Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cape Cod pictures and Dresden blocks finished

It  feels so good to be back! I haven't even noticed until recently that it's almost been a month since my last post. I can't even remember when was the last time I did any sewing. It's been over 90F here for a while and when it was cooler we were away on Cape Cod. I needed  the few days of relaxation and mostly the uninterrupted sleep. We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast (Inn at the Red Oak in   Eastham, MA) for the first time. Our sink had two separate faucets for hot and cold water. It was kind of interesting :)  We were on the beach a lot, Fiance fishing and I was reading and walking. I  took some really nice shots. It was low tide when I was taking the pictures and saw some really cool stuff that the ocean revealed.

The rocks looked like this:

The house on the beach had an incredible view:

I loved the look of these  little "worm"-looking sand pipes:

The beauty of low tide, I adore the rippled effect:

If anyone could tell me what  this is... it's texture is like jello:

Since we got back the weather has been crazy hot and my sewing room has no A/C. Despite everything I did finish  the corner blocks I want to put on my Dresden baby quilt and did the sashing and the border lengthwise. Still have to do the horizontal ones with the little pinwheels.
Yesterday I finally got over myself and after coming home from a 3-day kayaking/hiking trip I dove into my sewing. As a relaxation I watched the 50 something minute video about the July BOM for Craftsy and decided to make the blocks. I turned my TV on and watched Daylight (never realized Viggo Mortensen played in it) and then  Bad Boys. By  the end of the first movie I could feel sweat rolling down my shins. Turning the iron on after that didn't help to cool down :)
Guess what month is it? YES! Dresden month! :) I made a regular Dresden plate block with machine blanket stitching, which I haven't done before.

My traditional Dresden plate  block:
Dresden plate Craftsy block

My modern Dresden wheel block:
Modern wheel Craftsy block

That's all for now and I'll be back soon with the finished pink and white quilt top.

'Til we blog again! :)


  1. These are amazing photos. I visited Cape Cod many years ago and loved it. Your dresdens are the blue!

  2. Such great photos! Looks like a beautiful beach. The blue dresdens are perfect and remind me of porcelain dishes.

  3. looks like a jelly fish to me--stay away--they sting and it's nasty!! lovely pictures--those sand pipes are super cool. love the dresden blocks

  4. Jelly fish are beautiful... but can be painful ;) No touchy :) I am so glad that you are back. I was getting ready to email you ;D Your blocks are wonderful ! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

  5. Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos and glad that you're back too. Your dresden plates looks beautiful and the blanket stitches are nice and even. Great blocks, Kati!

  6. I noticed you were missing Kati, was starting to wonder where you'd gone to :) More beautiful Dresdens - you are so good at picking out subtle colours in a close colourway, I'm loving your choices again :)


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