Last night I completed one Dresden block for Gossip in the Garden. I must say that I've had a bad attitude about the 4 large Dresden blocks in this quilt ever since I saw that they should be English paper pieced. I will NOT do that! So, being oh so smart and experienced (she says sarcastically), I decided to piece the blades on the machine and then use interfacing to sew around the edges and turn and fuse. Well, in my infinite wisdom, I picked up some interfacing that is, well, from the pits of interfacing hell.
I don't know where it came from, don't know what kind it is but, after I stitched around the edges of the Dresden and touched the interfacing with the iron, it shriveled up! What am I doing with this in my interfacing stash???? By then I was committed. So I wrestled and pushed and straightened and fussed and machine appliqued it down. Well, it looks horrible. But, not being a quitter and it being 11 PM, I struggled through. I machine appliqued the center and there it is. This is the point where I usually stack the project neatly into my stash and it remains a ufo to be sold in a garage sale by my children after my demise. However, all that remains to finish this quilt is the 3 remaining Dresdens. I will persevere...in a few days maybe. I have this much finished and it just needs to be assembled and the border added: