Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 4 of dare to DRESDEN...my day

Daretodresden
Welcome to day 4 of the Dare to Dresden blog hop. A big thank you to Christine at Quilt Monster in My Closet and to Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt...for all their time, hard work and planning to make the blog hops sEw much fun.  

For my first project I used  Edyta Sitar's Dresden Star pattern


I  took an awesome quilting class with Edyta last year, I finished one Dresden Star block in the class.  It's not perfect.  It didn't lay flat when I sewed the blades together.  I found out that 1/4" seam allowances are important to have your plate lay flat...Edyta worked her magic and it did lay flat before I left her class.  It could have turned out to be an orphan block but I decided to use my 'not sEw perfect block' to make a bag to carry my pizza box back and forth to guild meetings...pizza boxes are perfect for storing and transporting quilting projects.  The Dresden star block is 12.5" unfinished.  I am now working on a Dresden Star quilt.  
I added small blades and buttons to the sides of the bag and I top stitched with a heavy quilting stitch.  I luv the little details I added to the project bag and my pizza box fits perfectly.  
 
My second Dare to Dresden project is from a free quilt-a-long called Scrappy Plates hosted by Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs.  I had never made a Dresden before but had always wanted to try one.  This is my first Dresden plate.    I used Kimono silk thread to stitch the plate to the background fabric....it is wonderful to work with.  
Scrappy Dresden Plate

I fell behind in the quilt-a-long but did finish the top in June...it wasn't until the Dare to Dresden blog hop was announced....that I knew I would finish this quilt and it would not end up as a UFO....it's now quilted...by me, it's bound and I luv it...thanks Anne for the quilt-a-long. You can find Anne's great instructions to make your own Scrappy Plate quilt under 'free patterns'  and there is lots of other 'eye candy' you don't want to miss on her website and her blog.  My quilt measures 62" x 78".  
I used Denyse Schmidt fabrics for the Dresdens and the corner stones, kona white for the background and some lime fabric from my stash for the sashing.  The front is a traditional Dresden and the back has a modern look with a 12" wide strip of rectangles from the fabrics I used to make the blades.   

I did not make the scalloped border...maybe on my next Dresden quilt...yes the Dresdens are addictive.  I bound my quilt with 1 fabric matching the front of the quilt....the same fabric I used for the outer border. The binding on the back of the quilt is scrappy...luv it.  A modern look on the back and a traditional look on the front.



I hope you enjoyed your visit...
now...be prepared to be inspired as you visit all the
other talented quilters posting today!!
January 29th, 2013
Quilt-n-Queen....thanks for stopping by for a visit

The whole schedule can be found HERE.
Visit Mdm Samm at SEW WE QUILT and 
see the top 3 for the day
and be sure to visit her Pinterest board for 'Dare to Dresden'.
There is a different board for each of the blog hops.

Thanks again to Mdm Samm and Christine for all their hard work,

and to Windham fabrics for sponsoring this blog hop.
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...and now for a giveaway...
one lucky winner will receive

Edyta Sitar's Daily Journal for 2013
and a spool of Kimono silk thread

   Superior Kimono 100 wt Silk Thread #302 Origami 220 yard spool


A few simple rules to follow...



- leave me a short sweet comment

- follow my blog

- make sure I have your email to contact you

I will draw the winner sometime on February 3 

GIVE AWAY CLOSED

hugs and happy stitching


137 comments:

quiltma said...

I am a follower. I would have loved to have taken Edyta's class when she was in our area. I just did not have the funds. Boo Hoo. And I love your Dresden Star.

Judy B said...

Love your Dresden pizza box holder and your scrappy Dresden quilt! Thank you for sharing. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net Oh, and I am a follower!

Karen said...

I always enjoy seeing what you come up with in these blog hops. The plate you made into the bags is very interesting. Will your quilt have plates similar to that one?
The scrappy plate dresden looks lovely with the Denyse Schmidt fabrics. They look gorgeous in this quilt.
Is the Kimono silk thread only for hand sewing or does it suit the machine, too?
And when you said you quilted it, I am guessing that was with your long arm? Are you using that a lot more now?
Thanks for sharing your projects.

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

the colors on your dresden are great! I'm using Kimomo silk right now on the quilt i am currently quilting. lisaursino@msn.com

Theresa said...

Love your Denyse Schmidt Dresdens and the quilting on them is gorgeous. I like the triangles on the first Dresden, they really make for a different look.

Kathy MacKie said...

I already follow you and I would love to take a class with Edyta Sitar, lucky you. Thanks for the giveaway.

Patty C. said...

Thank you for the link & the Giveaway !!!! Such a lovely quilt that you made with the freebie -

Sunshine Girl said...

What a fabulous quilt - I love it - great colours. Its lovely how this blog hop has got a lot of us finishing our UFOs isnt it! Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

Oh my, I am in love with your dresdens! Both are just lovely, but the greens and blues are so fabulous!

Nati said...

The fabric choice for that quilt is perfect, love the blues and greens, great project!

Lyndsey said...

I love your Dresdens, the quilt is beautiful.

charlotte said...

Love them both! The greens are my favorite. Terrific job!

QuiltSue said...

I love both projects, but I think the bag is my favourite.

Fiesta said...

Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing such wonderful eye candy today.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful dresdens! Glad the blog gave you the incentive to finish your wonderful quilt!

gpc said...

I am a follower. What beautiful Dresdens! I love the pizza box, and the quilt is exquisite!

Lisa Marie said...

Love your dresdens! And taking a class with Edyta -- that sounds wonderful!

Thearica said...

Your quilt is fabulous! Who doesn't love Bunny Hill!

Sowing Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing! I love your color combos!!

patchouli moon studio said...

Beautiful Dresden quilt and the quilting is beautiful as well. Nice idea for the Dresden bag to hold your pizza box. I am a follower.

Jacqueline said...

WOW I love your quilt and the use of the orphan block.. sew creative..

Thanks for sharing. I am working on my first dresden quilt - they make the sashing and borders on this quilt. Love a challenge.

Please enter me into your drawing. I am a follower.

jleibfried@aol.com

Mommarock said...

Beautiful quilt!! Love those colors you chose. I am a follower.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Simply beautiful!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Pauline...soooo pretty...there is such a calming effect of your quilt and your pillow..well what can I say..you always bring such beauty to our screens

Dorian said...

Lovely dresdens Pauline! The star bag is really unique and lovely.

Madame Samm said...

it looks like it could be a pillow...lol

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I do follow....thanks for the great giveaway!
I love the bag and your beautiful quilt

Julie said...

Very lovely! Love your fabrics. Great Dresden star block too...perfect for your bag.

Nancy in IN said...

Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

I love your quilt!! Great job!

Joyce Carter said...

I like the star bag but I LOVE the quilt! Green is my favorite color so this one just made me drool. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.I follow.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Gosto muito destes trabalhos,aliás....todosos seus trabalhos,parabéns.Seguidora.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Just Carol said...

I totally enjoyed my visit here and of course, was awed by your talent. The Dresden on your pizza bag (what a great idea!) was gorgeous and your quilt is something worth wrapping up in. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Your Dresdens are beautiful! I love the bag and the quilt!!
(I am already a follower!)

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's a beautiful quilt but I LOVE that pizza bag. :) blessings, marlene

Britt-Inger said...

Your Dresden quilt is so wonderful and I love your bag. I am follower since long time ago. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

InGa said...

Love your dresdens. Unusual bag, and a lovely quilt. I'm a new follower. :-)
Thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

great bag and your quilt is fabulous. I just love that green sashing. thanks for sharing.
I am a follower.

Gill said...

Great dresdens - I love your DS plates!
Thanks for sharing!

carla said...

Hi!!! Your quilt is beautiful!! Love it!!! The pizza bag is wonderful!!! Also a great idea for holding blocks!!! Thank You!!!

Anna said...

your blocks are spectacular!!! I am definitely gonna have to get started on this one!

Vicki H said...

I have a pizza box for blocks, but now I'm needing a bag for it. Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.

Vickie said...

Your quilt is great, Thanks for sharing.

Crazy Amy said...

wow! your dresdens are beautiful!. People like you inspire me to try harder and work on the details more in my sewing. I still have so much to learn and I really admire your talent.

B Greene said...

Great projects - I have been collecting and hoarding many of these same Denyse Schmidt prints - I think the Dresden is perfect for them! Thanks for the inspiration. (Happy follower of your blog, too!).

Nellie Duclos said...

I love your dresden star-how unique. I think dresdens can be addictive because they can showcase so many fabrics. From CA, thanks for sharing and the opportunity for a giveaway.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Of course I follow you :)
I want that beautiful dresden quilt, I'm lovin' the greens ;)
Absolutely stunning :)

JudyCinNC said...

Perfect tote and beautiful quilt - wonderful work you do and so creative. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity from Judy C who is a devoted follower.

Quilter Kathy said...

Totally LOVE your bag!

Die Butjenterin Abschnitt said...

Beautiful Dresden Plate on the Bag, I love it.

suemac said...

Love the fabrics in your Dresden quilt. Pizza box? I never thought of that. Good idea.

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Blues are not my thing, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your color combinations! Awesome!

Leah said...

Stunning projects! Love that bag.

Needled Mom said...

I love your pizza box carrier. The quilting is so nice on it too and the large plate quilt is beautiful. Love the colors.

oknonnie said...

I'm a new follower. This is my first blog hop and what fun it is!! Thank you for your work on it. I'm learning so much and getting much inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win the journal and silk thread. Both sound wonderful!

Caroline said...

I found that same quilt along on Pinterest just a few months ago. I decided I wanted to make one out of a bunch of old Birdie fabric I've got for my daughter's quilt. Your's is stunning! Makes me want to hurry up and make mine now! :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love the Dresden Star! I need to make one of those.

littlelixie said...

Love how you've brought that dark green fabric to life. I am also a follower.

Tammy said...

Your blog is new to me. I am now following via GFC & email. I love ...love.... love.... your quilt.
It is singing my name...It is absolutely beautiful. I am haveing so much fun on this hop...So much eye candy and so many new blogs for me to read and join .
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Diann said...

Your Dresden quilt is beautiful. You must be so happy to have finished it.

Wendy said...

such a lovely quilt, love the colour scheme

DeAnna S. said...

Great Dresden's. I love them all. How lucky to be in a class taught by Edyta. I saw a video interview with her on The Quilt Show. She seems really awesome! Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway. I'm now following you.

Christine L said...

What beautiful Dresdens you have shared today! Thank you so much for participating in the HOP. Hugs and Happy Hoppin'.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love your green dresden quilt. Those colors are fabulous. Your Edita dresden is wonderful. I am really wanting to give that a try.

Kim West said...

i find dresdens to be addictive too! I am looking forward to my next one! Yours are very lovely!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow I love your Scrappy Plates in blues and greens - my favorite color combo! And of course I love the Dresden Star - it was my choice for block in this Hop too :*) Thanks for sharing!

OhioLori said...

Love your Quilt....but am sooooo lovin' your Tote!!! It is Gorgeous!!! You did Wonderful job!! Thanks for the idea about Pizza boxes to hold projects!! Cool!

I'm a new follower too :)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I just knew you'd knock it out of the park. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Love the sunbursts you added, now that is cool!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!
gussek at hotmail dot com

JanesQuilting said...

I adore the quilt that you have made. Your fabric choice is perfect. But, I must say the pizza box bag is adorable. (OMG, you taught me to use a pizza box for when I go to my guild)....but the bag is also a perfect touch. It is beautiful. I love the Sunbursts!!

JanesQuilting said...

I am a long time follower.....and I must say, you are definitely Queen of quilting in my book!

Stacey Napier said...

I love the color scheme you chose for the large quilt. It's just beautiful!

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful dresden star and I love your scrappy plates quilt and choice of fabric. I am a new follower so I can see more of your quilty goodness. Thanks for sharing and thanks also for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind comment ... :) Pat

vicki said...

I really like your dresdens thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

I am a new follower vickise at gmail dot com

Kathy H said...

I am a long time follower and love the blues and greens in that dresden quilt. Beautiful.

aiah23 said...

Absolutely love your dresden quilt! Blue and green are so lovely together!

Fawn

Michele said...

I really love your Dresden projects. I am a very happy follower.

Suze said...

Wow! How in the world do you bind the front in one fabric and the back in another? I've never seen that. I've wanted to do that, but had no idea how. You are my hero for doing that. I'm glad that Edyta got your block to lie flat and that block did not become an orphan; that would be an absolute shame. I'm glad it's alive and leading a great life. Don't most of us adore Bunny Hill designs? I have the Dresden quilt bookmarked and on my long, long bucket list. Your quilt is astonishing. I like how your plates are different or at least turned differently, if not different. It adds interest to the quilt. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me and others. You are very generous with your giveaway.

Margaret said...

Wow! These are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Yes, thank you, I did enjoy my visit with you. I also love Edyta Sitar's patterns and fabric. I have a kit for a winter table topper I must work on; I ordered it last fall but haven't begun work on it, yet. Your bag is wonderful and I love the colors you used. I think the white points really have it stand out. Great work on the quilt; glad to know it's moved from UFO to finsihed.

Julie said...

I LOVE your dresdens :) I am a follower. Thanks

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: Love the greens. This is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing

Lou said...

Love the pizza box bag!!! The dresden is just stunning!

lefuntz said...

A pizza box. Great idea. I love the colors in your Bunny Hill quilt-a-long. Isn't it nice to get a little nudge to finish a project. Your tote came out great too! That star looks complex. Glad you got it tamed.

Patty said...

I like all your Dresdens.They are easy on the eyes.And of course I am a follower.

pippirose said...

Your Dresdens are gorgeous! I love the button detail on the tote, and your quilt--exquisite!
I follow you via GFC and email.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Rosa said...

The pizza box bag caught my eye,so original.And your quilt is fantastic!!.I`m a happy follower.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dresden quilt. Thanks for sharing! Eileen

eileenrpowers@comcast.net

Quiltsmiles said...

What a striking quilt with those dresdens, Lovely! Of course I stalk, opps I meant follow your regularly.

sandra said...

Love your quilt, the colors are fabulous, thanks for sharing

Lesley said...

Love your dresdens! You're so talented, and such a great idea for a tote! I am a follower and would be thrilled to win your very generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Sewgirl said...

Wow, that's a lot of dresdens! Nice job.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

You ARE the Queen of Binding! I managed to get my quilt bound and it's perfect - thank you SO much for your help yesterday! You saved me :)

Now! Your Dresdens are FANTASTIC! I absolutely love the colors you used - it's such a calming effect. LOVE LOVE LOVE! :)

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Huh! I thought I was already a follower! Just added myself as your newest follower :)
xo
Erin

Gina said...

Your Dresden Star block is amazing! I love it and the quilting! Congrats on finishing the Dresden quilt! it is fabulous too as well as the quilting! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

toekneechestnut said...

Thank-you for sharing your experience with dresdens. I love that quilt!!! It gave me quite a thrill:) grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

Cecilia said...

I love your Dresden star block! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I'm an ongoing follower of your blog by email. I love the idea of a tote bag for a pizza box to carry your 12.5 inch blocks! You are a very clever lady!

MoeWest said...

This is the first time I've seen the Dresden Star block and I really like it. Your bag looks great! I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! Love your tote bag - fab Dresden! I'm an old follower - thank you so much for the giveaway!

Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely Quilts thanks for sharing

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

Love your dresdens, especially the colors. I could make them but probably sew them onto a pillow only. Yours are wonderful. Great Job!!

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

I follow your blog through email. Thank you for commenting on my blog. Sure love your dresdens!

Barb said...

I love both your Dresden projects. The pizza box carrier is adorable, and your quilt is wonderful - so glad you didn't let it become a UFO because it deserves a good finish like you've done.

Barb said...

Oh - almost forgot. I'm a new follower. Glad to meet you!

Sharon Dawn said...

You did a lovely job on both creations! Those white triangles add such a spark to your bag. The quilt turned out beautifully!

While-time follower!

Mary said...

LOVE the Star Dresden! So tempting for a new project, but sadly, I have to resist. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love the Diary and thread.

Colette said...

Great Dresden, I am thinking I will have to find the Edyta Sitar's templates to make a Dresden. I am a new follower.

Linda J said...

well done and hooray for a finish. I am following but in sage feeds as that is my preference for blog reading.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lovely Dresdens. Really love the star one at the top. Great work. Aren't our pizza boxes great!?!

Celtic Thistle said...

Great Dresdens and pizza boxes for blocks, what a great idea!

I am a follower too.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Pauline,
I love this bag, such a great idea to add a dresden to bag.
Your dresden quilt ist a beauty, thaks for sharing and the chance to win in your giveaway.
You knoe; I follow ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Michelle May said...

Loooooooooove!!!! I want the bag to take with me on trips and I want the quilt for my guest bedroom. Can they be my prizes instead???? hmmmm?? hee,hee,hee. Fabulous girlfriend. Just fabulous!

Katie said...

I love the idea to make a bag with it! Your quilt is gorgeous, love the bright blues and greens!

Just Quilt It said...

Your Dresden quilt is lovely. It is such a sense of accomplishment to finish one! Also, don't you just love Edyta Sitar's patterns? I'm envious that you were able to take a class with her. Your block is beautiful and made a gorgeous tote.

nicolesender said...

Your Dresden quilt is lovely. The colors are perfect.
gfc follower: nicolesender
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nikita said...

Love the dresdens! Is that some chicopee I see in there?? Love chicopee.. I might have to make some dresdens now using that fabric line.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous dresdens, Pauline.
I'm seriously in love with your DS quilt - it's so beautiful!

the girlfriend gap said...

Beautiful Everything! Did you use yardage or a precut. I really need to Dresden!!! So envious of everyones lovely finishes. I made a small project with Dresdens last fall.... and have a Cluck cluck sew pattern waiting patiently for my attention. Love Edyta Sitar!!! she creates such beautiful things. Thanks you for sharing in the hop and for a chance to win. Janita

Donna Joy said...

Now I am inspired to make dresdans, I love the bag so that would be a good start, thanks

Donna Joy said...

Yes I follow you

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I follow your blog Pauline and love your beautiful Dresden projects.

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

I am inspired to get to working on all of my UFO's! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful finishes!

Karrie S said...

I LOVE how your quilt turned out! It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing ;)

Joyce said...

Just beautiful...I haven't attempted a Dresden yet...it is on my growing list!

Mimi said...

All of your quilts are gorgeous!!! Love the colours of the Scrappy Plates... so pretty!!

Mimi said...

I am a follower!!

Sallie said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! I'm a follower.

Sandy D said...

I love your Dresdan Quilt and bag.Someday I will make one it is at the top of my list.

Ruth Ann said...

Great job on your Dresdan plate and DP star blocks...they made great finished projects.

Ruth Ann said...

I'm a follower.

Aurea said...

So much work involved, I guess I admire anyone who does that pattern. and a give away to boot, you are to be admired. Thank you

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance

Linda said...

I have been a follower since last July. I love reading your blog!

Linda said...

Your dresden's are great. I especially like colors of your bag and the starburst in the center! Thank you for the chance at your giveaway.

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