"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Finished Dresden plate quilt!

I finally finished my Dresden plate quilt!

 Since I am still learning how to quilt, I just did a basic cross hatch in the squares.  I love my backing, it is a retro sheet I found at a yard sale.  I saw the same sheets on the Mary Tyler Moore show, ain't that a hoot?  I definitely want more retro sheets for my backings!
 I was so worried that my fabric marker would not wash out from the antennae  it was the first thing I looked at when I pulled it out of the dryer.  My first appliques!

I did straight lines on the border and I love how the corners turned out!  I used this tutorial from Pt Sloan on my binding, unfortunately I did not have a reverse blanket stitch to use, so I just sewed a straight line.  I was reading another tutorial that had a great hint, if you want the binding to be 3/4 of an inch or 1/2 an inch or whatever, that is the seam allowance you use while sewing the back of the binding, it worked perfect!
I didn't have enough of the green, so I added left over pieces of the sashing here and there.  I got to the end and I was an inch short, I was so happy I had not thrown away that last piece of sashing, it was just long enough!  They pulled the quilt off the chair and then crawled in it.  They love quilts!
This is my first full sized quilt that I made all by myself that I have finished.  It has been approved by all six of my cats!

 A couple of my yo-yo's came undone in the dryer, so I will fix those tomorrow and then package it up for the person I'm giving it to!
 For more info on my quilt and some tutorials, go here.  I still need to post my tutorial on how to make the butterflies, that will have to wait until next week though.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving ya'll!


Pokey said...

I didn't realize that this was a gift, but what a wonderful gift it is! I love your colors, and the vintage backing is great ~

Angie said...

You did a fabulous job. It's a beauty. :) Can't wait to see your butterfly tutorial.

Christine Carey said...

Beautiful! I love how it turned out!

Carla Belyea said...

Absolutely stunning! You did a great job!

Denise :) said...

Missy, your finish is just lovely! You have to be very pleased with it! I love the pic of all the cats piled up on it, too! :)

LynCC said...

Wow - that "Mary Tyler Moore" sheet is absolutely perfect for this quilt. :D Cool cat shots, even! Love that lion yawn.

Sarah said...

I still swear that sheet was made for your quilt! Great job!
Did you pose the 5 along the back of the couch or do they do that on their own? It's adorable but too bad there wasn't room for #6. LOL

retrorevival.biz said...

OMGosh, Missy, this is GORGEOUS! I actually squeeled when I read this post;) The vintage sheet you used on the back could not be more perfect. Dare I say you've graduated from "beginner?" YES!


Kathy Felsted Usher said...

You must be a member of my family. We seem to have lots and lots of cats! We have 7, my brother in law has 9 (in a tiny house).

I see the quilt certainly attracts cats! Very pretty.

Aoife O'Halloran said...

Wow! That's an amazing quilt, love the idea of butterflies flying between the dresden plate 'flowers'.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love it more than the cats do, I think.

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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