Friday, October 15, 2010

I love the GO! Dresden die!!!!!!

Hi everyone!!!

I'm feeling better today.

I decided to get some scraps out and try out my GO! Dresden die. I love red, and had a lot of scraps left from making the Jack-in-the-pulpit quilt last summer. So, I took them out and started cutting.

It was so fast and easy to cut.
Then, I started sewing the tops into points.
 I just chain sewed them. Very quick.

Then, I ironed the tips and started sewing them together in pairs.
 I sewed the pairs together until I had a full circle.
I machine stitched the dresden plate to a cream background.
I was so excited. I just love the way it looked.
So, I have the block done, now what do I do with it.
I had some leftover hst's from the Jack-in-the-pulpit quilt.
I decided to use those to make a border. 
I have two borders done. What do you think?

I'm going to turn this into a little table top quilt. I think it's going to be so nice.
And it is all made from my stash. Isn't that fun???

I just love the GO! Dresden die. I'm going to be making a lot more projects with it.

I also got some amazing mail today.
I received my pincushion from Krista for the Pincushion Pass.
She had made me one and it got lost in the mail.
So this is the second one she made me. She also sent some wonderful fabric and a  sourdough starter from Alaska. Such a great package!!
I love it. Thank you so much Krista!!!!

Well, that's all for today.
I have to get up early in the morning.
So, to bed I go.




SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Dresden Plate. I love your colors & prints.

If I count correctly you were able to make this DP with 20 petals. There have been some discussion by others that have made it with 21 and some with 22. But to me a DP should be balanced, so 20 seems more appropriate. Thus, I'd like to clarify and hear your thoughts on the number of petals.


WoolenSails said...

I love how you did your dresdan and the red fabrics, it is gorgeous. Now I want to make some;)


badlandsquilts said...

I love the block with the red on the outside and white in the center.

Ida13 said...

I like it very much. I like red-and-white very much nowadays. :)

Barb said...

Love love love it...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said... what you are designing...

Penny said...

I love it! The colours are gorgeous....just perfect. I think it will look good as a placemat too :)

Crafty Gardener said...

It is wonderful and looked so easy to do.

Quilt Hollow said...

Good to hear your feeling better and back into stitches!!
Your dresden is wonderful...absolutely spot on good stuff you know!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that turned out lovely!

Amy said...

I'm glad that you are feeling better. My stomach is starting to hurt today. Could I have caught it from you over the internet? LOL. I love your dresden and am so jealous of all the fun you are having with your GO! It was so nice of Krista to send you a second package and it's such a lovely one at that! I am glad it reached you this time!

Jackie said...

I LOVE your Dresden Plate. With the borders it's even more fantastic!!!

Lisa said...

Loving your Dresden quilt, it looks so quick with the Go! I'm looking forward to when the bring out the smaller one :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Dresden project is beautiful Ariane!!

a good yarn said...

Your Desden looks fantastic Ariane! The Go certainly seems like a lot of fun and must make cutting blocks a breeze. Ann :-)

Stray Stitches said...

I love your dresden table topper. The red and white theme is so cheery. Glad to hear you are feeling better!