Sew Happy Quilt Progress

Ok, so I know I just blogged about Sew Happy Quilt last week but I just finished my last block yesterday!!!  I am sew excited! There were several things I had never done before and I wanted to tackle when I signed up for SewHappyGeek’s QAL and I am happy to say, with this last block, I have conquered them all.

Making a Dresden Plate has been something I have been wanting to do for a long time and Jenna’s tutorial made it so simple!

Jenna is having a little giveaway for those of us participating in the QAL, we have to have our quilt tops finished by March 18th – that’s next Friday. I need to get my rear in gear! This afternoon, while Anne napped, I got the Dresden Plate made and I started playing on Ole Frog Eyes until I got the layout I wanted. What do you think?

The outer border will be a medium gray – I am loving Northcott solids and I have a beautiful one that matches the lighter shade of gray in the Rendezvous fabric. I am going to sash it in white and use red for the cornerstones.  Tomorrow Anne and I will head to our LQS to get a yard of white and a fat quarter of the red. Hopefully I can get this together in time!

Are you quilting along with Jenna? I have had so much fun with this QAL and so glad that I stuck with it the whole time!

And don’t forget to enter to win a subscription of Ole Frog Eyes – I’m telling you – it is totally worth the $2.50 a month!

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11 Responses to Sew Happy Quilt Progress

  1. Susan says:

    I love it – especially the red cornerstones. Looks great Melissa. 🙂 I’ll be juggling the last two blocks with a huge project I have due next Monday – so want to finish my quilt top in time for the deadline, just to say I made it.

  2. Debbie B Sam says:

    Melissa!! OMG I love that dresden plate. In the beginning of the year I bought a new composition book to journal my quilting attempts. On the first page was my “wish list” and dreseden was number one. I have this fabric, I needed this fabric and bought it (during my NO MORE FABRIC BUYING phase). I LOVE it! Good luck with your deadline – you can do it.

  3. Lisa L. says:

    I am sure that you can get it done!! I love it! 🙂

  4. Mrs.Pickles says:

    lovely block. Your plan on how to piece it all together looks great! Its going to be beautiful!

  5. Lori Smanski says:

    Ohh I really like what you have done. I think the layout is wonderful

  6. Photina says:

    I am quilting along. I have to find some more material for my last block though. I am afraid I don’t have enough for the 5 wedges. 🙁 I have next week off from school and plan on finishing the top then. I can’t wait to see what all the finished tops look like. 🙂 It has been so fun doing these along with everyone.

  7. Katy says:

    Ooh, well done, this looks great, and love your choices for the sashing/borders

  8. Melissa ; it looks so good ! It will be LOVELY!!!! great work !

  9. Connie says:

    Looks great Melissa! The red cornerstones just pop!

  10. Jacque says:

    Great job on that – I, too, love how your red cornerstones add to the design. You can do it! 🙂

  11. Judy says:

    Love your fabric choices for the QAL. I’m also doing it because I’ve never made a quilt block before. My sister laughs at me that I’ve now become my mother. I’m having fun learning all the different techniques and you’re right Jenna made it look so easy and made it easy to understand.

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