Mini-dresden quilt progress

Not much to show for this past weekend, since I spent part of it out of town and part of it helping my sister apartment-hunt. And then on top of that, I ripped out about 4″ of sock while watching the Olympics on Sunday night because it was too small and not stretchy enough to fit me.

Still, I got a little something done: I got my Dresden medallions to lie flat, and got background fabric for them, to make a mini-quilt for the EZ Dresden Challenge. While I won’t be traveling this August after all — too much still to be done on my MA thesis! — I still don’t have a chance of finishing the Dresden quilt I want to make before the deadline. A queen-sized quilt with something like 13 or 15 Dresden medallions, not just pieced but also basted and quilted and bound? Totally not happening before August 31st. So I’m putting that on the back burner, and using this mini quilt as a test-drive of Dresden medallions.

Coffee-Dresden-Mini

In other news, I think I’m addicted to Quilt-Alongs. Here are two that I’m considering joining:

Pile O' Fabric

I have no idea what I would do with this quilt — it doesn’t really fit with any of the things I own — but it looks like a great way to learn curves, and like a lot of fun. I could also do it in any size I wanted, which makes the masochist optimist in me want to think about queen-sized quilts. I suppose I could give it away, but I’m not sure I know anyone who would love it.

I’m also tempted by this one:

Sew Intertwined QAL

This one would be good for getting things pieced just so, and would end up a lap-quilt size, which is less of a commitment and also probably easier to give away.

I’m going to wait on both of them until I know where my sister will be living and then see if she likes either of them at all. If she does — DING! — I’m making that one for her, in whatever colors she chooses.

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