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Starting on a Mini Dresden Rainbow Project   General Discussion

Started Sep-14 by judyinohio; 815 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-14

After claiming that I am done making large quilts because I am getting too old and creaky to shove large projects around under the needle I decided to tackle a tiny project. This is a kit I purchased from a woman in Canada and it just might turn out to be as tricky as a large quilt. I have presented myself with a challenge of a different type.  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

Here's a photo of the small quilt; finished size is 16" x 21".  It also came in a pastel colorway but I preferred the bolder colors.

Opened the packet with the fabrics and there were one hundred and seventy 2.5" pre-cut squares. I have to trace template shapes for each color grouping .... and now I am tracing the templates on to the red squares.

Thank goodness I do not have a deadline!

I have made up some "kits" for stitching soup bowl caddies because my supply of those has dwindled. Like to have those on hand as spur-of-the-moment gifts for visitors to my sewing room and stitching on those will be a break from any tediousness of future stitching on the Dresden points ...

  • Edited September 14, 2021 12:40 pm  by  judyinohio
5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

Sep-14

It is going to be MARVELOUS, Judy.  As usual!

Cris in MT

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-14

I hope I enjoy the process, Cris. Looks like fun but it all depends on how I like "fiddlling" with lining up all of the small pieces in perfect rows ... might give me the heebie-jeebies.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Sep-14

oh!  oh!  I *saw* that pattern on one of my FB quilting sites!   I not only thought of you (because of the color wheel aspect) but also, as I think I remember (don't hold me to that these days) the poster was saying this would be a perfect pattern for English Paper Piecing!  And given the picture, I believe any competent quilter could make it any size they wanted.

And speaking of size!  Holy moley ... 16"x21"  yeah, you're definitely not making a large quilt!  LOL!  As you have surmised, smaller quilts have their own challenges.  :-)

It's going to be absolutely gorgeous when you're done!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-14

Any competent quilter, eh?

I do believe that's a challenge.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-14

If there's anything I like it is encouragement from a friend ....

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judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-14

Here's proof of enough tracing and trimming for one day. My right thumb is tingling, a reminder of why I do not do English paper piecing.

However, the jumble of trimmings does show that Berry Birdy packs a delightful assortment of ditsy prints in her kits.

A glance at the clock tells me it is time to work on dinner.

MelRN

From: MelRN

Sep-16

Looking good! Take a break :D 

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Sep-16

do you have a point turner tool? one of my friends bought one of these at Road a couple of years ago...it makes really pointy points...

https://www.qualitysewing.com/oesd-expert-point-press-tool.html  - I have not ordered from this shop...you probably can find this tool at whatever shop you usually buy from

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