Monday, March 14, 2011

A Quilt Along, Some Basting and Some Binding....

If you haven't heard, Lynne, at Lily's Quilts is having a Quilt Along!  This is my first QA...but I couldn't resist when I saw that the design is a Dresden /  wheel design....and I love Dresden's!  I have done a and here and here There have been a few wheels that have tickled my fancy as well.
So today I spent the morning mulling over the fabrics I want to use....

I want it to have a scrappy look...which will be easy since there are plenty of scraps to be had...and for the background fabric I am leaning towards Heath by Alexander Henry.

I also printed off my templates - so I am almost ready to go....

Then, I basted my Tea Party Quilt...

And I cut the strips for binding my Gypsy Kisses (pickle-dish) quilt!!!  Whoo- hooo!!!

Pretty good for a Monday!


  1. Mary, your dresdens are my favorite- I found them on flickr long before I found your blog- they were in fact, the inspiration for my dresdens
    I hope to be able to join that Quilt-along too. That would be fun! Love the fabrics you've chosen. A very successful Monday indeed!

  2. And two Lily's Quilts Buttons added to the sidebar too!!! That's what I call productivity! pretty fabrics for the QAL!

  3. hahahaha! Yes, I did conquer the blogger button grabber!!! But I couldn't have done it without you, Suz, and Lynne!!!

  4. Yay for the buttons and make sure you throw that old QAL in the bin and get the new one :-)))

  5. Your posting is tempting me to enter this QAL....I sure don't need another project! I just became a follower of Lilly's blog.

  6. Wow! Looking forward to seeing the pickledish and the tea party quilt. :)

  7. I have already disposed of it Lynne :) No worries :)

  8. Mary, just looking at your fabrics gets me all excited to see what you'll make! I can't wait to see! :)