Monday, November 15, 2010
Design Wall Monday
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!