Friday, October 14, 2011

Dresden Plates - looking good!

I got a box in the mail last week with the pieces of a quilt that I was requested to finish for a customer. I need to get this one pieced and quilted by Christmas, so need to make sure I keep working on it so I make it for the deadline. We decided that I would machine stitch the plates to the background, which looks really nice. I used a lightweight fusible webbing underneath the Dresden plate so I could turn the edges neatly, and it worked like a charm! I then stitched around the edge of the inner circle and pressed the seam allowance to the inside. I top-stitched this edge also and was pleased with the result. One block down, 47 more to go - how many days till Christmas? Guess I'd better add this to my daily list for sure!

For a person who can't seem to finish her own projects, I'm pretty excited about finishing other quilter's. Guess it's easier to deal with someone else's stuff than my own - at least I'm accomplishing something, though! I did put together the top row of my sampler quilt today, I really am excited to get it all together. All in good time, I suppose.

Speaking of in good time, it's time I was in bed, I have a planning meeting tomorrow for our church Ladies Retreat and I want to be able to concentrate! Sleep well!

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