|Christmas Candy Dishes|
This was my first Dresden Plate block, and I still love the method, even after finishing this group of 16 blocks and two sets of five for Christmas Dishes quilts AND the center plate for the Scandinavian Christmas quilt. Here you can see the candy details clearly.
The piecing and applique was finished in August, but I didn't blog about the finished quilt because it was destined to be a Christmas gift for my sister.
The quilting was done by Coleen Beutler, whose long-arm machine lives at Village Dry Goods www.villagedrygoods.comquilt shop in Brigham City, Utah. Coleen did a great job. There are holly wreaths around each of the plates, and a whole forest of larger trees quilted over the little trees in the borders.
My next project is finishing the design for a wedding quilt for my son, then plunging into the quilts for our spring and summer classes in West Yellowstone. Here's the (ambitious) list:
Buffalo Gals Baby quilt/wall quilt--needs a new buffalo center so we can publish the pattern
Block of the month Christmas Critters applique quilt designs
Cowboy Pinwheel kids quilt
Prairie Paisley star (?)
Baby Bear Paw in the Send-It-Home shop batiks (Pati just sent thumbnails of the fabrics. Gorgeous)
Cabin in the Woods sampler (maybe a block-of-the-month)
I figure if I sew or quilt every day most of this can happen. I think I'll have to set up a chart with goals for each week.