Sunday, February 15, 2015

Just about a Dresden ...

It has been so stinkin' hot here these past few days, there's little a girl can do but stay indoors and stitch. So I've almost got the top of my refreshed Dresden Table Topper put together:

I just need to organise the centre and stitch it together in quarters. I'm really thrilled with how it's looking, and have made a small dent in the FG stash. Actually - I'm almost entirely out of reds (but that's because of the tumbler project I'm hand piecing too).

Yesterday the NTFW sewing group gathered together at Shay's home - it had been such a long time since I've been able to catch up with them due to tennis commitments - so it was great to see the girls. I took a couple of the Dresden blades to share, and Shay was surprised at the size of them. In the last post it probably wasn't apparent how large the pieces are - so I'll share that they're probably around 12 inches in length - and the picture above takes up a whole portion of my kitchen bench and hangs over the sides a bit. I think it finishes around 36 inches across at the widest point.

If I'm a really good girl, I may just have the top finished by the end of the day - and if I'm extremely good, I may get it basted too! Chatter soon :-)


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is lovely - like the colors you are using. Here we are beginning to get to the end of winter but still a cold spell to get through this week and then hopefully March will warm up

AnnieO said...

Reds disappear from my stash quickly too! Very pretty Dresden blades. Glad you got to keep your play date with the girls!

Anonymous said...

I, too, didn't realize it was so large. It will make a wonderful table topper.

It's snowing here this morning - large flakes steadily falling with not a puff of wind.

Nancy - WyomingBreezes

loulee said...

Love it!
It's not like you, to work with such huge pieces. LOL

Missy Shay said...

I am loving these blocks!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

It is -8 degrees where I live in the States right now :)


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