Saturday, December 10, 2016

Another Top To Add To The Pile



Dresdens
about 91 x 91
is a top now and 
hopefully it will grow up to be a quilt 
someday. 



It's been a VERY rough (very seriously rough and very seriously depressing) week so in my very few spare moments I have turned to sewing to keep me somewhat calm and sane.  I don't blog to whine so won't bore you with the details of last week's events.  Tomorrow starts a new week. 


I made these blocks in 2015 as one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) projects.  If I remember correctly each month I made 4 blocks - a block in the color of the month, color of the month plus it's complement, color of the month plus white and black, color of the month plus black and white.  Each block was appliqued to a gray background, had a polka dot center surrounded by gray rick-rack. 


Now I just have to whip up a backing and decide how to quilt it. I was thinking of hand quilting but now I'm undecided.  Time will tell. 

26 comments:

Ariane said...

It's a beautiful quilt top!! Hope your next week is better. ((Hugs))

Vic in NH said...

Sorry it wasn't such a wonderful week! But your top is very colorful and gay and I say that even though I'm not fond of gray fabric. I hope this coming week is happier for you!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your dresdens are just beautiful! I love seeing all the different color combinations you made. I'm sorry to hear you had such a rough last week. I (as I'm sure all of your quilting community is) am sending positive thoughts your way! I agree that sewing helps in the crazy times! Thank goodness for that!

Cathy said...

Wow, Cathy, the Dresdens turned out beautifully! Was this a Finish-Along goal?

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Your dresdens are beautiful - we have been having a couple of rough weeks here in our family - actually going on a month now so totally understand! Hope next week will be better for you

diane said...

Lovely dresden top. Colors are wonderful. You are one that gets stuff done and enjoy all that you show.

katie z. said...

Your top is amazing! I'm sorry it's been needed to distract you from a lousy week.

Monica said...

Well, this is utterly fantastic. And I agree with the other comment about the grey -- not my favourite, but sure looks good here! I must bookmark this one. :D

I'm sorry to hear it's been such a tough week. Sending you good wishes!

Nicole said...

Hooray for finishes, and for tough weeks to be finished too. I hope next week (or the next day, or the next hour) is/are better for you. Hang in there.

gayle said...

Hoping your weeks get better.
I loved seeing these blocks every month, and they're gorgeous put together! I'd hand quilt, but that's usually my vote on a beautiful quilt. Whatever you choose, it's going to be gorgeous!

Sue J said...

Sending you a hug. That's a beautiful top. The grey looks awesome. I usually use black, but after seeing yours, I'm inspired to use grey in a quilt.

Janie said...

Very beautiful work! I'm sorry to hear you had a rough week, bless you.

greeneggs said...

This is a lovely quilt top. Beautiful colours. Hope things improve for,you next week xxxx

Janice Holton said...

So glad you have the best therapy in the world at your fingertips! Those are some of the most beautiful Dresdens I have ever seen.

Nancy said...

I'm sorry for your bad week. Some weeks are like that, but it sounds like this was much worse than some weeks. I hope things are improving/have improved. Your quilts i very fun!

PaulaB quilts said...

A well deserved finish on such a gorgeous quilt!

Angie said...

It was so much fun watching the Dresdens appear each month in 2015! What a wonderful quilt you have made with them!! Glad your stitching made for good therapy this week - sending good vibes for you and your family this coming week.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE that you put a rainbow Dresden in the center!! The riot of color plays well off the sea of gray background. Good luck with the quilting... when the time is right for this top to transform into a quilt!!!

Sue SA said...

Sorry to hear that you have had a terrible week. Your quilt is lovely and I hope that it goes someway towards making you feel better. You have inspired me to make a dresden quilt out of my scraps. I love dresdens, but only made pieced wedges before, which is silly, this looks fantastic! Especially love the rick rack.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sending all manner of hugs ... Beautiful quilt top!

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear that you had a bad week. Yes, sewing will help lift your mood and soothe your spirit. I hope next week will be better.

Love your Dresdens! And what an interesting, clever setting!

Nann said...

Another scrappy beauty. How do you do it, Cathy?
I pray that this week will be better for you and those you love.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

This is just so beautiful - I hope it grows up to be a quilt one day soon too! Hope this week is better!!!

audrey said...

Love this! I have a real soft spot for Dresdens. There might be more of them in my future just from looking at yours!

Emily said...

This is gorgeous! I just can't get over how many colorful quilts you produce! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

QUilting does save our sanity for sure... hope this week is better!
And if not, you have this fabulous quilt top to cheer you up!