Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mystery Project

I had posted last week that a local fabric shop was having a little sewing contest.  The rules entailed using less than six fabric in which one of them was a mystery until you picked it up in store.  I picked up a pretty little purple.  The project also could not be any larger that 20" x 20".  I usually like to make bags and totes, but I am always up for  something new.  I had never tried a Dresden Plate before and thought how timeless their beauty really is.  I also was looking for something functional, so I decided on a pillow.  This is what I have so far...




I decided to echo the Dresden in quilting.  I still have quite a bit of quilting left to do.  The deadline is the 1st of June, so I best get busy.  Next week, it will have a final reveal.




I also have been working on a crochet project in which I hope to have completed by tomorrow. For the first time, I  have a giveaway.  (Which you can check out here)  The weather was just beautiful here and it is so hard to get any sewing done when there is so much to do.   I planted three flats of flowers, 2 rose bushes and 13 strawberry plants over the weekend.  We tried something different with the strawberries and if it works, I will enjoy sharing.  I do love the summer time!!!   Here are some of my peonies.  The burgundy one just bloomed today. 









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8 comments:

  1. very pretty, love the splash of color. I agree timeless beauty.

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    1. Thanks, I love that royal purple color.

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  2. Your sewing project looks amazing and I love your peonies - so pretty :)

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    1. Thanks! I love to sew, but I love to garden also!

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  3. I'm a sucker for a pretty Dresden and yours is very pretty! Good luck on the contest.

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    1. Thanks! Fingers crossed, maybe I'll win!

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  4. Looks beautiful! I always love Dresdens and the echo quilting is perfect! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Looks great!! Deadlines always push me to get things done too!!

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