Friday, November 13, 2015

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Swap Finish

 I signed up for three swaps this year.  They are all complete, now. My last one went out this week, and it is the first one I'm going to share.
I made this dresden plate mini for the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap.
First I bought a charm pack of reproduction fabrics and picked out 10.  2 blades per color.

You may notice that I had to change up one of the fabrics after I put the blades together.  I happened to lay them against the turquoise and it just popped!  I knew where I was going after that.
(blurry picture, sorry) I then came across a pattern in Missouri Star Block Magazine that had the added triangles to make a sunburst with the dresden blades.  Brilliant.

 I made a second plate of white blades to put behind the colors.

 Making sure the white strip was what I wanted on the border.

 Hand quilting with 6 strands of floss around the edges.  I had to use pliers for the center.  Up to 8 layers of fabric in some places, plus batting!
 I used an extra white blade for the label on the back.
 As a bonus I made this little EPP mug rug, too.
 Now I'm dreaming of other dresden projects. They are super fun to make.

Linking with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Friday.


EmileeHope said...

Wow-I haven't attempted a Dresden plate block yet-looks great!

Kate said...

I love your Dresden and your creativity!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Stopping by from Finish It Up Friday at crazymomquilts. What a beautiful mini quilt! I'm sure your swap partner was thrilled to receive it. And the little hexie mug rug was so pretty. I love the colors you used in it.

OPQuilt said...

So glad to read about the construction of this wonderful mini quilt--you made me smile with the pliers comment. The things we do for art! It's lovely and I think the added white "shadow" behind really is wonderful with that perfect turquoise background. Bravo!!