Saturday, August 7, 2010

more finishes & less starts

all the dresden plate blocks  for Tess's quilt are pieced and I'm working on my machine applique techniques

after many practice patches I think I've found the correct tension , thread , needle & stitch on my machine.

I am tossing up using a more solid looking orange centre fabric than the orange kei dots  I had planned on using ... any thoughts ????

as a practice run I made this one up into a pillow & used a hope valley citrus/ grey in the centre on a kona coal background.

Now onto some finishes I need to cut & sew borders for this  & sew pieced backing for this

these fabrics will give the backing a more subtle boy look I hope

happy stitching


amy said...

Hi, Lorraine! I came from flickr and I enjoyed looking at your beautiful creations, including this dresden plate! You have special talent with colors and fabric choices :) Love your quilts!!

Katy said...

I am a big fan of the kei dots, but a more solid orange centre would look great too. I think you can go either way!

Happy finishing stuff. I really need to get my bum into gear!

Andi said...

I like the kei dots too!!
(For what its worth)

Maree: said...

Love the Fabrics for your Plates...I think either would look Great...

Kate quilts... said...

Either. I happen to love dots, but there are a lot of them. Having a solid centre would give a completely different look.

Theresa said...

I really like the works for me.
And I love love love your zig zag quilt. The colours are an explosion - just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

The dresdens look fantastic Lorraine! I like the dots but I think either would look great. Now get it stitched up so can come round and swoon!

PY said...

I love your pillow. It is sooo beautiful ! How I wish I could have time to sew one like this !