Today's post brought to you by Richard
While I finally did it. I broke down and made a Dresden. My guild SLMQG is having a Dresden competition (Just got distracted the 2 quilts I showed off last month in guild meeting are listed on a post on guild site yea!). Well I am running out of time to get serious to enter the competition. So I must make some serious progress in the next couple days so I can get something to turn in for the competition. Just so you all know this is not a guild only event. Their is lots of NICE prizes so please make up a Dresden project and enter.
Last night just as it was starting to get dark my kids ran in the house screaming that the neighbors tree fell into our yard. I ran out to look and was happy to find that it did not land on the power line (we have over head power in my area). While scouting around I was saddened to realize that a coaxial cable was laying on the ground. I ran in the house to realize that my Internet is out. How can any one live with out Internet. I was so excited to post about my Dresden but I could not get online. Before I finish my story, I want to show you what happened 3 years ago this month.
Any way to start over on a good note today I finally cut into the Reunion material that we bought during the shop hop. We ended up with 21 different fat quarters (22 we had one duplicate). I took a six inch cut off the end of each fat quarter (the above picture was after the cutting) and was able to cut 8-9 petals of each material type.
Using the instructions on this post I sewed the top together and then flipped it over.
This was actually a lot easier and lot faster then I expected.
Once I got all the single petal's sewn together and ironed I sewed them all into pairs. and sewed the pairs to other pairs.
It turns out that it takes 20 petal's to complete 1 flower.
I finished 2 full flowers and have enough petal's cut for about 4-5 more. It seems that I need a circle for the center so will be going to the store today to buy a cutter for that and buy some material that I will use to put these on. My plan is to make a baby blanket so with any luck I will have the top put together tonight and have something to show off in my next post.
To end off the post thank you goes out to the Comcast repair guy that climbed the pole and put my wire back on so that my Internet is back on and alive. I host all my websites at my house so it was a sad night last night. Almost 12 hours with no Internet. Many unhappy visitors to my sites. Oh well its back on and happy now.