I know it has been awhile since I have written. Since my last posting I retired from my teaching position at the university and had knee replacement surgery. I also began a very structured transformation program and have lost a lot of weight and am much stronger. I am eating healthier and working out 6 times a week. This has afforded me more energy to do the things I didn’t have time for when working….YEAH!!!
The biggest thing was time in my studio. I never felt like I had enough time to really be creative there. Now after recovering from the surgery I have been working every day to get ready for two up coming quilt shows. I will be vending at each.
I decided to pick a theme this year…”Tradition meets Modern”. I also decided to pick one quilt block and see what modern looked like. My block, I don’t know how it happened, is the Dresden Plate block
I know this block has been around a long time and many quilters know it. It was one I had never made. It looks daunting but it really is easy to put together. It uses a wedge ruler and who knew there were so many different degrees of those wedges!!!
So I set out to see what was modern with this very traditional block.
While searching on Pinterest I came across a Dresden Neighborhood.
I was immediately smitten with it. That was my first block
Then I found these little rulers;
and my very first block was with one of the smallest rulers you could use…LOL
Here it is!!!!!!:
From there I have gone plum crazy!!!! (these did get turned into a wall hanging. It is being quilted as I write this. 🙂
There are so many ideas I didn’t get to yet. When the shows are over I am planning on continuing this Dresden journey. Use of a 9 degree ruler will be in my future!
That’s it for now!!! Off to the studio for more fun.
Happy Creating! Anita