Monday, November 14, 2011

I must be crazy!

Here were are, just a few weeks shy of Christmas, and I have a pile of to-do items as high as my head. Kind of typical for a lot of crafters... So, what did I do to make that list just a wee bit shorter, you ask? Well, truth be told - absolutely nothing! I actually started another project.
It's not my fault really - last week was kind of a tough week, and I just headed out to one of my local quilt shops - I had $10.00 worth of "coupons", and I needed a specific kind of fabric to make ornaments for my quilt group's ornament exchange. That's all I needed - honestly! Well, I did want to pick up a pattern too, but that was it. And then I saw the rulers on the wall, and the Dresden Plate ruler started calling my name.
I've never made a Dresden Plate quilt before, but I've recently seen a few tutorials showing how easy they are to make using the rulers and a sneaky sewing method, and it looks SO do-able. So, I bought the ruler too... and when I got home, I had to cut a strip of fabric, just to try the ruler out - that's my story, and I'm sticking to it! The next thing I knew, I had cut about 20 strips, so then I had to cut the wedges... and now I have this on my table:
I don't know if you can see my fancy "turntable" cutting mat under all of those wedges - I won it last spring in our local shop-hop, and it was exactly what I needed to cut all of these pieces. So, I'm off to do some sewing! What do you have on your schedule today?


  1. I think I lost my first comment....As I was saying!

    You are having fun! Are you going to make pointy ones?

    Here is the latest dresden ruler I bought. It can make ginormous plates!

  2. I've always loved the Dresden Plate quilts, but they look like sooo much work! Looks like you have a good start on all the wedges! Have fun! No comment on the "I must be crazy" part!

  3. Love your post!

    Today...I cleaned out the rest of the garden. Ignored the loud beckoning from my studio...and checked all my favorite blogs.

    I love it when a plan comes together and that you have all the pieces you need for the plan when the time is right.

    It's not's a finely tuned spontaneous project unfurling!