Quilt #3 – Broken Dresden Plates – is completed.
This is my version of Bonnie Hunter’s Daylilies from the String Fling book. It measures 56 1/2″ x 57″. I have more of the dresden plate blocks and my string bin is overflowing so I think a second quilt like this is in my future.
Quilt #4 is ready for machine quilting, but I am having issues with the monofilament threat. After having no success with my HQ Sweet Sixteen, I set up my Bernina with the stitch regulator to do the quilting. It is going some better, but the bobbin thread shows on the top. If I can’t resolve the tension issues tomorrow morning, I am going to pick a color and just get it quilted.
I finished the Dresden Plates with string blocks today. You may have noticed the new name of the quilt – Broken Dresden Plates. Bonnie Hunter used pinwheels as a border on her Daylilies quilt, but since I used Dresden Plates it seemed more appropriate to use the broken dishes block instead.
As I mentioned before the Dresden Plates were gifted to me and they are all hand pieced. There is seersucker, lightweight corduroy, and even one blade of knit in with all the cotton fabric. I really like how this quilt top turned out.
This afternoon I cut the green fabric squares for Easy Street, so I will be ready for the next clue tomorrow morning.
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Happy New Year
Bonnie said that the clues would be easy during the holidays and she delivered. I had time on Friday morning to cut out the turquoise squares, so I finished the blocks Friday evening – a record for me.
My box of Easy Street parts is getting full!
Saturday and Sunday was spent making 24 string blocks. String blocks are a bit messy, but very satisfying to use up all those little bits.
Where are all those string blocks going? They are being sewn into my version of Daylilies from Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.
My version uses 12″ dresden plate blocks (gifted to me) instead of 14″ daylilies –
but I think it has the same “feel”. I hope to have these blocks sewn together today, then it will be on to the borders.
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