Yaaaay, it's 50th blogpost time! :) I can't believe I'm at 50 already! And to celebrate I finished my Dresden plate quilt top. Doing the happy dance right now :) Unfortunately it's too late to take some nice photos so I can only provide one that I took in our bedroom. I didn't even have enough space to hang it without bumping in the dresser, I tried to move it out of the way, but there was so much I could move it... See my little 3-D pinwheels in the corners? I love them!
Now here's the dilemma: how should I quilt this? I was thinking to quilt the sashing differently from the blocks themselves. Should I just make the petals look like flowers or simply outline them and stipple the background? I'll have to figure it out soon to be able to keep moving. If you have any ideas please leave a comment below!
In my last post I forgot to mention one of my new favorite quilt books. I pre-ordered Angela Walters' new book Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters. It came a few weeks ago (a lot earlier than expected) and I started to go through it right away. A few days later I decided to start reading it. It was the first quilt book that I read from cover to cover without skipping any parts. I also did it in maybe 3 evenings when I was home by myself. I totally recommend it if you need ideas for machine quilting. The illustration is just incredible and I love her explanations, they're very simple and understandable. The quilts are very inspiring. It will definitely be my go-to book. I was even thinking to start practicing her designs after I quilted the Dresden top.
I've go to run now, but hopefully I'll be back soon!
'Til we blog again! :)