Sunday, 17 May 2009

dresdan plate...........

After being tempted by Loft Creations, A Quilting Life, Cardygirl (look back thru their May posts) and several other places in blogland in the last few weeks I succumb to the pressure and got a dresdan plate ruler from OzQuilts........excellent quick service...........I joined 2 in a matter of minutes when I got the ruler.....


...but today after a chat with
Cardygirl I had some off cuts from my wonky houses and cut them up for my
very first and I might say definitely not the last dresdan plate
project.........I never get called for news polls and today I did and I sewed the ends of these and ironed the lot while completing the survery on the phone...........goodness knows what the lady on the phone thought of the noise in the background.............so that wasn't wasted time


so what to make of it now I am not sure it but it needs to be stitched down and the centre of course........


OMG this is addictive...........


Oh and I have a winner for my 500th post draw.....congrats first commenter
Deb.......send me your details and I will pop the Lynette Anderson pattern
and who knows what else in the mail to you..........

Oh and if you think hexagons are fiddly well check out this post of Lilly's
as she has made this with 1/4 inch (yep you read it right) pieces of fabric OMG AMAZING.........I am NOT doing that I am not that patient.......well done Lilly's Stuff........the photo does not do it justice as for the TINY size.........but is it appliqued onto a 5" charm square


.........take care til next time.............
.......Chookyblue..........

PS oh and sorry if I caused worry on my last post title.....lol.....opps it is something I say fairly regularly and I didn't think about it when I posted but I have 2 projects finished and I don't have them for a few days and forgot to take some pics...........so as soon as I get them back I will take some pics and share............

33 comments:

  1. STUNNING! Aren't you clever...aren't they addictive! I am VERY impressed at your effort today! Glad you are having fun!

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  2. Saw Cardygirls blog today too. I HAVE to get one of these rulers I have decided. Yours looks fantastic too.

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  3. Love the dresden plate Chooky it looks fantastic on the dark background..

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  4. woohoo are excelent..love the palte sitting on the dark fabric..you cleverah girl you
    cheers Vickie

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  5. Chooky, you are too clever. Thanks for letting us know about that super cool ruler. Hope all is well for you? Jo xo

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  6. I love Dresden plate and I must invest in one of those rulers! The colours look great on the darker background.

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  7. Wow! Looks awesome Chooky! :) Are you going to make a quilt with them on it?

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  8. Wahoo, I'm doing the happy dance. Love those Dresden plates, they are gorg. Dabcing dancing dancing. ... have sent you an email.
    Thanks

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  9. It looks like that making these dresden plates only takes seconds!

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  10. SO nice! I have been fighting this temptation for some time now. Perhaps when I get a few more of my WISPs done, then I can do this......

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  11. Well done!!! The Dresden Plate looks great. I have some acrylic templates somewhere!!!! I will have to have a go sometime soon!!!
    A great way to use up some scrap fabric or fat 1/4's.

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  12. What a cool new addiction, the dresdan plates are going to be gorgeous, looking forward to seeing more pic's. Hugs Jx

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  13. You make them sound so easy Chookyblue...

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  14. Yes, fun and addictive. Great job!!! Happy to help you spend $$ and become a dresden plate convert.

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  15. Women are so great at multi-tasking. Great effort and lovely block. I have that template too maybe I should dust off the cobwebs and use it because the plates look beautiful.
    Well done.

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  16. Oooh, pretty, pretty. It will be fun to see what color you use for a center!

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  17. Your Dresden is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it! And yes, they are truly addicting; before long, you'll be looking at every fabric in your stash and thinking about Dresdens! Have fun!

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  18. Beautiful... the dresdan plate is one of my many favorites.....Love the blues...

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  19. I've been tempted by the dresdan plates too - thanks for the link to the ruler

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  20. Love the colours you have used, very effective on the dark background....can't wait to see the finished product.
    cheers Julz

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  21. This is My All Time Fav Block..has been since the day I started this Addiction...I have the same Ruler and it is so easy...Glad to hear you have the Bug....Love how you have used your Scraps...I can see a Quilt coming along ....
    have Fun.!!
    cheers

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  22. Hi Chooky,

    You know i have never been a fan of the Dresden plate but your work looks gorgeous.

    Well done.

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  23. The light dresden on that dark background is fabulous. Really makes it POP! Hmmm, may have to try a dresden plate myself.

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  24. Your Dresden block is awesome!

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  25. Okay that does it, I am ordering mine today!!!!

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  26. How clever to stitch whilst on the phone! Thats what I call a "free" quilt block!
    Nicky

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  27. Hi Donna, love the result of the dresdan plates...I am wondering if the double wedding ring templates will have the same affect...Regards Lyn

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  28. I did a dresden plate block on my "learn to" sampler about 8 years ago, it was tricky, i like the look of that much better, not another patchwork tool!!!
    Pleased Mother;s day went well, mine was great too!!
    Hey, 500 posts!! Once upon a time we were fairly similar,,now I must be the quiet and conservative one!!! LOL, who'd a thought!!
    love Tracey

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  29. Looks fabulous! I keep seeing these dresden plates everywhere it seems!

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  30. Very impressive. i have never tried making them....not sure I need to add another thing to my list.

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  31. Heehee, Donna! Why should you escape this addition while we others were helpless to resist ;o)?
    Your dresdens are beautiful!
    Hugs, Julia

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  32. That's a nifty tool/ruler! Your block came out lovely!

    There's a girl in our guild that loves to make wonky houses! When I saw yours, it reminded me of her! She uses her scraps! Thanks for sharing!

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