Saturday, February 27, 2010

Update on my Dresden Plates

I started off kind of slow today. I couldn't breath because of my cold for the last two nights, so I barely slept for two nights in a row. With the kids coming in and out of my room all morning, I really didn't rest but didn't get in the studio til after noon either. I sewed all of my cut out dresden plate pieces. I only started with one charm pack, the Friends and Flowers by Moda. I need to get another one asap. I won't do a tutorial on these, because there are a lot of good ones out there already. I will say to be sure and clip your corners before turning and I love the the wooden "turny thing". My dresden ruler by Darlene Zimmerman came with it's own "turny thing". Good idea!

I can't wait to get these stitched together, but I am happy with the progress I have made so far. Turning and ironing them all is a job in itself.

I was excited to get an email today about the Potholder Pass 2. I got the name and colors for my person and my mind is already whirling with ideas. I have been to her blogs and am trying to find out what her tastes are through her blog.

Oh....can you see me doing the happy dance? Well, I am. I just checked the mail and have already gotten my package from Pink Chalk Fabrics. I received my two patterns and my Studios magazine. I just ordered them 2 days ago. Bravo, Pink Chalk! You rock!! I am gonna post my pics for you and dig into my package of goodies. I feel like a kid at Christmas. If I still have time after that, I may go cut out some of my Conkerr Cancer pillow cases.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Love your dresden plates - they look so cheerful all lined up. Hope you are feeling brighter too!

  2. love, love, love those dresden plates!! They are going to look awesome!
    I love Pink Chaulk as they always get you your stuff asap!!
    The pot holder swap is going to be so fun. I got my partner too.