I could swear it was just a couple weeks ago that I made the decision to do the Scrappy Plate Club at Bunny Hill Designs. Wasn't it? Where has the time gone? As I get each of the club email updates, I love all the beautiful blocks popping up on Anne's blog as well as her Flickr group. I admit it. I'm jealous….and not nearly as productive as some!
That's not to say I haven't been working. Considering I started with the pile of scraps below, I'm rather pleased with the results, thus far.
I had never made a Dresden Plate before; they are quite addictive. Before starting, I ordered my ruler but was too impatient to wait for its arrival. After some figuring with pad and pen, I started cutting blades that first weekend. I pulled different lengths of scraps from the laundry basket above, pressed, layered and cut them to 4-inch widths.
Next came cutting…………
……….then there was sewing……..
And at this point, I think things went a little crazy and that's where I sidetracked. I mean, I was making so much use out of my big scraps of fabric, next thing I knew I found myself looking at this.
They were so tiny and cute! What to do with them? Hmmmm………..that's when I started eyeballing an old covered button from one of my grandmother's pillows, tee towels, odd rolls of ribbon. The ironing board became an embellishment playground.
This is one small glimpse into my world of sidetracked adventures! I'll be back soon to show you where both the miniature and regular blades have progressed to today. Oh! And if anyone would like a tutorial for how I did my blade measurements prior to the ruler arrival (which I really do love my ruler!) or for the smaller Dresden Plates, let me know. I could post that here.