Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Next Up

I've pieced all the small Dresden blocks for Dresden Doilies.   I still need to make and appliqué the red centers, they look done because I took this picture of them sitting on my red ottoman!!

These blocks have 14 blades and finish around 4 1/2".

Now it's time to get going on Canasta, for Sinta and Sherri's Schnibbles Sew Along. Eleven days  until the end of the month, I think I'm good, there's not much going on at my house from now until the parade.

I'm making my version of Canasta using Fig Tree fabric.  I have a bin of Fig Tree layer cakes, fat quarters and fat eighths that need to be used.

So I dug through all the fabric and put together over 30 different "perfect" combinations of fabric.  I plan to make the 61 block version of Canasta.

I'm also thinking about changing up the basket pattern a little, maybe making some different baskets instead of 61 baskets exactly alike and exactly like the pattern, shocking, I know!

Times a wastin', I hope you're able to squeeze in this project before the end of the month too!


  1. I am working on three and my husband found one he wants to im going to be busy I think I my canasta to

  2. looking at that pile of fabrics I think this will be another masterpiece for you. Can't wait to see what you come up with for this always come up with great projects. Your fans are just adorable and looks like lots of pieces when you get done and tally this one up.

  3. Love the tiny adorable!
    And that photo of the fabric... I can only say...YUM!

  4. Look at all of that wonderful Fig Tree fabric ! I think I am drooling ;-) Your Canasta is going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you have planned for this quilt !

  5. Your Dresdens are adorable and I can't wait to see your spin on the baskets. We all expect nothing else from you Thelma! You know what would throw us all off balance?? If you created a quilt exactly like the pattern. LOL.

  6. should say "expect nothing LESS from you" Not "nothing else". I should proofread before hitting the Publish button. :)

  7. Beautiful dresdens, Thelma.

    Looking forward to seeing your Canastas.

  8. Your dresdens are coming together nicely...almost done I would think.
    That Fig Tree stash should oughta be set back a bit just to be sure it doesn't get drooled on...lovely. I noticed you sort of cast off the royal blue to the side, but even though I am not a blue lover, that is what drew me to the Avalon collection. The blue is just not a regular in Fig Tree fabrics. I used that collection in last month's Schnibbles and loved it. You are sure to come up with another winner. Look forward to it. (Mine is done, quilted and bound)

  9. Absolutely love your dreadens!! And your Schnibbles will be lovely with the Fig Tree


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