Thursday, July 05, 2012

Salad Plates, circa Civil War

Back in the early spring I started making Dresden blades as a leader-ender project. I noticed the other day that the tub that I'd been tossing them into was about half-full. I didn't have any idea how many blocks I was looking to make,and was also clueless about background and the center circles.

So today I thought I'd put a batch of blades together to see how I liked them. I guess I liked them because when I quit for the night a little while ago there were five cutie-pies up on my wall. Each has ten fabrics in it, all CW repros in warmish tones. I've pulled out enough blades for two more and am thinking that if there are two more beyond those two, I'll have nine and I think that might be enough. Not having begun the applique process, I don't know how I'll take to it, so I don't want to commit to too many.

Am trying to lure Helen into a LQS run so I can pick out background (am thinking unbleached muslin?) and something for all of the center circles. So I imagine I'll be posting more on this project this summer.

In other efforts, yesterday I finished hand-quilting a baby girl quilt and got the binding machined on, so I know what the rest of this evening holds. Pic soon, fer shure.

9 comments:

Betsy said...

I can picture these being put together in a curvy trail. would that be possible?

Pat said...

And I'm kinda liking the darker background....

These are very very nice!

Karla said...

Nancy these look great!

Nicole said...

Nice. REALLY nice!!!

LizA. said...

Aren't these lovely......

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm with Pat... have you considered a darker background for your plate settings? They're oh-so pretty!

Salem Stitcher said...

I love these! I can't wait to see what you find at the LQS to finish them.

*karendianne. said...

Fantastic. I dig the colorway (of course) and I'm so excited to see what they become. Yippie for you!!!

Janet O. said...

Have you seen the book "Circle of Nine"? Great settings for 9 block quilts.
I love these blocks--and I think they will look great whether the background is light or dark.