I originally made 24 Dresden plate blocks in three different sizes and 24 flying geese for a quilt. Well some where along the line my planning for this quilt top went astray. I laid it out on our king size bed. For me the perfect place to arrange blocks to sew together. It does not work! Dresden blocks and the geese just do not jive size wise.
So I just sewed the Dresden's together. I like it and plan to quilt it myself. Now that might be a challenge, but I do plan to try to do that.
Another view of it. It is pretty good size.
However, what am I to do with these. There are 24 of them. I have already made a quilt with geese. I do not want to make another, in fact I do not know what I want to do with these. They may end up going to a friend at my quilt guild that I off load all my scraps and unwanted quilt items. She loves the bags of things I hand over to her. Surely I can get them out of my studio and off my mind. I do admit they are pretty and it took hours and hours to make them. Surely she or someone would love them just not me at the moment.
Both the Dresdens and the flying geese look so good. I have been meaning to make a Dresden quilt but haven't done it yet.ReplyDelete
Love your Dresdens--very pretty--how about using those flying geese as a border somewhere? Hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Your Dresdens are fabulous! I like your idea to pass the flying geese to a friend if you don't want them. That will make both of you happy. :)ReplyDelete
you can do it! love those Dresden platesReplyDelete
What a beautiful quilt. The variety in color and Dresden design add so much interest. Your flying geese are so precise and lovely. If you are looking for a place to unload them I can give you my address;-).ReplyDelete
That's too bad about the blocks not working out together. Love them both!ReplyDelete
The Dresdens look great all together. You could use the geese on the back? Sew them in columns that are spaced with yardage? Or, yeah - gift them away. :)ReplyDelete
I think you should do a blog giveaway for the flying geese, and your 8th commenter on this post should be randomly selected to win them -- Oh my gosh, that would be ME!! :-) I really love your Dresdens, though, especially that you varied the size of the plates. Much more interesting than having them all the same size. If you do NOT give me (or your friend) the flying geese, could you make them into a table runner perhaps?ReplyDelete
your flying geese would make wonderful pieced panels for a bag!
I do love the idea of a giveaway or I am sure you will find a good home for them too!
just love all that you do!!
Your Dresden quilt is wonderful! I hope you enjoy your time quilting it. The geese look like a good start to another quilt, which surely will be appreciated by another quilter! I've done the same thing, pass on bits and pieces to quilting friends, and received some of their cast-offs too. It is always interesting to see what others will do with those inherated pieces!ReplyDelete
Lovely Dresdens. It's too bad you've lost interest in the geese, as it looks like you have plenty to stitch into at least a lap quilt. But, if you have a friend who enjoys your leftovers, then let her have the joy!ReplyDelete
Dresdner Plate blocks are so nice, they always make a great quilt. Need no other block company.ReplyDelete
Love your Dresdens and the geese, they’re both beautiful!ReplyDelete
I’m sure your friend will be delighted if you decide to give them to her.
Your dresdens are so beautiful!ReplyDelete
I'm sure your friend would love to receive your flying geese blocks... let them fly to a new home :)
The Dresden top is fantastic! It can be disappointing when an idea doesn't work out like we thought, but what a blessing that will be to your friend!ReplyDelete
I love your posts and everything looks wonderful. I love your idea thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
make a cute table runner with them. will the strips of 4 be wide enough? if not border them. I envision a runner with alternating rows of geese up and down along the length. how fun!ReplyDelete