Saturday, April 18, 2015

My Brown Bag Sunburst Dresden

A while back I took on the challenge from Quilted Works to buy one of their Brown Bag Specials
which held two unknown fat quarters. Once opened, I couldn't exchange it for another bag if I didn't
like the fabrics and I had to make something using both those fat quarters. Yikes! 
The fabrics were cute, but they weren't what I would normally pick. What a challenge!


With the sun slowly setting in the West, I took this picture of what I created.
I loved how it turned out!


I used the Sunburst Dresden method by Jenny Doan (but with different rulers than she used) and
the one-seam method of making a flying geese, I had such fun making this 45" x 45" quilt.

Thanks, Quilted Works, for this challenge!

The tutorials:
Sunburst Dresden HERE
One-seam Flying Geese HERE and HERE

29 comments:

Barb said...

Carol, this is beautiful! I love how it turned out! The borders really set it off and the quilting on the dresden is perfect!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

OMG that is fabulous. Love what you did, and how you used the fabrics!

KathyinMN said...

Wow! Love how you added that funky tree fabric as a border. And i had not seen the one seam flying geese before. Intriguing!

Amy said...

LOVE!! Every last bit of the quilt!! Always enjoy a Dresden quilt. And your picture is stunning.

Anita said...

Great picture, and a lovely resulting quilt! No fabric is "ugly"when it is is put into a gorgeous design, it just gives that interesting little touch. Great work, Carol!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your quilt both the pattern and the colors. Dresden pattern is always fun. I think there is no ugly fabric, you only have to use it in the right way. And you have tempted the challenge in a very awesome way, as usual I must say.

Michele said...

That turned out great and thanks for the links. I'm off to check them out.

charlotte said...

I love how you made this. Challenges help us to grow. Great job with this one.

beaquilter said...

this turned out awesome! and from THOSE fabrics... lol didn't you get a 2nd bag too?

Quiltsmiles said...

Stunning Quilt and a beautiful finish for the brown bag challenge. Love the bee detail on your sunburst flower!

KaHolly said...

It turned out just beautiful!

Patti said...

Beautiful work!

Vickie said...

OMG Carol...that is sew pretty! I love that you put the bee in the middle and the background scenery really makes the colors pop !

Susan P said...

Very pretty. I have to say, I'm usually not a fan of this type of quilt/pattern, but I think yours is beautiful.

Jeanie said...

Great job! I loved those fabrics but thought they really would be a challenge to use. Love how you took very modern fabrics and used them perfectly in a more traditional setting. Yummy!

Tired Teacher said...

It's gorgeous!

Rosa said...

Wow,Just stunning!

Janarama said...

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade ... you surely accomplished that and then some. Your quilt and the design is fabulous!

barbara woods said...

that turned out beautiful,

madebymeinred said...

Good for you! Taking on a challenge without choosing the fabrics yourself is daring. You go girl and you did. You exceeded expectations. Gorgeous! Will you win a big prize? Does the quilt shop show the finishes?

Needled Mom said...

What a challenge, but you did a great job!

Kim said...

This is gorgeous!

Susan said...

Beautiful scenery and beautiful quilt.

Kathy H said...

What a beautiful quilt. Using those fat quarters would have been such a challenge for me.m I liked the colors and print but what to do with them! Turned out great.

Annie said...

It turned out so cute. That tree fabric made a great stripe border. I would call it a challenge success. Well done!

tink's mom said...

Carol that is an absolutely stunning quilt. Great job. Challenges are amazing at stretching our imaginations.

Mary Ann said...

I knew you would ace that challenge and you did! Wow is that gorgeous. I love the giant bee in the center and the 3-D details. As always, you inspire us to work outside our comfort zone. Beautiful quilt.

Thearica said...

That is gorgeous!! We have been gone to Alabama with our first load of belongings and just got home. Had to blog a bit to unwind.. so glad I came over. :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my! I just LOVE your beautiful Sunburst Dresden!!! And the photo in the nature background is perfect :) Great job!!!