OMG Finishes (?) for January

Greetings!  My OMG’s for January were the following:

Look at Mountmellick – no such luck!

Make a Regatta quilt – Completed! I call it Rainbow Regatta

Complete 105  – 3″ Mini Dresden’s for my Dresden Heaven!  Well…. I have 64 Mini’s completed and another 25 ready to sew together this afternoon.  There are 16 larger Dresden plates to make when those are finished.  There are 1,260 individual mini ‘plates’ pieces in this quilt.  Here is the process I go through to make one Mini Dresden:

Stacks of 5 each color Mini Dresden!

Stitch each Plate at the top.

Trim each plate and using a wooden stick that came with some polyester stuffing (curved at the end by Clay) open each one up and either finger press or iron each point.

14 Finished sometime in the last 10 days!

Ready and Waiting for me to Stitch!

The next 25 are waiting for me at the sewing machine!  After completing them I will be down to 16 more to cut out, stitch, trim, turn, and then sew!  The end is getting near!

I was able to work on Stonefields and completed 3 more blocks of Segment 5.  I have 2 more blocks to appliqué and I will be have way finished with Stonefields!!!

Stonefields Blocks for Segment 5

Now to select my OMG for February – Maybe March will find me caught up!  Have a great day sewing!

39 thoughts on “OMG Finishes (?) for January

  1. I am so glad that you shared a link for the those Dresdens…I was wondering how they were going to be used. My husband made some stuffing tools/pointers from regular wooden dowels…I wouldn’t want to be without them!

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    • I am now thinking that I may just make the quilt full of Mini’s, but then her pattern is so dark, it took me some time to see how the larger ones could be ‘poppers’. Nice to have hubby’s that can do anything! Have a great day!

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    • Thank you Gretchen. They are really fun to make. Stonefield’s is fun to do because you can work it in Segments. There are either 12 or 13 blocks in each segments – 121 Blocks total!

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    • They are so much fun and I now need to be ‘thinking’ of what color to use for the background… It cannot be white as I have used that in some of the plates….. Hum this may be a scrappy one!
      Thx for commenting and have a great day!

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  2. love those mini Dresden’s! Wish i’d had a bunch made up, so I could hand applique them to their backgrounds on this unexpected trip. Mom-in-love not doing well, so we are driving down and will be gone a few weeks perhaps. Other family to visit too. His.

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    • When I purchased the pattern, Susan had the templates to go with it. I hesitated, but now am so happy that I purchased them – it is so easy and fast to cut the plates out. I have a couple of her patterns – not made yet… maybe later. Hand work is so great to take on the road. I never leave without something even if I do not get all completed that I had planned to.

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  3. I love the mini Dresden’s! Years ago, my guild made one of these together. Every one did about ten each, I think. I’m sure it was a raffle quilt to raise money for the guild. So nice that your post brought back this memory

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    • Why thank you Sandra. I made a Dresden Plate quilt long time ago, it nees to be quilted, but the plates were round! Makes me thing that I need to get that quilt top out and quilt it! Another one to add to the list of all. Have a great day and thx for commenting.

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    • It took me a little while to realize that making these in groups and developing my process that it would really go faster and it does! I was lucky to find that little dowel in the polyester bag to get the point just right! Thx for commenting Gail and have a great day.

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  4. I visited Susan’s page, and boy does she love her minis! I think your fabric choice will make such a lovely quilt, so clean and crisp.😄 I am certain these minis speed up considerably when you do them in batches, but it would be a long day to only work on these!

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    • She makes strings and strings of them, my D1 does not do well with chain piecing with them very close together. It is the 1930’s fabric I bought to make the 1930 Farmer’s Wife. Never got there on that one. Yes they do when I work them in this technique and it took me most of Friday and Friday evening to turn 320 plates!

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    • Thank you Bella. You do some beautiful work also. I can hardly wait to finish them and put the top together, of course there is some hand work involved before getting there, but I am determined to clear out UFO’s in 2018! Thx for commenting

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  5. I just love those dresdans and they influenced my choice for my CQJP. And of course I love to see your Stonefields progress.

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    • Thank you Jocelyn. I am finally FINALLY back to where I am feeling great back into my walking and life and trying to catch up with projects. What is CQJP? Suz’n Quilts has some real cute patterns for those Dresdens.

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