Not long ago I found 3 quilt blocks with the Dresden plate design. I have always loved this design. The stitching around the design is made with a blanket stitch in pink thread and of course by hand. Most people would pass this purchase up since the blocks are older and limited to 3. I decided to make the quilt blocks into a table runner. I cut the blocks down, did the sewing on the top and I was making the ties when I folded the project up for the evening. Oh no! I was about 3/4 of an inch or more off on the end measurements. I was so careful measuring and cutting---or at least I thought I was. I took over half of the table runner apart, corrected the size issue, placed the table runner back together and I now enjoy it on my table.
If you come across a single quilt square or two and you love it, don't pass up the purchase. There are several ways to use quilt squares. Fabric strips can be sewn around a quilt square to make it larger and use it as a table topper. It doesn't have to be quilted with bound edges. I have used a quilt block I made (it looked vintage) for placing under a decorative item in a decorative grouping in the family room. I hung the edge of the quilt block over the top of our bookcase. This quilt top had raw edges. Also, if you have a newer quilt block and you live in a country home or farmhouse, don't forget that you can tea stain quilt blocks used for decor. My last suggestion is to use a quilt block as a backing for family pictures.
Since I am not working at this time, I seem to have plenty of time to do projects. I am using some of my hand-spun wool yarn and making winter hats. If you need one, check out my Etsy shop.
How is everything going for you? I hope all is well.
I do appreciate you viewing my blog post. Dawnie
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