|Dotty Dresden Plate|
While on retreat, I machine appliqued the plates onto their background squares. It was fun to see the reaction from the other quilters at the retreat. It is just such a fun cheerful quilt and can't wait to finish it.
When I got home from the retreat, the blocks were squared up to 16 1/2 inches and then sewn together. Now it is time for borders.
Also, while on retreat I worked on Bonnie Hunter's "Blue Ridge Beauty." Only have 51 more four-patches to sew. Would you believe I ran out of enough cut strips to finish sewing the four-patches?? Here I thought I was well prepared for this retreat. All the pieces are in the Wal-Mart cake carrier that was discussed on Bonnie's site. I love these carriers. It holds all the pieces for a large quilt with room to spare.
Getting ready for Bonnie's "Easy Street" mystery, has kept me busy for the last day. Here are most of the fabris that have been pulled. Can you feel the excitement building?? November 23 can't come too soon.
Check out http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/easy-street-mystery.html to see what all the excitement is about.
I still need to finish pulling my white with black fabrics. The fabrics look so fun together.
Check out Judy's Patchwork Times, http://www.patchworktimes.com/2012/11/05/design-wall-monday-november-5-2012/ to see what others are working on.