Saturday, March 31, 2018
Oh, the joy of twins! You get to make two of everything at the same time, instead of going back three years later and making a second of everything you made the first kid. This egg is for my newest niece. It matches her quilt. I actually thought about making an egg before I thought about making a matching Christmas ornament. This time, I realized we had a metal nail file, so I had a better tool for stuffing the fabric into the Styrofoam.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
I made these three Dresden plates before we moved last year, so I was motivated to make this quilt my first project of the year. I only had enough scraps for three Dresden plates, so my first task was figuring out what to do to fill in the rest of the quilt top. Though the design is simple, it still took a bit of calculating to figure out appropriately scaled dimensions for everything, but it came together quickly after that. I have never appliqued a quilt top, so I got some Heat'n'Bond to adhere the Dresden plates to the quilt top before sewing them down. I was very glad I did this before quilting.