:55 AM

Post #9670745

Barb, I too like being pushed out of my comfort zone...curves definitely are in that group. Hummm, maybe that should be our next swap. A pattern with curves. That is the only way I will sit down and actually make myself learn something new. I know, bad me.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 26, 2013
10:09 AM

Post #9670755

Try this tutorial for Drunkard's Path, it looks easy enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy-MV6_n3Lc&feature=share

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9670955

Thanks Karen. That looks like an easy way to make that block. But I want to learn how to sew curves. The closest I have come to that was with some paper pieced medallions that had to have background sewn around them. I know I can applique a circle to a background also but that won't teach me either. Maybe Drunkard's Path isn't the best block to learn with. Any suggestions anybody?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9672313

What about the apple core template. I bought one and have never used it. I can't even remember what size block it makes. But it won't be long now until I can put my hands on all my lovely sewing "stuff" again. Our daughter called to say that she and the family were heading up to Cocoa Beach for a weekend of swimming and relaxing at Camp Blackham. I know when we arrive the fridge will be stocked and there won't be a speck of dust to be found. Looking forward to seeing all the grandkids. I miss them, no fun baking when there's no one to share it with.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2013
1:53 PM

Post #9672543

When do you hit the road Mittsy? I think you told us once but I don't have a memory anymore!!!

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