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Old 05-12-2021, 05:18 PM
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Queen - I love your pinks/bright colours! I can't wait to see it finished.

crafterbarbara - I am always so impressed with tie-quilts, can't wait for pics
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Old 05-15-2021, 08:37 PM
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I just wanted to thank all of you amazing Dresden plate quilters. I have been quietly lurking as this is a skill that I hope to master someday. My grandmother had a few Dresden plate quilts and I carefully studied them as a child, trying to figure out the tricks to making them. They were so pretty and so different than other quilts! Thanks for sharing and posting. I am learning through you and may get my courage up and try one soon!
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Old 05-18-2021, 01:24 PM
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That's so great to hear! I had wanted to try them for a while so I started this thread so I could do them alongside others that were more experienced and learn from everybody. I didn't find them nearly as hard as I thought they'd be!

I sandwiched my quilt yesterday. Actually I sandwiched three of them and now my calves and hamstrings are in a lot of pain. I'm not sure how others baste their quilts but I do it on my floor with 505 spray. I am lucky that I am flexible and when asked to touch my toes while bent over I can actually put my hands flat on the floor. It makes it easy to reach the floor to sandwich but doing it for so long means I can't move the next day! I gotta remember to stretch next time.

Oh and I got the call that my quilting machine came in, I am hoping to pick it up tomorrow after work and I'm going straight to quilting a quilt, I don't see myself practicing much! lol
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:05 PM
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Here is my top so far. I still need to sew the left and right columns then the sashing around. It will measure 64" x64" when done.
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Old 05-23-2021, 09:32 AM
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The above is PORN. Don't click on it. I reported it.
Here, I thought it was pics of pretty Dresdens.

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Old 05-23-2021, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Queenbarbiej View Post
Here is my top so far. I still need to sew the left and right columns then the sashing around. It will measure 64" x64" when done.
Ohmigosh, is that ever pretty!

Reminds me of summer - watermelon - coneflowers - sherbet. Just beautiful!
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Old 05-24-2021, 02:31 AM
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lizzie - hope you are having fun with your new machine! When I got my Bailey and frame, I went right to working on a quilt, figured that was the way I'd practice! I did a design that fit into the blocks, gentle curves for the most part. Wasn't going to try something like feathers to start with!

QBJ - that top is stunning! Love the large center, I always love a medallion style quilt.

I've not made much progress with my dresden plate top. Put it on the design wall to look at for a while and am leaning towards making different plates for it. My original idea was to make random plates and put them on a plain background, then it morphed to using the doilies, then I went with a "courthouse steps" type background and now think the plates I started with don't work. So I'll save them to use like the original plan and select fabric that goes with the background and doilies to complete this one.
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Message #88 is a link to porn. Do not open. I reported this already.
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Old 06-03-2021, 03:23 PM
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Just added my binding and thus my quilt is finished!! I actually binded 3 quilts today/yesterday and my ufo is down to one...which will remain so because I'm not interested in that quilt.

It's a bit dark here so couldn't get a good photo. I'm giving it to the recipient tomorrow so I'll try to get a better picture and update everyone.
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Twas well received!!
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