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I was recently blog-hopping and came across this tutorial on adding borders to our quilts on one called From My Carolina Home.  I always enjoy learning new things as well as reinforcing existing knowledge, so I thought I would share her information with you.  She offers a comparison in method and results for the measure-n-cut and slap-n-sew methods.  While I have been doing the measuring and then cutting for a LONG while now, this tutorial really brought the different results to light.

Over the years I have found vintage quilt blocks with the hopes of setting them into a completed quilt.  Well, a few years ago, I found a set of 12 small Dresden plate blocks like this, Image

and just last week, I found a set of 11 larger and more elaborate blocks like this. Image

Now I am trying to decide if I should try to combine them into one awesome and unique quilt or set them in two separate quilts.  What do you think?  Leave a comment to share your ideas. 

We’re Moving

Quilted Dreams is not moving location, but we have become part of Friendship Cabin, our online quilt store specializing in reproductions, primitives, antique/vintage quilts and any other quilt-related items that strike our fancy. 

Quilting services are still available at the same place.  We hope you visit us.

Customer's Christmas Dresden Plate

Just finished this for a customer! It really puts me in the Christmas spirit.

Another finish


Finished this yesterday for my dear friend, Sandra.

Finished and displayed


New customer just picked up this Southwest applique sampler quilt. She was pleased with the finished product.

Wow, what a show!

Our local guild show finished up Saturday, and I am still reeling and humbled by the experience.  My Amazon Star and Not My Last Quilt, a reproduction BOM, both won first place ribbons in their category, but the Amazon closed the show with an additional three ribbons!  I was surprised but thrilled to see that it was awarded the Machine Quilting Merit ribbon for best longarm quilting because we have some very talented longarmers in our guild.  Then at the close of the show, it recieved the People’s Choice and Member’s Choice ribbons!  It all seems like a dream.