I've been thinking about what class I'd really like to teach this fall at Sew Much More in Austin, and I decided to make a Dresden plate. They are so much fun and really not that difficult. First, pick your fabric.
Next, put it together. Not sure? Come take my class!
Once it is together, there's nothing to be done but to quilt the dog out of it!
Doesn't it look good!!! Just looking at it makes me so happy! Quilting is awesome!
All my leaves have veins! Halla-freakin-leulia!! (Yes, that is a word in Texas.) Yes, I know there is something very wrong with a person that would cut-out 300 leaves, machine applique' them down, quilt around them and then put veins on them. But don't they look GOOD?!! Yipee!!!
Now this quilt just needs a binding. But not today.
Cause we are headed to the pool! It is 99 degrees here today. Happy Quilting!!!!!
Okay, I've done it. I've cheated on my obsession. That's right, I've been making granny squares. After being inspired by Lucy at www.attic24.typepad.com I had to make some. Have you been to her blog? Girlfriend has a way with color that makes my skirt fly up! I have to say, once I got the hang of it, I can see the appeal of crocheting. It can be relaxing, plus you can do it at the pool while the kids are swimming. (And don't worry about that about those folks that are staring at you while you are crocheting at a pool. They don't think you are a FREAK at all. They wish they could do what you are doing.) But don't think I have given up quilting. No, no, never! I'm still plugging away at this quilt.
I'll have a bigger picture and more to say in a few days. For now, I can say, it is almost done! Hallaleuia!!!!!