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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thready ORTs

Yesterday was the New Moon but I was so wiped after work I napped instead of blogging! We aren't too late to celebrate the Totally Useless Stitch A Long with piles of ORTs though!

My leaf bowl is filled with scraps from sewing the Dresden centers and the corner bits from joining binding strips for En Provence. The little pink cup was begged from my retreat hostess when I unpacked and realized I had arrived with NOTHING to save ORTs in! HORRORS! Doing Dresdens, it started filling up immediately, these are thread wasting blocks! 

My first Dresden at the retreat. Totally worth wasting thread. The mini iron and board came in mighty handy with all the pressing required to create these.

I think my favorite part is doing the Blanket Stitching!

A close second favorite was the blackberry cobbler they fed us for dessert one evening! Yum!


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your April TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


deb said...

(I get to be first? cool!)

Oh, just look at that beautiful Dresden plate block! Love the fabrics you’re using (okay, I admit it, I’m always very partial to scrappy blue quilts). Looks like the blocks are good sized – how many are you planning (and apologies if you’ve told us before – my brain seems to be like a sieve lately)? That’s going to be another wonderful quilt!

My April orts are HERE.

Randi said...

This is my first month participating in the TUSAL. My April post is here: http://randib82.blogspot.com/2017/04/april-tusal-update.html?m=1

Magical Mysterytour said...


It's been a while since I posted an ort report but I decided to jump right back in again! I did notice when I wanted to link to the 2017 TUSAL master post that it doesn't exist... was this intentional or did I fail to find it? The link in the side bar leads to last year's master post and looking at the older posts didn't lead to me finding one either.

You can find my ort report here: Friday Freebie: Spider's Web and TUSAL

cucki said...

Beautiful post
Love and smiles x

Uglemor said...

Lovely block. My ORTs are here: http://krydderuglen.blogspot.dk/2017/04/tusal-april-2017.html

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a gorgeous Dresden Plate block, stunning.

Here's my Ort report - http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/aprils-tusal-is-brought-to-you-by-letter.html

diamondc said...

My goodness that Dresden Plate Block is stunning, I love the colors you chose to use, I look forward to seeing your progress and what this becomes.


Khristine Doiron said...

I love those blues! And I am heading to a retreat this weekend and I hope the desserts are as good as that blackberry cobbler looks!

Here is my TUSAL http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2017/05/april-tusal.html

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Love your work and that cobbler looks amazing. Here is my TUSAL post http://desireescrossstitchmadness.blogspot.com/2017/05/tusal-smalls-sal-and-wipocalypse-all.html

Vee said...

Your dresden looks wonderful!

Here is a link to my ort collection.

Lindsay said...

Love the dresden plate I keep thinking about having a go at one myself.

Here's my very late ort report http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/a-very-late-tusal-post.html