It is my turn for the Dots to Dots Blog Hop
Remember it runs through Friday!
A huge thank you to Madame Samm and Corrie from Quilt Taffy. This has been such a fun hop!
The thing I love about these hops is the chance
to try, new blocks, new ideas and new skills.
So...First up paper piecing practice!
I know many of us know Ayumi from Pink Penguin she is amazing! Her paper piecing patterns are so much fun and this is one of her patters. The tutorial and pattern can be found HERE
Yes, I tried stamping!
This is fun, really fun!
I believe I got better as I went along, at least I think I did!
I am not ready to use these blocks as Ayumi has so many new patterns coming out and I would like to add them to these blocks for a wall- hanging.
Then, I have always wanted to try a Dresden Plate Block, but had no idea how; so my friend Elaine gave me a lesson!
This is what I came up with...
I used my Dresden Ruler and made 5 inch blades. Sewed them together and got this..
Super fun and very easy! But I thought the middle hole was too big so I made another one with 2 1/2 inch blades. Now this is where I really learned something. I thought if it was smaller you would not use the same number of blades, oh no, I learned it is the width of the blade not the length!
I so need more Dresden rulers!
Tombow Glue, have you used it before? I love this glue. I put some on the small blades and positioned it right over the larger blades. It is great for place holding. Want some, Corrie our cheerleader has it in her store HERE
Now what to do with that hole?
I do not applique, at all!
Here is my brainstorm.
Ny Grand- babies play plate from their kitchen. Aah, a good size!
Trace on cardboard, add pink scraps to my pink vase!
cut out the circle, trace on fabric, use glue,
I know, I know but this is not a quilt and I know the cardboard will not be coming out but that is OK!
Fold over the fabric on to the cardboard.
I then use Steam-A-Seam Two put some in the middle and plopped down my circle and steamed it into place!
Pinned and ready to quilt.
What do you mean my cardboard fabric circle is too big?
Yes, I agree, so off it came and on went a pinking shear circle with Steam a Seam Two
By this point I bet everyone who applique's is cringing.
Sorry! But I am making this up as I go along!
On to my favorite part.
Again, no idea at all how to applique so I used pink Prescencia thread, (which our cheerleader has HERE) and did a big stitch on the large blades, the small blades and in the ditch of the binding.
This is how I plan on using my non-conventional Dresden Mini Quilt!
BTW, I have no idea how but the large plate is really 12.5 inches! Again, no idea how that happened!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED,WINNER PICKED
Thank you for sticking with me for this picture heavy post. As a small token of my gratitude I would like to give you a chance to win a
$25 Gift Certificate from our Hostess
Corrie from Quilt Taffy.
She has amazing fabrics, yes dots, and Prescencia Thread, Tombow Glue and the fleece we will need for the up-coming Coin Purse Blog Hop. I also hear she will be getting the handles as well.
To win this prize.
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For a second chance visit Quilt Taffy and let us know what you love!
I will pick a winner sometime on Friday.
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