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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone,

Oh my!  I didn't realize I was teasing you yesterday by mentioning my Schnibble and not sharing any pictures.   Sorry!  I did finish cleaning by lunchtime and got to spend some time in my quilting room, but I had something else to do before I could get to quilting my version of Lincoln.  I'm still not prepared to share pictures yet, though.  However, to make you all happy, I will share photos of another project that I recently began.

Back in 2011, I got this issue of McCall's Quilting (September/October) and ever since, this quilt has been on my list.


 
I fell hard for this project, but was stymied by fabric choices.  Yes, I could just use a bunch of my creams/lights, but I wanted a bit more interest in the fabrics for the blades.

I finally decided French General would be the perfect thing!  I've loved those fabrics but have never made an exclusive FG project.  The mostly red and light color scheme would work perfectly for this quilt, too.


I'm using the dresden ruler that was recommended in the article.
But, the funny thing is that the quilt in the magazine has 18 blades/block but mine have 20!  Perhaps that designer didn't use the ruler?

Making these blocks is really fun!  I can't wait to get some of them completely done with the centers and everything appliqued. 


Have a great day!
JoAnne

21 comments:

  1. Very beautiful! FG is a lovely line of fabric!

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  2. That's a beautiful quilt and I just love French General fabric. It will be perfect for it! How big will the quilt be?

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  3. Too funny, you and Thelma are making the exact same quilt. I thought I saw double when bloglovin started up. Lol

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  4. The fabric is perfect for these blocks - nice job!

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  5. This quilt is on my " TO DO LIST " too :-D

    Your French General fabrics are perfect for this quilt !

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  6. It is a beautiful use for French General fabrics.
    I've never made a Dresden Plate block, but I do have the ruler, so I'm ready to go if the mood hits me. : )

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  7. I blogged about this exact project today! I love French General and have several French General only quilts, I know I'm going to love your version of this quilt. I'm going to link to your blog so folks can follow us both. It's a surprise sew along!

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  8. Wonderful quilt and wonderful fabric choice.

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  9. Great idea to use FG, and great to see you have started a project you have been keen to do for a while. Waiting in anticipation for your Schnibble.

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  10. Oh JoAnne, your dresdan doilies is going to be absolutely lovely!! What a perfect choice of FG fabrics on a red background. It will be amazing!!! I'm like you - can't wait to see it all come together!!

    Blessings

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  11. It's going to be beautiful!! You and Thelma...great minds think alike!!

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  12. Regardless of the number of desden blades, it's going to be a beauty with the FG fabrics! Still looking forward to your Lincoln!

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  13. I used this same ruler to make my pillow this summer. I am a wanna be quilter, so a full quilt seems very scary to me! I love to what you pros are doing. Your quilt is going to be amazing.

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  14. You can't go wrong with French General, one of my favorites.

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  15. Great use of French General fabrics. Your version is going to be stunning.

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  16. I have been looking for a reason to use a bolt of red fabric that I have. This is stunning!

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  17. I have that magazine too and bookmarked it for future hopes. I wonder - will you fussy cut some of those FG medallion prints for your centers? I really look forward to seeing your progress - love exclusive FG quilts!

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  18. I love this and also have had this one on my list. Great for a French General quilt which I love. Hmm, I may have to seriously consider this now but maybe with a teal background.

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  19. This is going to be very pretty! I'm a fan of French General too; great choice to make this design.

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  20. This quilt is going to be gorgeous! I love French General fabrics so will be watching you closely!

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