My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

My Dresden Plate Obsession

Happy Friday!

I spent a lot time sewing this week, mainly working on a baby shower custom order for twins!

I did get a couple of quick projects for myself finished 🙂

I had a drop everything and make it moment when I read this post from Michelle. Hubby and I had just had a conversation about not using plastic bags. Since retiring we shop more frequently to buy fresh veggies and fruit and I have shameful amount of plastic bags underneath my sink!

Using Michelle’s tutorial as inspiration I make this market bag. I added a pocket and zipper inside. I used duck canvas fabric and pulled out my serger to finish the seams.

Dresden market bag

I’m loving how it turned out! Probably will make another soon, to keep one in both cars.

I’m also remodeling one of our guest bathrooms. Found a shower curtain on clearance at Target . I’m using the shower curtain as the focal point for decorating.

shower curtain inspiration

I used a charm pack I purchased from Bluprint to make the Dresden wall hanging and the patchwork rug. For this Dresden plate I used a 30 degree ruler, only 12 blades needed to make a circle. I wanted a chunkier blade So I started at the 2 inch marking on the ruler. I added a little motivational embroidery to the center ♥♥

Linking with Connie at Free Motion by the River.

Happy Stitching!

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17 thoughts on “My Dresden Plate Obsession

  1. How fun! You’re going to like the switchover to cloth bags, I think. It took me a while to get used to grabbing the bags as I went into the store. Now I get irritated when I have to use the plastic bags. We have reduced our use of the plastic by quite a bit.

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  2. Connie Kresin Campbell on said:

    Beautiful cloth bag and that shower curtain is neat, can’t wait to see what you do with the bathroom!

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  3. Hi Karla! Your bag is just so perfect for market runs. I carry a few in my car for just those impromptu stops myself. Your Dresden flower hanging is so very cute and springy looking. We could all use a bit of that happiness around. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Oh wow, I love your bag. I’m so pleased I inspired you to make this, and save on plastic – Yay you 😊 💕

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  5. I love the tote bag and wallhanging! The embroidery in the center of the flower is awesome!

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  6. dezertsuz on said:

    It’s ok to be obsessed when you create beauty. =)


  7. You are going to be the envy of everyone at the grocery store, Karla!! Great job;)!!❤️❤️


  8. I love how colorful the bag is, it looks great! I don’t do much quilting, but the Dresden has always been my favorite quilt block.

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  9. What a wonderful bag, and I agree that the Dresden plate design is nice.

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  10. oh my gosh, that bag is so great!! love that new shower curtain too!!

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