If you read my post from a few days ago, you know that I began an "experimental" dresden as a way to prepare myself for making my mom's quilt...which will contain quite a few dresdens. Since I had NEVER made a dresden I thought using some of my scraps to see if I could accomplish the block at all made sense. The dresden went together quickly and easily. I wasn't quite sure about the center circle, but finally decided what made it seem "off" to me was the size. Smaller looked better!
I immediately fell in love with this block and was going to turn my scrappy dresden into a mini quilt. But with Christmas rolling around I decided to turn it into a 16" pillow cover and list it in my shop.
Today I attached the smaller circle center and attached the dresden to the center of a beautiful piece of white linen (using my favorite stitch, of course, lol). "Ellie" behaved herself today and didn't skip any stitches! I think I put the fear of a visit to the sewing machine hospital into her! I have sandwiched the dresden and will begin quilting the front part of the pillow when I have the next open block of time. Stay tuned for the continuing progress on this happy little pillow cover!
Today I also listed a few scissor fobs in my shop. Feel free to check them out and let me know if you have any questions. I am REALLY on the Christmas binge here...both gift making and shop stocking. Maybe it has something to do with the "burning bush" planted right outside of my sewing room window that has ALREADY started to burn! Fall can't be too far away!
In other news...my plans for my Expanded Sewing Room and Guest Room have changed, and I am really, REALLY excited with our new plan. I'm getting even MORE sewing/crafting/storage space!
Take care and have fun crafting!