Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sneak peek

It might be that I am breaking some rules here, but I just had to show you a bit of these projects. My real-life sewing group, SewMod, has organized a row-quilt challenge. Each member makes a 40" row of a different specific block for every other member. We're supposed to be doing one row per month (in order to evenly space the work between the months of June 2010 and February 2011) but since procrastination is one of my dominant personality traits, I'm a little behind... but only a little.

We each provided all the members with an "inspiration" fat quarter of fabric in order to help with color selection. I decided to jump in with the pinwheels row first since I love, love, love that block. The inspiration fabric for this row is the green and white print on the far right. Can you believe that I had the blocks all together before I located this sashing in my stash? In the words of the multi-tentacled Davey Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean), "How fortuitous!!"

Moving on to the Dresden Plate row (another favorite block)... but wait, I have to make Dresdens with Halloween fabric? Huh? The inspiration fabric here is the center circle of black, purple, and neon-green eyeballs. Well, they turned out pretty darn cute, I must say...

I couldn't just keep these to myself until February, now could I?


  1. Both are stunning, of course you had to show them off! Love the star-burst treatment of the Dresden plate, and the blue-green fabrics in the pinwheel one.

  2. We're suppose to be doing one a month? Wow I'm so behind, more quilting stress. ECHHHH

  3. Oh...that is one yummy block! I've never seen a modified dresden like that...and I'm supposed to be the 'dresden queen'! I've sold thousands of the EZ Dresden rulers at quilt shows over the last 6 years. I just love it when someone comes up with something so different and unique!
    Great blog!

  4. Just love your blog. also love dresdens. they are so much fun. Can you tell me about the very last picture in this post, where can I find this pattern? TY

    1. Hi and thanks so much!! The last photo in the post was made from a pattern and templates by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. The pattern name is Dresden Star - it's an older pattern of hers.

      Have a great weekend!


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