After much study of my project goal for the month of July with
A year of Lovely finishes at Freshly pieced and Sew Bittersweet designs I finally just took my own advice and jumped in to the project and ended up with a "Lovely" finish for July. My goal was to figure out how to use the 6 Dresden plate blocks I made last fall. I wanted to do something special because I was working on these blocks in my Moms nursing home room. She loved Dresden plate blocks so she was tickled that I was trying them and in such colors.
Hard to come up with something with only 6 blocks. I did have more fabric and could have made more but these blocks my Mom got to see so I just wanted only them.
This back block I made first and the size was too big so I figured it would make a great label. I am going to write in the center.
It has been raining and overcast here so I had to take my pics indoors. The quilting is really hard to see but it is a cross hatch design of straight line quilting over the on point center. By cross hatching it the outer edges get more of a burst of quilting with the lines extending out from the center. My Mom loved to do cross hatch in her hand quilting. I think this honored her well.
It measures approx. 48 x 59 and is hand applique and machine pieced with machine straight line quilting.
In other blogging news: This is the last week of the New Blogger Blog hop tour hosted by Beth at Plum and June. I so so appreciate everyone that has helped me in this blogging world. I still need to get to the last groups pages but I hope you will stop by and see them.
A Quilter's Mission
In the Boon Docks
Sew Fresh Quilts
fabric and flowers
Sewing by Moonlight
A Note to Follow Sew