These are ready to be put on the design wall!
Bonnie of Quiltville fame shared pictures of her progress on these blocks.
I became obsessed with them so I figured out how to make the size I wanted and got busy.
My design calls for 36 of these.
I had 5 finished because I had to be sure they were the right size and then kitted up the remaining 31.
This was my first project at retreat.
I love having everything ready to pull out of the bag.
Next I made block 24 for my Splendid Sampler.
My new friend Liatris is also doing The Splendid Sampler.
It was fun to see her blocks.
Then I started on my Dresden Plates.
I had everything for this kitted up also.
The plate fabrics came from my bin of 2 1/2" batiks strips that I've collected from retreat strip swaps.
I made this one at home to see how it would look.
I have 10 plates ready to applique.
Liatris was working on Jamestown Landing--and it is fabulous!!!
She sewed all of her rows together and
I couldn't stop thinking of mine sitting at home all alone in the bin.
I didn't have a leader/ender project with me-weird!- so on one of my trips home,
I grabbed my bin and some fabric.
I got busy cutting half square triangles and pretty soon I had a nice stack ready to trim.
We continue to have our strip swaps.
Thank goodness we do,
I've been using many of my 2 1/2" neutrals and need "new blood" in my own selection.
My friends continue to impress me with their neutral selections.
We also traded out 1 1/2" neutrals , 1 1/2 purples,
2 1/2" batiks and purples.
Another fun retreat in the books.
Now to plan for the next one...but that's not until October!
I have to get these project finished so I can show them off.
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