There has been an unexplained break in transmission

 There has been an break in transmission from this blog, which is too boring to explain, but needless to say it involved kids, life and priorities.  
While I have been off air I have hand stitched a few of my Dresden's down to the lovely mocha striped background I brought at Quilters Harvest in Warracknabeal.  Three down, nine to go!
 I also quilted this child's quilt with snugly flannel backing.  I am just sewing the binding down.  The biggest delay on this project was finding the perfect red for the binding...it's not perfect, but it will do and I don't think one small boy will care...so long as he gets it this weekend!
I have been waiting on a parcel from Ann at Periwinkle Patchwork.  What I didn't expect was these lovely fabrics, scraps from her own scrap bag.  I have dived in and started using them already as some of the colours were perfect for a WIP that needed a small push to finish.

 I found this half started wall hanging (Reproduction Print Table Topper from American Patchwork Quilting website go HERE) when I was looking for something else.  And because I wasn't in a mad rush/panic, I was able to calmly evaluate the problem (ignore the three extra flying geese made, just cut four rectangles and four squares) and get on with finishing the top.  I am not so sure about the border print (only because I have used it on so many things)  but it did need a dark colour and I have lots of this sweet brown Jo Morton print.  
It took a while but I actually found the project I was looking for.  It is 3/4's quilted now...now that I have had a chance to spend some time in the sewing room.  But I will show you that on another post. 
Happy quilting Sue.

5 comments:

  1. I am in awe of those dresdens! Wow!
    I made that same APQ topper a couple of years ago in a variety of greens and golds. I think I like it better all scrappy like yours. I should have followed the pattern. : )

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  2. I keep scrolling back to the Dresden's. They are gorgeous, just my cup of tea. Great that you're getting things done, and hope the bumps smooth out soon. X

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  3. Your red and white Dresdens are fantastic! And your little guy quilt will definitely be having fun snuggling under a new quilt.

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  4. You have been busy and productive--the Dresden's are beautiful--love two color quits.

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  5. We all get those transmission interruptions lol lve your dresdans on the grey background gorgeous!!! Loving the scrap bag too, I always stash Anni Downs scrap bags too!

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