I’ve cut, sewn and pressed more than 600 Dresden blades or petals these last couple of weeks. Today I organized them by color so I could start building each block.
This quilt will have 30 finished blocks, with 20 blades in each. I set out 30 paper plates, then started distributing the colors. This is not my norm. When I do a scrappy quilt, I usually just grab the next piece, at random. My quilting friends talked me into being more organized with this one!
I now have 30 plates ready to sew, with a few leftovers. Perhaps they’ll turn into doll quilts.
In the meantime, my Flea Market Flowers (Lori Holt design) is well underway. I stitch in the evenings or when I’m waiting for someone or something.
This week I pulled out some boxes of Dresdens I made about 20 years ago. They are still waiting to be born into a quilt. Maybe I’ll get to them this year.