Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Dresdan Finish :-)

I surprised myself on this one getting it finished off so quickly and I have to say I love it !!
I know this picture is not the best , the sun is shining and therefore casting shadows but hey I am not complaining about the sun it is wonderful to see it :-) I learned a few things in making this , first off READ the instructions , sometimes I tend to just barrel forward and not read all the way through ,well the problem there was the large background circle was NOT suppose to be cut before sewing but I did ,so had to be extra careful with stitching to make that circle a proper circle and I bet you want to know how I did that right , well I will tell you , I have a stitch in the ditch foot that I had not used much and I thought why not let that little bar rest along the edge and position my needle to make the seam allowance I need and let me tell that worked like a charm .I didn't have enough extra fabric to recut so had to be  inventive and see I learned something along the way . This pattern is by Kay Buffington and is called Dresden Plate Candle Mat , just incase you have a hankering to give it a try , I can see myself doing this one again :-)
That's it for me folks off to enjoy the sun while it is out. Thanks for visiting and come again real soon.
 hugs Sheila

16 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhh I love that mat Sheila!! Great color too.Just in case you didn't read my reply to your comment on the Bluenose...it is an order for a family that visited the Maritimes this summer. I am ususally on my laptop,which is faster. My mail that I use for blogger is on the desktop. I can't seem to get them to accept another mail...not sure what I do wrong. So; I have been replying to the comments on the comment page lately. Have a great day...it is beautiful out!

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  2. Hi Sheila! My goodness, that is a beautiful Dresden mat. Just perfect for this time of year!

    Happy days to you!

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  3. It is beautiful! And yes, the colours are just perfect!!

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  4. It came out beautiful Sheila...love those fabrics and colors!

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  5. Beautiful mat! You were pretty creative with that foot! And I love to see the sun streaming in!

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  6. lovely Sheila and done no time at all from your last post
    in stitches

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  7. Gorgeous Sheila. Must looks up the pattern myself. :) Hugs,

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  8. It's great Sheila... quick finish and it is so striking .... I tend to sew before reading to the end too.... you found a solution and it worked out lovely...
    Hugz

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  9. It turned out lovely and very circular!

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  10. Ooh, I really really really like that! IT's beautiful.

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  11. wow...that is a lovely candle mat...you have inspired me to do something like this...i love it

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  12. We're supposed to actually read those directions??? Oh, Pooh!
    It turned out beautiful!

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  13. I love that Dresden mat, Sheila!!! The colors are perfect!!

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