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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Dresden Plate Quilt Progress

Hi everyone. Hope you have had a good weekend or are still having one, depending on our time difference!!
I've had a nice weekend. I got some sewing done and I also visited my brother and sister today.
I'll update you first of all on the progress of my quilt.
Well, I've managed to get all 16 'plates' finished and have now begun to sew them onto white squares. I went to Nimble Fingers in town and got some lovely white fabric which is just exactly what I was looking for!

I've got 4 sewn onto white squares

I love this white fabric!
It's perfect for my quilt.

I'm hoping that by the end of the week I'll have them all done!! Wishful thinking??
Watch this space!

Now for my charity hopping finds.
First of all there is this lovely item.

This is a hollow decorative 'book' made of tin and featuring a very appealing coastal design. It is actually made for holding a tea light as there is a hole on the back. My son was a fisherman for 14 years and he loves anything to do with the sea, so this is for him. Both my sons inherited the 'quirky' gene!! Oh I'm so glad!! I can indulge endlessly!!
Then I found these for my younger son. A set of four handmade coasters. I love these!!

And last, but by no means least, I received this little owl ornament from my sister today. It's SO cute! It measures about 1 and a quarter inches high and has been named Oslo. Don't ask me why. I just thought it was a good name for him!!

See you again soon!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful quilt! I've always loved the blues and yellows together. I have so much to learn about quilting, and I'm hoping to find some time after my daughters wedding this summer to get back into quilting again. I look foward to seeing more of your lovely quilting projects.