Dresden Plate | Sewing Term & Quilting Shape

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Dresden Plate noun A circular quilt pattern dating back to the late 1920s and 30s featuring small scraps of fabric. When fabric was becoming scarce during those times, resourceful seamstresses used whatever scraps they could find (like old aprons, tablecloths, handkerchiefs) to create these beautiful blocks. The Dresden Plate is named after Dresden, Germany and may also be referred to as … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Finished Quilt & Giveaway

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My Dandy Drive finished quilt is just about ready for it's final destination and I'm excited to show you how it turned out.  When I started out on this adventure the plan was to make a full quilt but in the end, I completed a bed covering. Basically, things happened, time slipped away and I have a house full of germs!! Luckily, my trusty assistant Tucker was there to help keep my quilts in … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Final Layout | Sew Along

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Happy Friday, it's time for the Dandy Drive final layout reveal! Life has been pretty busy around here and I have been slow to complete my blocks so, I modified the final project to be a bed cover instead of a quilt. This change actually worked perfectly for me and I hope that this encourages others to make a pattern their own. Each of the block units are simple to make and this pattern is … [Read more...]

Flower Stem Block Dandy Drive Sew Along

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Today is about the halfway point in the Dandy Drive Sew Along and things are really starting to come together. Now that I have my flower stem block finished I can really see the big picture and am excited to get to the finish line. HST's are the base of the flower stem block. This easy design is very common in quilting and can be stitched several different ways. Since my Baby Lock Destiny … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Flower Block | Sew Along

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You know I love to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to a ride on the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Last week I shared my 9 patch blocks which I used as the center of my flowers. Here is a quick look back but you can see more here. Today is all about turning those blocks into flowers! These blocks are a great way to practice your points. I kept my … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Sew Along | 9 Patch

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It's always fun to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to join the fun of the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Each week, I'll be sharing a few pictures of my blocks for the Dandy Drive quilt. I'll be keeping my version scrappy in hopes to clear out my stash becuase let's face it, I want an excuse to buy more fabric!! It will be fun to stitch together and watch this … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Block Assembly | Quilt Along

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Welcome back to the quilt along. Today we are going to focus on the Sugar Bloom block assembly. By now, you have gathered your supplies, cut your fabric and are ready to get stitching! For those of you just joining us today, do not worry. You can catch up here: Supplies Cutting  Sugar Bloom Block Assembly   Supplies needed for lesson 2: 1 pattern jelly roll 26 … [Read more...]

Dainty Darling Fabric Line | Breeze By in Progress

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I don't know what it is but there is something about fabric that gets me excited. Maybe it's the texture, vivid colors or the endless possibilities that swirl through my mind but it always seems to make me smile. Then when I see a friends name on the selvage.... LOVE!! (Enter enter the Dainty Darling fabric collection. ) So, when my friend Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama told me about … [Read more...]

Scrap Fabric Sewing | Pineapple Block

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Some days just don't go as planned. Yesterday was one of them. I had mapped out a day of secret sewing to finish up a few deadlines, clean the house and prep for an upcoming sewing retreat but this pile of scraps derailed. My day was quickly filled with scrap fabric sewing. I have no idea why but I just could not let it go. Before I knew it, I was stitching tiny bits together to make … [Read more...]