Lest you think that all I do is sit around basting hexagons, I thought I would show you what I've been doing the last couple of nights. My dresden plate quilt has been basted for over a year. I'm not sure if that's really bad, or a great advertisement for 505 spray baste : )
Anyway, I had this picture in my head of the background filled with pebble quilting (the one thing I can sort of do other than squiggly lines)
After the first 10 or so pebbles, my thought was to pick it all out and throw it in the corner. Then I thought, dang it! I am doing this! Some of them look a little more like kidney beans, but oh well.
Each one of these blocks takes a whole bobbin of thread. On the top I am using a Mettler variegated #9817
The fabrics in this quilt were scraps from my string quilt, jellyroll bits etc. I made it using the english paper piecing method just like the hexagons. The little star flower shape was a gift from a friend (thanks Dawn) and I think it makes it just a bit different from most dresdens.
This is going to take me a while to finish, but I will show you the end result soon.
Have a fabulous week-end and don't forget the sunscreen : 0 )