|The Real Magic Bag|
Glup! It was really time to sew. I have a driving need to have patterns and find it very hard to add randomness to my quilts. So I grabbed a paper bag in went the blades for one plate. Add a good shake and sew together whatever comes out.
That had my helper back by my side quicker than I could say Magic Bag! With dd by my side I opened the first plate the results left me amazed. I don't know if it's good manners for a quilting blogger to toot their own horn but I think this quilt could very well turn out to be the best quilt I've made to date. The fabrics go together beautifully and I'm so glad I went back through yesterday and added some of the blue shades I'd past over earlier for the really complete the blue spectrum. I sat and sewed all 15 plates that I need for the project and then when I was done I had enough blades leftover to make one last plate and I sat there for the entire afternoon and sewed them all.
|16 Blue Dresden Plates|
At that point I was glad to have the "spare plate" to iron, after all if I mess that up I can still bed someone else to iron the "real ones" for me. Well let me tell you ironing a plate isn't worth the fear. I knew the key from watching it on a sewing show 6 or 10 months ago. Press all seams the same way. Just glide the iron in a round about way. Then I flipped it over checked my measurements two ways (yes I could have checked it 8 ways but why?) pressed a bit more and then the first one was done. It looked even better than before I'd ironed it. Oh the joy of knowing I didn't ruin it!
|My Blue 16" Dresdens Destined for 18" blocks|
When my husband saw them he said something nice and then said "what about the centers?" So I ask you, what about the centers? No one said I had to applique circles, I could applique hearts instead, nearly anything would fit over that small hole. And what color should it be? Some of the blades are detailed with gold so I was thinking a nice gold might look very rich and lavish... I guess that's more than one question. Do you hold any answers?