I have company here for the week to help give my mother some attention so I thought I would have more time to sew but that has not yet come true. I have been sidetracked from other projects to work on the Woodpile top. I do love brown and have made a couple of all or mostly brown quilts that I love. However, before I got to add the borders for the brown Woodpile top, I started thinking that it needed something to brighten it up for the Hospice unit.
I love Australian quilters, Kathy Doughty and Anna Maria Horner’s pattern designs “Indian Summer” and “Garden Party” so I was inspired to add several bright Dresden plates to the Woodpile quilt top. They are not yet appliquéd. I am still undecided about the border. In the photo you may see a patch of stripe inner border and a brown for the outer border that is being considered.
One note about piecing Dresden plates. To make them lay flat, I sewed a quarter and trimmed them to 45 degrees.
Next sew 2 quarters and trim to 180 degrees - straight angle. Then the halves go together nicely.
Now I will get back to making floral pinwheel blocks.