Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Work in progress & mailman calling!!!

Good Day everyone:)
I realized today that Mother's Day is this Sunday (I thought I had one more week!!!) I had to make up my mind really fast... I think that my head was buzzing... I wanted something that was not so difficult so it could be presentable... I've decided that I would make her a big Dresden plate block 16''x16'' (hopefully it won't be that difficult).  I really think that it is a wonderful design. She could either hang it, or use it as a small table runner on her dinning table.. The most important thing is that she likes it.. :)
I'm following the tutorial from Sew Mama Sew from the Dresden Plate Block Sew-Along. I find it very helpful, with clear instructions, and many photos (which is awesome for me since I'm a visual type--I find it more difficult when a tutorial has plain instructions with no pictures to guide you). Are you a visual type also??
I've decided on the colors and the patterns. I'm supposed to cut 20 wedges, so I picked 10 different fabrics, and I will combine them evenly, since I know that my mom is not a random type, she enjoys things to be in complete order... I don't know how I turned out like this??? 

Here are the 20 wedges, all arranged and ready to be sewn in a pointed shape. 

And here are all pointed and ready to be sewn in pairs of 5... dreadful..dreadful moment approaching...

But before I head over to my Mrs. Gritzner (my sewing machine), I wanted to share with you something lovely that happened today... About 2 or maybe 3 weeks ago, I commented on a little strawberry tote bag, made from from lovely Maggie from Maggie Muggins Designs, not realizing that by this I was entering a giveaway... and I won!!! So, an hour ago the bell rang and it was Mr. Mailman, and .....

Isn't this tote the cutest??? Thank you thank you Maggie:)

I'm off to my happy dancing and sewing:)

Hope you have a great day!!!






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20 comments:

  1. Lovely dresden so far, good luck with the next steps - you can do it! Happy WiP Wednesday!

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  2. I love your Dresden Plate block. I'd love to do one of those one day.

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  3. Love the dresden - good luck with the finish!

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  4. Love the Dresden!
    It's on my list to make one, too.
    Let me know how you like the tutorial!

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  5. The little strawberry tote is adorable! So cute!

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  6. What a nice thing to do for your mother! And the strawberry, too cute!

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  7. Following you from the Wed Hop.

    Yes, THIS weekend is Mother's Day! I am so excited because I am making a cake and adding the Porcelian Roses I made for her.

    You are so talented. Love what you are making for your mom.

    http://sewpizazzed.blogspot.com/

    Kerry

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  8. Ohhhh love your dresden! Those colors are so nice together. Super cute pouch :)

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  9. Love that Dresden!! So pretty! And that pouch is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours!! :)

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  10. That IS the cutest! Isn't that the best way to win--a total surprise? Your Dresden looks great! I have yet to try one but I love things made out of multitudes of prints :)

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  11. What a cute little strawberry tote. How nice that you won and didn't even know you were entered in the contest. Makes it even nicer. I like your Dresden Plate. They are fun to make I think. I am going to hand stitch mine down but I know a lot of people machine stitch theirs down. I am sure your mom will love it.

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  12. Joining you from the Wednesday Blog Hop! http://teched4kids.com

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  13. Awww, what a great strawberry tote! So much fun.
    Can't wait to see what your end result is going to look like!

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  14. Just stumbled across your blog and so amazed by your skills. It looks lovely - love the colors (and the order! ;-) )

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  15. is it bad that i'm following you just because your title has 'sew' in it and you live in greece? *sigh* i'm excited to be a new follower!

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  16. Congrats! The tote is adorable. That would be a cute Mother's Day gift with some strawberry scented soaps or candles! Very cute! Love your blog too!

    I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Hope you can hop by and visit my blog too!

    http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/

    Please check out the giveaways I'll be having starting Saturday! I love the $96 Gift Card to Hapari Swimwear!!

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  17. I love your version of the Dresden! Great colors. Glad the mailman arrived with your package!

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  18. A STRAWBERRY TOTE? Stop. this is ADORABLE! I'm seriously in LOVE with it - bookmarked it and going to make as SOON as I get home from college

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  19. I like the colors of your little quilt. I bet it turns out wonderful. Handmade gifts I think are the best kind. A lot of love lives in them.

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