Friday, January 9, 2015

RSC Saturday in blue.....

This week I searched in my closet and found some pre-cut 2.5x4.5 blues from a swap back in the 90's to make a table runner. Nope - never got made so..... I decided to split them up into light and medium values and make some blades for a dresden plate! I used the tutorial from about.com here and it was really easy to do. I just need to appliqué it down to a background.... but I have not decided on that part yet so it might wait for a few months with the growing pile. I think I'll have enough white left from the Hunter star quilt I am going to make for a graduation quilt this year but I want to make that first to make sure there will be enough left for 12 - 12.5 inch blocks for the dresden plates. The medium blues plate is done.



I also made a twinkle stars or wonky 25 patch stars in blue. I just love how this came out! I made the light blue one this month too since I had them in that scrap pile from last week.

Head on over to SoScrappy on Saturday morning to see what other blue projects are in the works this year.

23 comments:

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Dresdan plate was my very first quilt (made another 3 since), and is still a favourite. Your Twinkle stars are also great. Wonderful way to use up a great variety of bits and bobs.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I have never done a dresden but have always loved that block. Your twinkle stars are wonderful! I got the backing and binding made for my wonky star so hopefully it will get machine quilted soon!

scraphappy said...

Love those twinkle stars. Dresden plates might have to go on my list for next year, yours looks great.

a good yarn said...

That was a lovely comment you left on my post. I do love a Dresden plate and l'll be following along to see what you choose for the background. What size are the squares in your 25 patch block? It's a terrific design for a scrappy quilt. I'm so glad I visited your blog. Thanks for the inspiration

Nell's Quilts said...

Dresden Plate makes such good use of scraps, 16 different ones, for a cheery and colourful block. The twinkle stars look so bright in the blue. Lovely.

Cathy said...

I'm making Dresdens this year too. I started them late last year to continue into this year. Don't you just love them? Great use of scraps too.

Ellen said...

I love the Dresden Plate!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love that Dresden Plate. I can't wait to see your rainbow Dresden Plate quilt!

Scrappy quilter said...

Love the Twinkle Stars. What a great block.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Beautiful dresden!

Kathy S. said...

You can't go wrong with Twinkle Stars. Love 'em!

Design Originals by KC said...

Loving all your blue fabrics... and your use of the fabrics you found... I don't see any repeats in your projects either! Love you are doing a dresden and making it look easy! lol I have the template and some day that will meet my radar then! You are tempting me though... love your twinkle star too! Have a great weekend... hope it was warmer for your walk today.. or maybe then by tomorrow! Kathi

Quiltdivajulie said...

I keep seeing the twinkle star blocks . . . and they seem like such fun.

Lovely Dresden, too.

Karen said...

Your Twinkie stars sparkle. Love the Dresden plate block.

Sheila said...

Beautiful blue prints and blocks.

Julierose said...

Both of your projects are lovely! I really like that Twinkle Stars block a lot...hugs, Julierose

Katie Z. said...

Your blocks are beautiful.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have been quilting for 20 years and have never made a Dresden plate block--maybe it is time!

canuckquilter said...

Those twinkle star blocks are great. Add to my growing list...right there beside the Dresdens!

Jennie in GA said...

Hope you have as much fun with your Dresdens as I am. I adore those twinkle stars....is there a tutorial for them?

Jeanne said...

Love your scrappy little blue blocks!

Kaja said...

I love your star blocks, especially the way the star is in a different place each time!

Mystic Quilter said...

Super Dresden Plate