dresden

Computer quilting meets 1930's fabric

Jean chose a wonderful design to place in the empty area of her Dresden project! All of the fan blades were done using a curved line instead of traditional stitch-in-the-ditch, creating a much softer feeling:

Looking for a design to combine with the soft feel of the fan blades, Jean choose a design that could have created a problem if it had stitched in the fan blades. Using the Statler Stitcher and Creative Studio software, if was simply a matter of trimming away all parts of the design that we didn't want. This trimming function created a smooth-stitching design that filled the empty areas perfectly.

A visit to the 1930's

There is just something heart-warming about working with the 30's reproduction fabrics. It can take me back in time to a simpler way of life, and I just love the colors!

This quilt features one of my favorite colors. They called it "cheddar", and that name fits perfectly!

This quilt had a lot of hand work done on it --- all of the tiny fan blades were applied on a white foundation with tiny little hand stitches. You can just barely see them in the close-up:

We added tiny hearts to the narrow green border, and hearts with streamers in the outer green squares. Just the right touch for a feminine feel! Next time you feel like taking a trip down memory lane (even if you weren't around in the 1930's!), consider making one of the various patterns for all of the luscious reproduction fabrics that are currently available!