Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Do You Dare? …

       

To Dresden!  I do!  Enthusiastically!  I am so excited to be a part of the Dare to Dresden blog hop organized by Madame Samm over at the “Sew We Quilt” blog and Christine at the “Quilt Monster in My Closet” blog. 
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Last summer, I started playing with my EZ Dresden ruler and made a bunch of Dresdens.  I appliqued them all down onto some plain blocks.  Then I decided that it was just too darn plain!  Even with fancy sashings, it was just too plain.  So I dug into my folder of applique shapes and came up with this ………
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Much better, I think!  Now make 12 of these babies and design some sweet borders to finish it off ……
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I used two sashings with a contrasting corner post around each block.  To join the 12 blocks together, I used a wide fuchsia mini dot print with a 16 block corner post.  This quilt was time consuming, but it was truly a pleasure to design and assemble.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  Thank you for stopping here and looking in on my Dresden creation on the Dare to Dresden blog hop and hope you will come back again.  Please do click on the following links and check out what the other Dare to Dresden hoppers have to share with you!


January 30th, 2013
Charlotte H @ “that Other Blog”


Till next time …….


Enjoy,  Merry Gay

81 comments:

  1. How beautiful, I love pink and green together. The applique round the Dresdens is absolutely gorgeous.

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  2. Wow that is just amazing, all that hard work! Well done, lovely

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  3. Its lovely - I love the bright pink. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Your quilt is so beautiful and stunning. All that work, so amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  5. Just beautiful Merry. Thanks for sharing today. I have been to Sikeston Mo. How many can say that?

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  6. A very striking quilt! You are a great designer. The fuchsia and the shade of green compliment each other so well. Thanks for participating and inspiring us.

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  7. The borders on your dresdens really make this quilt! Beautiful job and great fabrics!

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  8. What a beautiful quilt you have made.

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  9. What a wonderful combo. You certainly have a beautiful heirloom to enjoy now!

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  10. Thank you! You solved the problem I was having with the "Group Project' Dare to Dresden Friendship Quilt! How? Double sashing!!! :)

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  11. I'm over the top in love with this quilt and Dresden project!!!!

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  12. The combination of applique with these dresdens is amazing! I love this! blessings, marlene

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  13. Wow Your applique with the Dresdens is amazing! Great job! Thank you for participating..You told that Dare who was boss! *wink* Hugs and Happy Hoppin

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  14. Stunning dresden quilt....you put a lot of time into this..thanks for sharing

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  15. Your quilt is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! I love the colors, the combination of technique -- perfect!

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  16. What a great quilt - lovely! These hops are certainly good for motivation to get something done, aren't they?

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  17. Beautiful quilt. The application at the sides did the trick. Regards from Sweden.

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  18. Your quilt is just beautiful! I love the addition of the applique, too!

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  19. Pretty, Pretty in pink! Your quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. That is a beautiful quilt! I love the colors and the borders around them are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. What a pretty quilt! I love the colours!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Wow on your most beautiful quilt. So unique and a true treasure. Judy C thanks you

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  23. Beautiful quilt, thank you for sharing :)

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  24. Beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Those are amazeing. And what a gorgeous gorgeous quilt it all turned out to be.... conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. WOW! LOVE THIS! Wish I had your imagination and talent- this is simply spectacu;ar!

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  27. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors. And I love the cupid and owl on your blog, too cute!

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  28. Stunning! Luv the sashing and applique...a gorgeous quilt Merry. The Valentine owl is just the cutest!! Thanks for sharing with us today! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  29. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I like the applique that you added to it. I think it really adds a special touch. Thank you for sharing.(like the clip art on your blog) New follower.

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  30. The quilt came out lovely, love he pink. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Wow! Very impressive. You're right, the flowers around the dresdens really make the block. Beautiful quilt!

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  32. "SEW" beautiful Merry ! The quilt is awesome !

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  33. Beautiful scalloped border on those dresdens.

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  34. Wonderful, wonderful quilt and the effort that went into it is evident! Well done!

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  35. That is really lovely!! Wonderful job.

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  36. You quilt is truly lovely thank you for sharing!

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  37. very pretty. I like the whole block.

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  38. This is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing. Robin

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  39. Beautiful colors in your lovely Dresden quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  40. that is such a fab quilt! I love the addition of the appl8ique round each dresden

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  41. Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL! WOW! and as a side note...i would love to see your sewing space...the view behind that block looks enticing!

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  42. Very pretty with all that applique.

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  43. Love the combination of the applique and Dresdens. They were made for each other. Beautiful, beautiful quilt. Congratulations on such wonderful work.

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  44. The colors are so beautiful!! And this quilt is so impressive!!

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  45. This is one of the prettiest quilts that I've seen. It's clean/crisp and yet soft. It's elegant and also bright and cheery. Great choice of colors. I like the way the plates are set off with the "sashes". =)

    hugZ,
    annie

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  46. I must tell you how beautiful I think this quilt is. The applique was just what it needed and your color palette just add to the beauty of the quilt. I just love seeing all the pretty quilts and all the talented people on these blog hops.

    Sylvia

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  47. Absolutely beautiful! I love the pink and green combination! Stunning!

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  48. Estou apaixonada por seus trabalhos,parabéns .Isto sim éque é talento.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  49. Your dresden quilt is spectacular. Love the colors you used, the applique, the sashing, and the borders.

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  50. The applique border is fantastic. It is perfect for those dresden plates.

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  51. The appliqué border made the block. What a great idea!

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  52. stunning, thanks for sharing.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  53. Beautiful quilt and the applique makes it much more special. Thanks for sharing

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  54. Rosemary B here: this is really beautiful. An absolute treasure!
    Thank you for sharing your massive creativity

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  55. Your Dresden's are so adorable. I just love the way you added the flowered applique around them.

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  56. Wow. What a beautiful quilt. You created something anyone would be proud of. It's just gorgeous.

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  57. Beautiful! I love the applique you added. And I feel so much better realizing that you didn't just whip this up since the Dresden challenge came about!

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  58. Gorgeous! I love everything about it! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  59. Oh my gosh!!! You are soooo Talented!!! Absolutely beautiful....and sooooo creative!!! LOVE your quilt!!!

    Thank you for sharing!! :)

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  60. Your quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. You're so talented and what a lovely design you created. I love applique as well and what you added made such a beautiful block and quilt. Plus it's pink and green! hehe. Thank you for sharing with us, awesome job!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Gorgeous quilt! I love pink and green. :-) Looks like it was a lot of work, though, at least from my inexperienced perspective. :-)

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  63. Hi!! Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!! Love your dresdens and your quilt!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  64. OMG That is taking it up a whole nother notch. I never would have thought of this. Congrats. Very creative.

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  65. What a wonderful quilt. I love the color combination. Of course the blocks are just outstanding!!!!

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