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
A Peach in Stitches
Nancy W @ “that Other Blog”
L3 Designs
Bungalow Bay Quilts
Quilted Delights
Quilt Crossing
Lixie Makes it
A Quilting Sheep
Charlotte's Creations
Quilt-n-Queen....thanks for stopping by for a visit
Domesticity and Other Ponderous Things
A Quilt and a Prayer
Amanda Murphy Design
Little Mushroom Cap
Kathy's Quilts
Sandra Kaye Design


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

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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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  8. 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.

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

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

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  11. I love your Dresdens, the quilt is beautiful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. Thanks for sharing! I love your color combos!!

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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

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

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

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

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

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  28. I love your quilt!! Great job!

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  29. 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.

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

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  31. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  40. 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.

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  41. Your quilt is great, Thanks for sharing.

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  42. 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.

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  43. 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!).

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  44. 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.

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

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  46. 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.

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  47. Beautiful Dresden Plate on the Bag, I love it.

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

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

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  50. Stunning projects! Love that bag.

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

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  52. 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!

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  53. 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! :)

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

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

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  56. 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

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

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  58. such a lovely quilt, love the colour scheme

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  59. 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.

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

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

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

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  63. 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!

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  64. 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 :)

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

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  66. Love the sunbursts you added, now that is cool!

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

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  68. 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!!

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

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

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  71. 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

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

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  73. I am a new follower vickise at gmail dot com

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

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

    Fawn

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

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  77. 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.

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  78. Wow! These are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. 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.

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

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

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

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  83. 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.

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

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  85. 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

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

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  87. Beautiful dresden quilt. Thanks for sharing! Eileen

    eileenrpowers@comcast.net

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

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

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  90. 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!

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

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  92. 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! :)

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

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  94. 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!

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  95. 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

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

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  97. 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!

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  98. 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.

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

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

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

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  102. 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.

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

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  104. 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!

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  105. 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.

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

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

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

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

    I am a follower too.

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  110. 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

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  111. 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!

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

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  113. 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.

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

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  115. 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.

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

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  117. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  127. 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

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

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  129. 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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