Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a brilliant day. We’re still having a stormy time in the northeast of England. The weatherman has informed me that this stormy weather is coming from Siberia. It seems there’s no end in sight for the Beast from the East. This self-imposed lock-in is dragging on a bit for me. So, I decided this morning that I wanted to have a little fun today. I probably should have done some baking or some washing but I really wanted to have some fun. So, I kicked off a new small project. I cannot take credit for this idea. It’s something I have seen everywhere but my first view was on Pinterest.
It seems that the wonderful Dresden Plate is one of my main blocks at the moment. So what better project to start on this very stormy day. I found a Dresden Blade template and traced and cut out 24 blades of various fabric scrap prints …..
Then I trimmed approximately half of the blades to various lengths and joined them together …..
What could be simpler than joining a couple of dozen Dresden Blades and already they’re looking pretty good but I’m not leaving them like that. No sirree bub, I’m going to add a little interest to this Dresden Plate. I hunted out my template bucket ……
And my Freezer Paper, favourite lucky pencil and paper scissors …..
I studied and measured. Traced and cut out. Adapted some shapes and cut out to my heart’s delight. This is what I ended up with ……
Now all I have to do is iron the Freezer Paper shapes onto contrasting or co-ordinating fabrics. These little shapes are roofs. I will also be adding windows and perhaps doors and of course a centre circle to cover the hole.
Has anyone else made one of these Dresden Neighbourhood Blocks? I’m thoroughly enjoying this project. The best part is I have so far only used scraps of fabric. I’m hoping I can piece the background in neutral scraps as well. I think once this project is finished I will add some simple quilting and use it as a door banner. What fun.
Here’s a progress photo of my Dresden quilt. I have finally finished the binding. I plan of making the label either later this evening or sometime tomorrow morning. I’m so pleased that this project is now complete and ready to either hang or snuggle under.
It’s been another blowy snowy day. I’m suffering from cabin fever. I don’t tend to go out all that much but because the roads are dangerous I’m staying home which makes me want to go out!!!
I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you’ve all enjoyed the first day of March. You know what they say about March … in like a lion out like a lamb. I sure hope it works out that way. Until next time,
Let’s on keep on stitching.