If you are looking for the giveaway post it is here.
I am throwing around more layout for the red and aqua quilt. I am thinking about a different idea entirely, but you will see something at the end of the month. I am not going to blog weekly about my plates until August. I might have something to share then. But Michelle posted this picture of her Great-grandmother's quilt here. I love that look! The plates and ice cream cones look great together. So I am definitely going to do that border for the thirties version of the Dresden plate quilt. The quilt will have 5 plates and some scrappy patchwork. The 6" nine patches will each be of one color, but 5 different 2 1/2 inch squares of fabric. It will take a while to cut, but I think the look will be perfect. Here is my fantastic sketch.
Yup. You see why I quilt instead.
When cutting the these Dresden plate wedges from fat quarters, you get all those seemingly worthless scraps. Waste not want not. See the extra bit below the ruler.
They are seriously small, but I saved them. I started to sew them together the last couple of weeks. I alternated thin and wide ends when piecing. From each "stack" of sewn pieces, a strip was cut as wide as possible. They aren't the same widths, but who cares. It became a wonky coin quilt.
I will be getting playing around the edges with some perle cotton in red 321 and a blue 747. At least it isn't too big to make me hot and irritable in the summer heat. It measures 15" by 22". Each strip is 2.25 inches, give or take a quarter or two.
I also made some progress on my 1 inch hexagons. I hand appliqued them on linen and added some DMC 321 embroidery thread.
One will be staying and the color wheelish one will be going, as a pin cushion, to a sweet owner of my LQS that is retiring and the store will be no more. :( She is the friendliest nice lady with an amazing staff. I will miss her. I learned how to really quilt there so it makes me super sad thinking about it.
World Cup Fever anyone? Go Spain! I leave you with the mental image of my five year old daughter yelling GOALLLLLLLLL! Zoe at 14 months has learned to do it too! It is too funny when all three of them start yelling it at the same time.