It took a lot of courage but I finally made the first cuts into my luscious Kim Diehl fabrics on Thursday.
There'll be no stopping me now!!!
Four of the blocks in my version of Leanne Beasley's 'Down in the Garden' quilt call for these mini Dresden plate flowers so that's where I started. They measure 5 1/2" in diameter and I made them using the English paper piecing method. Each little blade or petal measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/2". I would like to get all of the add-ons, appliques and embellishments made before actually starting to cut and piece the nine blocks.
While having breakfast on Friday morning, I got this 'epiphany' that I wanted to change up the quilt design even more by adding sashing and cornerstones between the blocks. Of course I now needed more yardage of one of the fabrics so off we went to our not-so-local quilt shop where I picked up two yards of this gorgeous cheddar.
I finished assembling my little Dresden flowers last night...
so you know what I'll be doing for the next couple of hours because we had another 6" of snow fall overnight. *sigh*
If you guessed stitching them to a background block then you're right!
Mindless stitching at the kitchen table close to the fire with easy listening music playing softly in the background...can it get much better than this?My goal is to have the flimsy finished by the end of next week.
A lofty ambition but do-able I think, provided I can stay on track without too many distractions!