Saturday, January 17, 2015

Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (er, I mean Hither)


Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month (medium blue), blue plus complementary color, blue plus black, blue plus white. 

I made a few Dresdens at the end of last year's RSC just to see if I'd like to make them this year as an RSC project. I guess I do.  My rules...use scraps, polka dot centers, gray rick rack around center, all appliqued on to gray background.  Oh, and, as you can probably tell...I don't agonize about layout. I just cut and sew.  Agonizing decisions are for paying jobs, not playing jobs. 

Got scraps? (I sure do)
Grab some RSC color of the month scraps, do something with them and then join us each ScrapHappy Saturday and show everyone what you've done. 

(Note: oh, and if you comment you can always expect a reply from me but it seems lately not all of the comments are reaching my mailbox so I don't even know you've commented. Weird. )

25 comments:

Jo said...

Well I hope this reaches you.
I do like the dresdens. Have fun with the Ric RSC too.

Kathy S. said...

Gorgeous Dresden plates. I really like how you did the centers. Happy quilting!

Sally T said...

Wait...we aren't getting paid for this? :)

I like how you set "rules" that help keep the quilt on track...I just need to learn how you remember the rules from month to month.

Ellen said...

No need to agonize....they look great!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Great Dresden plates. I've never made them before, but I'm getting more and more interested! Nice work. Have fun reorganizing your sewing room!

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful Dresden plates. I've always found those hard to make. I just might try again after seeing yours.

Cathy Kizerian said...

I'm loving your Dresdens. I would like to do them, but probably not scrappily as I'm finding I really don't have much in the way of scraps after all. So, I have reverted to scrappy log cabins in the color of the month plus black and white for the RSC. Should (finally) have something to show next Saturday.

sunny said...

I've decided to do Dresdens, too. I like your use of ric rac, and may borrow that idea.

Julierose said...

these dresdens are just great! i especially like that blue with the black and whites. hugs, Julierose

Quilter Kathy said...

I LOVE that line "Agonizing decisions are for paying jobs, not playing jobs." May I quote you!?!?

make.share.give said...

Rick rack makes everything better! These are very pretty.

Nell's Quilts said...

The rickrack trim really adds some definition to the blocks. Love the gray background.

Karen said...

Lovely Dresden plates.

Terri said...

Lovely blue Dresdens. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful Dresden Plates, I love the mix of other colours to make bring in the wow factor!

katie z. said...

How do you keep your dresdens circular? I tend to warp mine in the final stitching,despite pinning.

Alycia said...

LOVE!! Just pure LOVE!! that is all ;-)

Julie in GA said...

Your Dresdens look amazing! I love the addition of rickrack around the center.

Jennie in GA said...

I am making Dresdens this month. Fun to see yours. Also, Thx for giving me permission not to agonize. I chose a charcoal background with black & white polka dot centers....one of my friends commented....oh, gray sucks the color out of your Dresdens. Yours look great, and I live the Rick rack.

audrey said...

LOVE these dresdens! Super mix of colors and fabrics. They look wonderful.:)

Angie said...

Love your mix of fabrics, as always! Rick rack in the center is a genius idea - love it!

Sheila said...

Beautiful blocks! Rick Rack is a good idea : )

Laura said...

Your blocks are beautiful!!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

These look fantastic... so colorful!

Deb A said...

Love your Dresden plates.