Mid May Wip’s

I am quite pleased with the amount of quilting I managed to get done on Saturday evening and a few minutes stolen since then. My May projects can be seen here.

I have managed to work on everything I had listed, but my main focus became the Dresden plate (dilemma here).

I decided I was ready to be done. I didn’t want to make any more blades to make either of the quilt options larger and went for one large quilt. I used a print for the sashing and solid for the cornerstone. I think the sashing width should have been larger, but I am done.

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While piecing the Dresden plate quilt I used the sashing pieces to this quilt as leaders and enders so this one is now ready to baste, quilt and bind:

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The other major project I worked on was the quilt for my Granddaughter Grace. I found the backing while on vacation and now was as good a time as any to work on it. I just have the binding left to do:

DSCN4026 (800x592)Here is the back:

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Side note. Has anyone used this fusible adhesive spray before:

DSCN4021 (600x800)I used it to apply my Dresden plates and centers to the quilt squares. I wasn’t going for a permanent hold but I did have difficulty with the results. Have you used it in the past? Did you like it? Why or why not?

It was amazing how much I was able to get done in a short period of time. I am goal driven  for much of my life so I try to not be so much so in my quilting life. It’s a good feeling to have accomplished something but I am sure I will go back to my playing self.

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • Susan Owenby

    My goodness, you’ve been busy! I’m working on a Dresden plate, but had no idea that’s what it was. This one is fantastic and I love the choices you made for it, even the thinner sashing.

    • Jackie

      Thank you Susan, I would love to see your Dresden Plate quilt. I don’t know that I would do another one…..

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  • Carole Wool

    Wonderful job! I love the slim sashing on the Dresden plate. I think it shows your wonderful plates off so well!

    • Jackie

      Thank you Carol, maybe I will feel better about the sashing once I get it quilted.

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Karyn Low

    You have done an amazing job, the combined plates look fantastic and the sashing is not too small. Well done

    • Jackie


      I love the spelling of your name! Thank you for stopping by. I am happy with combining the two styles. I will be happier when it is completed.
      Sew Excited Quilts.

  • Jackie

    I hope tonight to finish the binding on Grace’s quilt and see if I have backing fabric for the Dresden Plate.

    The spray was messy and didn’t stick very well, except to my iron. I am sure there was user error in there. I bought it by mistake and finally found a way to use it. Oh well.