Happy Monday Morning! It's another beautiful spring day here in Podunk. I love these crisp chilly mornings when the windows have been left open the night before. The smell of sweet honeysuckle vines goes perfectly with my morning cup of coffee while snuggling on the couch with my favorite quilt. Not even the morning news programs can shake that feeling of sweet serenity.
It's gonna be another busy day of working in the gardens so these pretties on my design wall will just have to wait. Can you tell I love dresden quilts? One of these days I'll count just how many I've made over the years. Each one uniquely different. The dresden block is such a versatile and fun pattern that works well with my love of flowers and gardening. The bright dresdens above are part of a free block of the month by Quilt Doodle designs.<---click there for more info. Every month a new applique for the center is released. It's not to late to join in but you'll need to purchase the first four months at a very reasonable price. The rest of the year is free as long as you get them the month they are released. Cindy's pattern are very well written and easy to follow. And for the beginner she has added some in depth online tutorials on her blog. She much more talented than I when it comes to curved piecing, so I had to make a slight change in my version of her pattern. If you would like to see my alteration of appliqueing the center using her template click here.
The pastel dresden blocks are from a pattern called Sugar ~n~ Spice. You can read more about the pattern and my alterations to this pattern by clicking here.
The little yo-yo's were time consuming but add a stunning effect to the dresdens.
Hopefully there will be some time at the end of each day this week to work on both of these projects. Plus there's a new patriotic quilt I designed that I'd like to make a test block. If I'm going to get all this accomplished I better get moving. Happy Stitching, See you in a few days!
Oh I almost forgot to mention Design Wall Monday Linky party has a new host. You can find the new party hosted by Judy Hansen over at Smallquiltsanddollquilts, hop on over link up or just be inspired.
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