Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gossiping in the Garden - One Dresden Down-Sort of - Three to Go...

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:
So, today I'm working and my next sewing project which will be the trees in the Winter Solstice quilt along that Paulette is hosting. I told her that she gave us too much homework this month. She actually wanted us to do the trees, the sheep and finish the top. Hahahahaha. Hope you're having a good Thursday! It's cooled off here. Take care! XO and cheery wave (in spite of the interfacing "incident") Bev

6 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Looks good from here! Great save!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I'm so glad you set Sweet P straight! LOL I think you did a great save~ your block is adorable! Happy stitchin'!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

You are way to hard on yourself, it looks great. I love all the blocks and it will look amazing put together. Keep going girl!

PamKittyMorning said...

They are all so cute I'm jealous of the whole thing. I like the way you put fabrics together, it's very inspiring!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Your Dresden looks great! NOT horrible at all. All of your blocks look great together, can't wait to see the completed top - hang in there!

margaret said...

you persevered and it has paid off. I too have done dresden plates with interfacing, then realises I had used the one with a sticky backing, fortunately had not ironed it though so ripped it off and did it again! You are nearly there with a finish, looking forward to seeing the quilt completed, My farmers wife book has arrived way beyond me so looks like I will have to sigh up for the instructions.