Wednesday, August 18, 2010

progress on dressden runner

Well I have two blocks completed and a third to go. Oh these were a cinch. I should have tried this pattern some time ago. I'm not quite sure how I will finish them off. Whether I put on borders or just sew all together and add my binding. Time will tell.

I visited a beautiful quilt store in Uxbridge, Ont. Quilters Cupboard. They are all in awe since being picked for the fall Quilt Sampler. Soon to hit the streets in September. I have reserved my copy at the store. Their quilt that they feature is awesome.

I had not been to Uxbridge in a couple of months so I took the detour and stopped in.

Oh my, have they changed things around. I looked up and down and accross as not to miss anything on display. As well bolts ,upon bolts of fabric.

I had seen their classroom filled with new kits on display. A neat runner that was wavy. The fabric was moda Fruitcake. They had charms, yardage and jellyrolls and layer cakes all in Fruitcake. Oh I picked up the charms and then put them back once I saw this wavy runner. The background was brown with christmas decorations. I had to have yardage not charms. Well just my luck. The last yard was sold yesterday. But don't despair , I was told there is more on order. Check back in a couple of weeks. As well, a panel with delighted cats and pumpkins . My name went down for this one.

Sorry bloggers I did not have my camera with me. But when I go back to pick up my fall issue of Quilt Sampler I will take plenty of pictures.

Well I did not leave empty handed. I picked up some insul-bright for some potholders and just maybe a small ironing surface to have beside my cutting table and these four fat quarters.

I know I can work these into a runner along with my charms from kansas troubles, or that halloween panel that is on order. They had two table runners, a wall hanging and a table topper made from this panel . If I wanted the panel they had a kit made up for a quilt. I preferred to wait for the panel.

Max and Fergus say Hello.

until next time,



  1. Love, love the Dresden Plates...have to try those soon!

  2. Hi Max! Hin Fergus! Long time no see. Hope you have been good boys. Linda, your Dresden plate blocks are fantastic! Can't wait to see Quilt Sampler to see Quilt Cupboard. hapy stitching...ann.

  3. Love your dresden plates. I want to make a dresden plate quilt but keep hesitating. HMMMM!

    Can't wait for the new Sampler magazine, as well.

    Hi Max and Fergus - you're quite handsome.

  4. One day I am going to make a dresden plate quilt. I just love them.
    Give the pups a hug from me. I miss my little Cindi.