May 25, 2010

Week 5: Dresden Plate Party

The May Day giveaway, the Blogger's Quilt Festival, Quilt Market... and new Aurifil thread to play with. Let's just say I have been distracted by the beauty around me instead of (cough) finishing my own projects. I even forgot to participated in the the Monthly Friday Night Sew In. Ahh! Even the end of school activities have been piled on at hubby's work! It is hard to get around the table for dinner at night!

So were you more productive than I? I sewed some wedges and free-motioned basted my purple plate.


I was thinking of this setting with yo-yos by Sachiko Obata for my red and aqua Dresdens.  I have made yo-yos before, but I wonder if they can be finished faster by some machine sewing...

There were so many sites to look at and new friends to make at the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Day. I only commented on the items that I truly would love and work with. I peeked around lots of blogs too. It's so easy to get caught up in the 'Ooo, free stuff' routine. I did win some beautiful fabric to make a bag from Brooke from Pitter Putter Stitch in some wonderful blues. I love her buttercup bag that was designed by Rae.  It is a free bag pattern. Then, I won a Dresden Plate Pillow! I have been meaning to make one, but I really want to finish these quilt tops by summer vacation. Here it is in all of its wonderfulness.

{image from traceyjay quilts}

I will receive, get this, one made in Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks voile and linen! This is so perfect.  Thanks Tracey. Go visit her etsy and you can buy this green pillow.

I have also met some interesting people along the way. I need a blog gadget to remember to check my google reader! Off I go to get some cleaning done and...maybe some semi-naughty fabric purchases during naptime.

What have you accomplished on your Dresden Plates this week?

Can't wait to visit you. You can also drop some pictures in the flickr pool.


  1. I love that design, but since i am spatially challenged, I stick to squares;)


  2. Love your purple repro fabric Dresden. Just delightful. I haven't been participating (trying to finish up my many WIP), however, I was the lucky recipient of a Dresden from one of your participants. You can see it here:

  3. Congratulations on winning two great prizes! What a lovely pillow.

  4. Wow; Awesome prizes! I must confess I have avoided SMS giveaway and the Quilt Festival because I know it would take up all of my time! Is your husband a teacher, too? Mine is and the end of the school year is crazy busy. Anyways, once again I have neglected the dresdens this week!

  5. Congratulations, lucky you. I love your pillow it is beautiful.

  6. I only entered the stuff I really loved too, which was most giveaways. I won a whole lot of nothing
    Lucky you!
    I have been seeing more purple lately. I think it is growing on me. That purple plate is great.

  7. Thanks for this great blog post!

    I finished your pillow... and linked. :)

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