"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Friday, July 10, 2015

RSC15 Mid-year check in

Our fearless leader, Angela, has been keeping us motivated all year to use our rainbow of scraps.  We’ve done dark blue, pink, yellow, dark green, purple, light blue, and now red.  Pop over to her blog to see what everyone has been up to so far.  I feel like a total slacker compared to some of these energetic quilters! 


Whereas most people are making numerous blocks each month, and might have the makings of several rainbow quilts at the end of the year, I’m making one Dresden plate each month.  Do you like my ‘design wall’?  The only place I can get a decent picture is out on my deck. 

Although I haven’t photographed them yet, I’m embroidering flowers each month in the appropriate color and they will be the centers of the plates.  I’m still contemplating how I might put them all together at the end of the year. 


I’ve also made a doll quilt each month for Get Your Mrs. Claus On.  I love working with this size, and trying to think up something different each month that will work with my available scraps.

I’ve also made several wall hangings and baby quilts from my scraps, as well as 30 placemats.  I’m amazed and excited to see how much can be made from leftovers.  But just when I think I’m starting to get things under control……..

A box of fabric landed on my doorstep today!  My friend Di is preparing for a move, and she’s cleaning and sorting and reducing her stash.  And she sent all her plaids and homespuns to ME! You see, she has a little quilt made from plaids that I just love, so she’s enabling to make my very own!  She had a few other very special items in the box for me, too.  Thanks Di!!!!

I’m very hard at work finishing my Guild UFO project right now.  But today was a beautiful day, so I took the day off.  Bet you can’t guess what I did!


We didn’t actually see a lot to photograph today, so we just enjoyed the water, the blue sky, the wind in the trees, and the birds singing.  In other words, a perfect day.

Enjoying summer……Sunny


  1. love the rainbow dresdans.......they will be great in a quilt.........enjoy your summer.......

  2. Those Dresdens are really going to make a fabulous quilt as will those great plaids. I love the little doll quilts too.

  3. such a beautiful collection of dresdens. What a great friend enabling you like that.
    very pretty minis....
    great you made the most of your day, we are 'enjoying' very chilly weather down here brrrrrr

  4. Hello Sunny, oh my those dresdens are beautiful. Love your animal photos, you have visited some beautiful places.

  5. Your summer sounds like it is going great Sunny! How lovely of you to help Di with her sorting before her move - just as well you cleared some space on your shelves with your placemats, I didn't realise you'd made so many :-) Your dresdens are beautiful - a great idea with the stitched centres too.

  6. Your dresdens are gorgeous and will make a fabulous quilt when you finish them !!

  7. Those dresdens look absolutely wonderful ... love them! And the idea of embroidering on the center is a fabulous idea. And what a wonderful box of fabric ... what a wonderful gift from your friend.

  8. Love your dresdens and doll quilts . . . and that box of gifted fabrics is AWESOME!

  9. Your dresdens are lovely and are going to be gorgeous with their flowers in the centres. Love your photos...don't blame you for heading outdoors x

  10. Love your Dresdens... Also the wee quilts are all sweet...
    What a fabulous parcel from Di. I remember when I received a great one all the way from her too...she very generous.
    Looks like a perfect outdoor day..

  11. Hello Sunny! Love your dresden plates, they are going to make a lovely quilt at the end of the year! Your doll quilts are looking really pretty too! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

  12. Dresdens are always a favorite of mine. Yours are WONDERFUL!!! When life settles down ( hoping it will soon) I will be back at my dresden obsession. XXX

  13. Oh I love how those plaids look all lined up like that!!!
    love all those projects you have completed and are working on--
    I am on my 7th baby sweater now and am stilllllllll working on that pink/green quilt with hand quilting it--when not sorting and getting rid of!!!!!

  14. Wow, love the dresdens, and those little quilts!!! What a great friend Di is - the plaids are yummy. Looks like you spent the perfect day outside!

  15. Your rainbow of dresdens is beautiful. And the centres will look lovely with embroidery on them.
    Love seeing all the doll quilts, too. They look so pretty.
    Lucky you to receive that lovely bundle of fabrics..
    I agree - get out and enjoy the sunshine.

  16. I live your dresdens and can't wait to see what you do with them.

  17. I love your dresdans , whatever you decide it will be lovely . The little minis are sweet too , you have been very productive inbetween enjoying the great outdoors :-)

  18. I think your Dresden Plates will be the prettiest quilt! You've been doing a great job keeping up with and the doll quilt.

  19. the dresdens look so fab Sunny, well done... I'm sure you'll come up with a wonderful idea of putting them together eventually

  20. Your projects are all BEAUTIFUL! and I love the gift of fabric. Can't wait to see what you make with that. I especially love the dresdens♥


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