Thursday, May 14, 2009

Not Heaven but Shangra-La

I did it. I found a few extra minutes this morning and made up some Dresden blades. I love them. It's so much fun! These are the woven fabrics from the Shangra-la group. I have the charms for this also (well, and the jelly roll and some yardage, yada, yada, yada) and I will work on sewing up those next. I actually think they look good on my ironing board. I might have to get some more Dotties and make that the centers. So thanks to those people showing the Material Obsessions book, Sherri at A Quilting Life, and Venessa at V & Co. I am hooked on making these!

I wanted to follow up and show you a couple more examples of patterns using the X Block. The first one is called Venetian Tiles and the one below is called Last Mango in Paris. They are just 9 patches cut on an angle. I think they look a lot more involved but they are super easy.

I have the raffle baskets all ready to go now. With just one more to put cellophane on. I was waiting to add a book to it before I wrapped it up. Then they just have to have tags put on them stating the approximate value of the basket.

Tomorrow after work we start setting up for the quilt show. It will not compare to all the fun those girls are having in Pittsburgh... but for those of us left behind, it will do. I am looking forward to the vendor's that will come for our local quilt show.


Sherri said...

I love the Dresdens in the Shangri-La wovens...and the fabric on your ironing board cover matches them perfectly!

Stina said...

Love your Dresdens... I just love homespuns.. and yes you are right.. looks good wiht the dots..:o)

PunkiePie said...

I don't know about the Dresdens (not my thing) but I LOVE your ironing board cover!

Gran said...

Super! I have never made a Dresden - pieced quilt. I am happy to hear you are so jazzed and enjoy making them. They look nice in the wovens. You baskets look cute. Happy quilt show weekend!