Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September's Mini

Just in under the wire, here's September's Mini. I was wondering what to do for September when I received an email asking if there is a pattern for a mini Dresden quilt I made to honor my Mom( if you would like to read the original post go here). The instructions for this one were a little harder to write but they are done to the best of my abilities. So without further ado here it is.

The Dresden Plates in the pattern I have provided are slightly different. The quilt pictured has thirteen blades in each Dresden, the pattern has twelve. I intended to make a twelve bladed Dresden and drafted the pattern a little wrong and had to add number thirteen. The pattern has been corrected and your finished quilt if you choose to make traditional Dresden Plates should look like this.

Here's my completed traditional block. Yea! It has twelve blades.
I have also included a foundation pieced version.
Here's my foundation pieced block.
You can find the entire pattern here.
As always if you have any questions, feel free to email me.
I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Busy Month

If you are looking for this month's mini quilts I'm going to be a few days late. It's been a very busy month. First of all, I needed to complete four seasonal mini quilt for a basket I donated to our guild. It was auctioned off at a silent auction for the Utah Quilt Guild last week. I promised your finished pictures so here goes.
The Complete Basket
All finished and given away(sigh of relief)! 
I also had a wonderful visit from my son, his lovely wife, and my sweet grandson. They are from the bay area and we love their visits. My son and his family that live nearby also spent a lot of time with us. It's so fun to have them all here and watch these little cousins play together.
The only trouble is that they are growing up so very fast.
Yesterday was our grand reveals and beginning of the new year at Block of the Month at a local quilt shop. Here's my quilt using blocks from the past year. I only completed 16 of the available 24, but it was enough for a cute baby quilt.

It's always fun to begin a new year of blocks. Our theme this year is nursery rhymes and our fabric choices are red and white, and pastel thirties fabrics. I think that I'll do both. I'll try to keep up and show you them month by month.