Monday, November 15, 2010

Design Wall Monday

 Thank you Judy, for having this opportunity to post what is on my design wall. It moves me to make something so there is something to look at.

I've got the lettering for the city name part of the banner. It has to dry a couple of days before I remove the paper and heat set it.

I primed and put the first coat of paint on this bookcase. Joe made it probably 23 years ago and we used it with the just the unpainted wood. It is going to go in the nook in our bedroom, so needed white paint. It's been sitting in the basement for about 3-4 months waiting. Today I started. I hope it will be done before another 3-4 months passes.

I have been wanting to make a Dresden Plate quilt since I first started quilting. I got a pattern from Mountain Mist back when they had patterns on the paper that wrapped their batting. I didn't buy the batting, but I did send away for a free pattern. It's not the one I used, but finally, FINALLY I am making one. There are a number of babies coming at work, and I thought this would be a great one. I don't have enough of the white with rainbow dots for the background, but I think something like that will be great. I think I will make the center circle out of the same fabric.

If you want to see what more folks are doing, check out Judy's blog.

Thanks for all your comments. What is really fun that I forgot to mention was I bought the fabric as fat-quarter packs at Walmart. I loved the color combination but didn't know what I was going to do with it. I also used a dresden plate cutting template from June Tailor that I bought years ago. I'm feeling pretty good that I'm making this quilt after wanting to for so long, and that I'm using supplies that I've had on hand for a long time. I love bright colors and I think I will go with a black center (maybe with dots) and find some other white fabric with dots for the background. This is a fabric I bought online and usually it's great quality, but this is kind of flimsy, not good for a baby quilt. So, I'm off to find something that will work!

13 comments:

Kate said...

Beautiful Dreden Plate, love the rainbow colors!

QuiltSwissy said...

Perfect for babies! Get them started in abundant color!

glen

Kathie said...

I really like the bright colors in this, anyone would love it.

Bonnie said...

the dot back ground fabric looks good and I agree the dots would look good as the central circle. And, it will be a great baby quilt.

Teaquilts said...

Those colorful dresden plates will make terrific baby quilts.

Chris said...

Great Dresden Plate. The colors would look good on black or white.

Gari said...

Making Dresden Plates is one of my favorite things to do. And I love your color wheel plate. Lucky babies (and mothers) who get these.

Charlene S said...

I really like your Dresden Plate. It looks like a great color wheel too.

Cathy said...

I love your Dresden Plate, and the bright colours in it.

Denise :) said...

A dresden plate quilt is on my list, too! Your color choice is fabulous!! :)

Becky said...

I love, love, love the dresden plate. I've saved pointillist fabric from the 90's to do one of these "someday".

kwiltnkats said...

Nice job Mary. I've not seen a dresden plate with rainbow colors and frankly never would have considered it for a baby quilt. Did you audition black centers? Just a thought. You know how the experts say black is a good stimulas for infants.

Sarah said...

Love those colors - as soon as I saw them it made me want to start something similar!

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