Saturday, November 10, 2018

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Challenge Week #14

This week, we got a lot more practice making Tiny Dresdens in Suzn Quilts' Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Challenge.  No blocks were made this week, just little bitty Dresden plates.
7 Tiny Dresdens
The challenge of this project, at this point, is going to be finding enough fabric to complete the larger blocks in the "chunks" left from the original FQs.  Some of the remaining blocks will require more of a single fabric than I have left in several of the pieces.  This may get interesting!  I've noticed that some of the participants have started strategically cutting for upcoming blocks - I'm guessing that's because they are feeling the same way.  Oh well!  That's the challenge and the fun of following along!  
DQWQAC Weeks #1-14
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~ Heather

Friday, November 09, 2018

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Challenge Week #13

I'm still playing catch up with Suzn Quilts' Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Challenge.  Here are my blocks for week #13.
I love making these Mini Dresden blocks - almost double the size of the Tiny Dresdens with a smaller center opening in proportion, so there's plenty of wiggle room for the center circle to cover!
Ick!  That looks kinda green!  I promise, there's no green in this quilt top!  This photo should show a lovely harvest gold background...grrr....amateur computer photography!?!?!?
2 Mini Dresden blocks
Here both are together for the last time...the couple will be seperated in the final quilt top (hehe), just like this...
Dresden Quilt Workshop Challenge Weeks #1-13
I'm off to make a bunch of Tiny Dresden plates for week #14's clue...more fabric color/pattern challenges ahead!

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~ Heather

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Challenge Week #12

Once again, I fell behind on my commitment to keeping up with Suzn Quilts' Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Challenge.  Now that I'm back from a relaxing trip to Texas, I'm ready to catch right up.  
1 Follow Me block
I got right to work choosing fabrics for the Follow Me block.  This week required 12 different fabrics, and those 12 fabrics will sit next to and touch several other fabrics - again, the FABRIC SELECTION CHALLENGE!  It's only gonna get harder and more fun!
Here's the design wall through week #12.  Things are coming together and the colors seem balanced so far.  Let's hope they stay that way.  The directions for weeks #13 & #14 are already up on the Suzn Quilts blog so  I've still got some work to do!

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~ Heather

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Q4 2018 FAL Goals

Q4 (October-December 2018) Finish Along Goals: 

  1. Game On! Bench Pillow  - just fabrics, supplies, a pattern & a dream...
  2. Spoolin' Around - blocks are finished, lots more to be done...
  3. Crazy Quilt Pillow - only 4 out of 6 blocks are started; none are finished...
  4. QAYG Reversible Quilt - all blocks are done; onto the borders...
  5. Asian Sidelights - just fabrics & a pattern, but it will be a quick finish once the fabrics are cut...
  6. Farmer's Wife - blocks are finished & ready to be set...
  7. Dancing 9-Patch - blocks are finished & need to be framed...
  8. Christmas Quilt (for Nancy) - quilt needs to be mended or completely redone; maybe starting over...
  9. Dresden Ohio - top & backing are finished and ready to be quilted...
  10. The Splendid Sampler 2 - fabrics, supplies & pattern ready; time to get started...
Last month, I completed 4 of the 9 quilts I had listed on my Q3 list.  As usual, I'm hoping to make more progress this quarter!  A girl can dream, right? 😊  

Linking up to the 2018 Finish-A-Long hosted by Leanne at her blog She Can Quilt.


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~ Heather

Dresden Quilt Workshop Quilt-Along Challenge Week #11

I'm continuing to make progress on Suzn Quilts' Dresden Quilt Workshop Challenge.  This week was another easy week...and...I guess I was feeling a little psychic!
 
Here's what happened...  Some time ago, Susan gave me her blessing to teach her techniques at Jackman's Fabrics, a local quilt shop.  I had a class scheduled on Tuesday, and, when I teach, I need samples and step-outs demonstrating how to create those adorable Tiny Dresdens.  I had a bundle of gifted fabrics that I was ready to use and I went looking for a pattern that would work with the limited amount of yardage I had - and Dresden Ohio was the perfect fit!  So....I began the initial steps for the Dresden Ohio quilt...on Monday!
Dresden Ohio block
Then, on Wednesday (yesterday), Susan posted the direction for the next step in the quilt-along.  Guess what...this week we needed to make one Dresden Ohio block!  See, I am psychic!
Dresden Ohio (pattern in Dresden Quilt Workshop by Susan Marth)
So, while working on my one Dresden Ohio block, I went ahead and finished making the entire Dresden Ohio quilt top that I had begun cutting out.  Afterall, the class was Tuesday and I was ready to use those step-out samples in a project!  Why leave them just sitting around?

Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler Quilt Weeks #1-11
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~ Heather