I think I can keep sewing… 2 things down off my immediate to do list…
First, I finished my mini-quilt for the Modify Tradition Swap.
And in true “Michelle’s a Ding Dong” fashion, I’m pretty sure I wrote “Modern Tradition Swap” on the back for a label. D’OH!
But since I can’t seem to get past the Interlaced Star pattern, I went for it again. This time, I tried piecing using tracing paper, which made it heckuva lot easier to paper piece & rip off later…however, tracing paper curls when it meets hot iron. So…not sure I’ve found the best solution for the paper piecing that doesn’t cost an arm & a leg (and is the proper size).
I think the quilting is pretty fun (if not pretty time consuming) – each little section is quilted with echo triangles. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good photo of the back on my DSLR (which I’m stuck w/this weekend, the little camera is touristing DC with Steve).
And better late than never, I finished my first ever Dresden plate for my Facebook VQB. Actually, part of the delay was that I decided I needed the Easy Dresden Ruler (link is to the seller I purchased from, very happy w/the transaction). I’m glad I bought it, I think this was a fun process! BTW – I followed Elizabeth’s instructions on SMS, down to how she did the circle applique in the middle – super easy!
And I need to give a HUGE THANK YOU! to everyone who answered my plea for fabric help – you came through in a big way, and I’m actually sending almost a gallon ziploc full of extra fabric with the block (because I’m sure as heck not going to use it either).