April 30, 2013

Dresden Mini


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.

10 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful! I know I will love it if I am your partner. :)

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    1. Thanks! I just found out that I will be able to be at the meeting in May! I was kind of bummed that I wouldn't get to be there, so I'm excited now!

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  2. Gorgeous!! Love the colors!! Thank you for sharing!!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!!

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  3. (sigh). Fingers crossed. This would be a perfectaddition to my office cubbie.

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    1. I kind of want to keep it... It pretty much matches my whole house. I was just glad my swap partner likes orange. It's my favorite color and I have a ton of it in my stash! We missed you at the wedding. See you at the meeting!

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  4. It's so lovely; you chose beautiful colors!

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    1. Thanks! My swap partner has good taste in colors! :)

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  5. Love this! And, the new blog looks GREAT!

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