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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  11. It turned out just beautiful!

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  12. 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 !

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

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  14. 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!

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

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  16. 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?

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  17. What a challenge, but you did a great job!

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  18. Beautiful scenery and beautiful quilt.

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  19. 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.

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

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

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  22. 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.

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  23. 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. :)

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

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