January 25, 2013

Dare to Dresden

I had just finished piecing my Dresden fan quilt top, when I decided to sit down and check quilting blogs to find out what others were up to.  I saw the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop button on someone's post (oops, I don't remember who's) and took a chance to find out if I could join in the fun ....ta da.... here I am.  Thank you Christine at Quilt Monster in my Closet and Madame Samm at !Sew WE Quilt! for a fun event.
   
I used Lynn Graves' top piecing foundation sheets to make my fans. When we had our summer home in Chama, NM, Lynn owned the LQS and I learned her way of paper piecing then.

If you are working your way down today's list, you are almost finished.  Valerie is up next at Pumpkin Patch Quilter. If you stumbled upon my posting be sure to check out the other blogs listed below, you won't be disappointed.



140 comments:

  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! and so is that landscaping in the back! The black in the quilt makes your dresdens pop right off of that quilt!

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  2. gorgeous quilt!! the black makes the blades pop!

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  3. Your Dresden Plate Quilt is beautiful.

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  4. I really like your Dresden quilt! The colors and cool layout really says "modern" - love the black as your background color!!! Great job and thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. I like working with a black background.

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  5. What a fabulous quilt - such lovely colours and a striking pattern too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, I was using up some of my stash.

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  6. Marvellous, the black background really makes your fabrics pop.

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  7. Really great design, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Very pretty. Love the design.

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  9. Beautiful dresden fans! The black background really shows them off! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my take on Dresden fans.

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  10. Oh this has to be one of my favorites! I love that black background!

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    1. Thank you for the nice compliment.

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  11. Your work is stunning!

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  12. Beautiful! Beautiful! Love the color selections!

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    1. Thank you, I was just using fabric in my stash.

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  13. Your quilt is awesome. I love it. Thanks for sharing

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  14. holy moly, this is amazing..it reminds me of a kaleidoscope...does that sound right.?

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    1. Wow, I never thought about a kaleidoscope but I like the description.

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  15. Dramatic! It is fantastic.

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  16. Ohhhhhhhhhhh I love anything black! Stunning quilt.

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    1. Black is my new favorite background.

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  17. BEAUTIFUL! And I love the colors against the black - it really showcases the plate and the fabrics used! Lovely!
    Thank you for sharing with us!

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  18. Your quilt is so striking--just beautiful! Is there some other way of learning Lynn's way of paper piecing? I'm always trying to improve my methods.

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    1. Thank you.
      The contact information I have for Lynn is 800-597-7075. I believe she is still helping others learn her way of piecing since she moved from New Mexico.

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  19. Acho que daqui uns dez anos quero fazer uma dessas para mim,viver é esperar o futuro com otimismo,não é?Lindo trabalho trabalhoso,parabéns.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  20. Your quilt is just beautiful!!! I love the cheerful colors you've used!

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  21. I love those colors and against the black it gorgeous. I made this same quilt in the mid 1970's in browns and muslin all by hand (you'll see it on the 31st on my day for dresdens). It's a Grandmother's fan quilt, which is a variation of the Dresden plate. The setting is called Mohawk Trail, but like all quilts I am sure it has several other names too. I live in NM, although much more south than Chama.

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    1. Thank you. I am looking forward to seeing your Dresdens on the 31st.
      As you know there is a whole lot of NM south of Chama.

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  22. This is so amazing, I love it!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment.

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  23. Stunning quilt! Love the colors and layout of the fans ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  24. I like the fan quilt top.

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  25. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment.

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  26. Love how you paper pieced your Dresden! Thank you for sharing.

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  27. I love your Dresden interpretation with the black background. I use black frequently in my designing as it seems to make the other colors jump out! From CA, thanks for sharing.

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    1. I also like working with black to make the colors "jump out".
      Thanks for visiting.

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  28. Rosemary B here: Fantastic! I love the colors and the black background. This is really really beautiful
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary B. I enjoy sharing.

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  29. What a Beautiful quilt! I love the dark background really sets your quilt off! Thank you so much for stumbling into our Hop!! It's so wonderful to see all the neat ideas everyone has come up with. Hugs and Happy hopping!!

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    1. Christine, thank you for the compliment.

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  30. Love the gorgeous dresden project. Great design. very orginal.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Very pretty! I have some of Lynn's patterns in my foundation piecing collection. Love to fp!

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    1. Thank you. Lynn's patterns are a lot of fun to work with.

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  32. Love the top! Everytime I look at it I see a new pattern :o) Oh the fun you can have with the quilting... Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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    1. Thank you. I'm trying to figure out the perfect quilting pattern.

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  33. So, SO pretty! Love the black background, it makes the colors really pop!

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  34. Wonderfully done in paper piecing. Very colorful and fun and thank you from Judy C in NC

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice compliment.

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  35. Your quilt is gorgeous!. The black really makes the blades stand out. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for the nice compliment and stopping by.

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  36. What a beautiful, creative, striking quilt. Gorgeous!

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  37. How beautiful! I lovee these Hops -- I never knew before that fans and baskets were forms of Dresden. So thank you! I learn so many new things!

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    1. I have also learn a lot regarding the Dresden pattern after reading these blogs.
      Thank you for stopping by and the compliment.

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  38. Great colours in your Dresden!

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  39. Wow, that is just beautiful. The fabrics just pop!

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  40. That quilt is so much fun and so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Lyndsey.

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  41. Love your color choices. You did a fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you DeAnna, I was using some of my stash.

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  42. I love your Dresden fan! Thank you for sharing. It is gorgeous!

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  43. What a gorgeous quilt. I love the black background. It really makes the pattern pop.

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  44. Oh, wow!! This is stunning!

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    1. What a nice compliment, thank you.

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  45. That is just gorgeous! You really did a beautiful job on this quilt...thanks for sharing. :o)

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  46. That is so cool. I love the colors on the black background. What a great way to use the Dresden.

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  47. Very nice Dresden quilt. I love the black background.

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment Diann.

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  48. That is just gorgeous! I love the colors.

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  49. Just one word: Gorgeous!

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  50. Your quilt is amazing. I love it!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Pamela for the compliment and stopping by.

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  51. so beautiful, thanks for sharing ☺

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  52. Love the quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Beautiful work. Thank you for showing us.

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  54. I love the black background. It makes the colours really pop.

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    1. Thank you, I like working with black as a background.

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  55. Really very nice. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  56. It's gorgeous! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment.

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  57. Beautiful...love the brights on a black background...simply stunning! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop. Great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  58. Beautiful quilt. I hadn't heard of foundation piecing the Dresden, but why not. It's an accurate way to piece. Thanks for another way to the project. Amazing work. Thanks for participating and inspiring us.

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  59. Hi!!! Love it!!! Stunning!!! Beautiful!! Thank You

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    1. Thank you for the nice compliment.

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  60. I think this is my favorite one from day 2! I love how the colors pop on the black. Beautiful!

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    1. Ellie, thank you very much for the compliment. It's comments like this that make me want to make more Dresdens.

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  61. Love the fans. I never knew there was so much you could do with a dresden.

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  62. Wow! Stunning! Love the colors.

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  63. Very dramatic. Love the fan arrangement.

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  64. Beautiful! I love the palette you chose, so striking. Thanks for sharing your inspiring dresdens with us.

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