Friday, September 11, 2015

Dresdens, Pillowcases and Other Sewing

It's been awhile since my last post, so I thought I'd let you know what I've been working on.  I have somehow gotten myself into a lot of things that require a deadline, and they all seem to be coming due at once.  I sometimes get that "I can save the world" mentality, and get myself into way too many things.  

Here are some Dresden Plates I've been working on.  Some of these are for my own projects, but the fan blades were all over the sewing room.  I decided it was best to sew them together so they would be all in one piece.  

This Dresden plate table topper is for a silent auction donation.  

I love to hand applique', but sometimes it isn't always possible.  I did machine applique' on the Dresden plate following Harriet Hargrave's directions.

Mastering Machine Applique' is a great book.  This book tells what settings to use for different sewing machines and has lots of valuable information and illustrations.  

You can find my tutorial for this quilt as you go table topper here.  

I also made 20 pillowcases using my Hot Dog Pillowcase tutorial here.   At some point I need to update my tutorial because it doesn't show how to do the french seam finish.  I made 10 Frozen and 8 Avengers pillowcases for donation to a DAR school.  

Another Frozen pillowcase went to my niece's daughter who is 5, and a Mickey Mouse pillowcase went to my Grandson (I forgot to take a photo).

I'm also in a signature swap with a group of quilters.  I've sewed, signed, stamped and colored 70 plus blocks for the swap in November.   I made a few extra blocks to have signed by friends that didn't sign up for the swap.

There's still more things I've committed to do, and I'll show you those as I finish.  I am really missing my EPP projects.  Sometimes when I get a bit overwhelmed by the quilting things that I've promised, I grab some yarn and crochet a bit.

 You can see my crochet projects on my Easy Crochet blog here.  

My Dresden plate table topper tutorial is here.  

My Hot Dog Pillowcase tutorial is here.

I'm linking to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday at What A Hoot!

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 
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