April 30, 2013
I have been working on this Dresden mini quilt for my secret partner in the STLMQG Room-by-Room swap. I was thrilled that I was able to pull all of the fabrics and supplies needed for this quilt from my growing pile of scraps. I even sacrificed almost half of my most prized Kate Spain Fandango print. It's seriously my favorite fabric in my stash (maybe my all-time favorite), and I only have a 6"x11" piece left after this project. I might just have to lock the rest away!
The background is Essex linen in neutral and the "frame" is a wood grain print that I picked up at JoAnn's.
A couple of weeks ago, I pinned this quilt on Pinterest, absolutely in love with the way the quilting made the Dresden look like a dahlia. I knew it would be perfect for this swap! It was super easy to do. I found a salad plate with a curve that I liked and used that as my template. I stippled the background for some added interest.
I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I really hope my partner likes it. I may decide that I need to make one for myself.