Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spring flimsy and more

So excited:  this is in the flimsy stage.  Hooray.  I need to adjust a few seams at the edges of the piano key borders. But I really like how it added to the quilt. It looks like tans, but is really yellows and peaches.  I ordered the backing so it is all I can do for now.

I had fun with the piano keys and didn't realize how many colors I had.  I could go 18 keys without repeating.  That doesn't include some of the layer cake squares.  Here are the corners ( another pinterest find.)

Next up:  Dresden Beauty;  This is an old UFO.,. at least 10 years. It began with the Dresden pattern from Edyta Sitar. I had purchased it at Rosemont's quilt show and even got her templates which made it easy. 

 The stars were put together at one retreat and a few more nights. Then the setting was a quandary but wanting to go with the scrappy theme. 

I carefully appliqued each star to a background square:

And it has sat.. waiting for the finish.  Notice I am missing a few squares.  Ugh..  will keep searching. But I finally decided to invisible machine applique the points of the center star points. 

Now I will finish the quilt and send it off to be quilted. I want something more than an overall design, but am not comfortable experimenting on this one. 

It feels good to get things done. 


  1. The first quilt is one of my favorite patterns! I love the addition of the piano keys too!

  2. The piano key borders looks great! I love the corners, too. Your Dresden plate design is one of the prettiest I've seen. I love it with the pinwheels. You've been busy!

  3. Your spring quilt looks so soft and gentle--love it.

  4. I really like your take on the issue. I now have a clear idea on what this matter is all about..
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