Sunday, 17 June 2012

Dresden in french

Apologies for having a couple of weeks away from the blog, I hope you havn't all given up on me.  There have been lots going on at home, but also wanting to get this finished so I could show it to you in one piece. The latest range of French General fabric came out awhile ago, and I loved it the moment I saw it, and straight away I thought it might make a great dresden, something I have been wanting to do for awhile.

So I started with the idea of 3 dresdens and just a simple table runner,

These are the fabrics I used,

I got it all cut and sewn together ready to quilt.  The next day when I looked at it, I thought that it was not right, it needs to be bigger, so I unpicked it all and made another 6 dresdens.

This is it, below, with all the borders.  It is now ready to quilt, and I am NOT unpicking it again!

Just a little of bragging to be done!  If any of you have a copy of the latest Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you will recognize the quilt below.  Level Crossing is made from some of my favourite reproduction fabrics, and I feel very lucky to have it in AP&Q's lastest edition, also a great project by Chris Jurd using another of my favourite things - hexagons!

MICHELLE HILL CLASS - If anyone is free on the weekend of 4 and 5th August and would like to do a Michelle Hill workshop, she will be at Simply Stitches in Wagga.  Please give Faye a ring on 0269 216 722 for more information as there are just a few places left.  I went to Michelle's workshop last year, and she is brilliant at what she does and I learnt so much.  This is a rare opportunity so don't miss out.  Ring now!

I shall leave you for now, hope you are all doing lots of stitching while the weather is cold and wet, stay well and safe,