Thursday, February 4, 2016

I'm Nuts About The Dreaded Dresden

Marian at Seams To Be Sew created a blog hop called Nuts About ? 
We had to replace the "?" with something we were nuts about and show it on our big day.
Since I'm nuts about a lot of things it was tough, but I narrowed it down to
THE DREADED DRESDEN!

The first time I made a Dresden was for a blog hop. I totally freaked out about making it.
Then I realized how easy they are to make and I fell in love with them!

Using Missouri Star Quilt Company's Sunburst Dresden idea, I made this quilt.

The Dresden Love Quilt


The fabrics are First Crush by Sweetwater for Moda.

It measures 39" x 39" and is perfect for a lap quilt, table top, or as a wall hanging.
Or, it could cover a big rock if you wanted it to!


The other thing I'm nuts about is creating a center block (which is the Dresden in this case) and
then adding different sized borders until it's a size I like. No pattern, just sew those borders on!


I used Spray N Bond Basting Adhesive to place the Dresden on the fabric so I could stitch it in place.
The spray also sandwiched my quilt to prepare it for some quilting. So easy and no pins!


I used my favorite iron-on adhesive, Heat N Bond Lite, to make those hearts stick to the 
center so I could sew them down with a blanket stitch.

Oh, and did I mention I'm nuts about giveaways? Well, I am!


There's two more sweet giveaways at AnyPattern.com...I love these flowers!
Click HERE to go to AnyPattern.com for their giveaway.


There's more of us "nuts" out there during this hop...check them out!
A big nutty THANKS to Marian for organizing this hop and getting some incredible sponsors!


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86 comments:

  1. Nothing to dread about the dresden here ... only love ... <3
    I am nuts about your quilt, Carol .... :) Pat

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  2. Very nice Dresden! (I have yet to try one...)

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  3. Looks wonderful! I love the movement in the quilt, very cute!
    Hugs martina

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  4. I Love your dresden quilt. This is something I have not tried yet. Because it looks to difficult to do. Maybe I need to try it out.

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  5. Gorgeous quilt Carol! I'm nuts about the way Dresden's look, but haven't been brave enough to try one myself!

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  6. A gorgeous dresden! I love it Carol, great job.

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  7. I'm nuts about a dresden as well. Your version is beautiful!

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  8. You still do dresdens better than anybody. I remember that hop.

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  9. Love your dresden, maybe one day I'll find time to make one.

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  10. Your Dresden is extra special ! Love the added fabric in the middle (can't remember what it's called ...a blade?). I think I remember back when you made your first, and even had a tutorial ? Super work Carol !

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  11. Your Dresden doesn't look dreaded to me.

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  12. hehehe...nuts about a lot of things, cover a big rock...you are on a roll...thanks for the chuckle! I shall declare myself nuts about your quilts, especially the ones made with Sweetwater fabric!! What a fun idea to put a heart in a dresden.

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  13. I really like this quilt. It is very striking. I think I will have to check out that pattern. I might be nuts to try it though ;-)

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  14. Great job. Very inspirational, I've never done a Dresden this may be the time to try.

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  15. Love thepattern pattern and the setting for the outdoor pictures
    Myra

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  16. I can hardly believe how many nutty people there are out there!! :) I love this Dresden pattern from MSQC but you lifted it to another level with the fun Valentiney center. BTW, using a quilt to cover a rock is a totally 'nutty' idea, Carol.

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  17. Your Dresden quilt is awesome. I haven't made a Dresden yet but now I am encouraged to.

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  18. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Dresden Love Quilt!

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  19. I'm typically not crazy about Dresden Plate patterns. This one is an exception. I like what you have done with it. (I, too, am a Heat and Bond Lite lover; however, Heat & Bond Featherlite is my favorite.)

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  20. your quilt is lovely. i love the fabrics you put together. learning to do dresdens is on my bucket list for this year. And i keep hearing how difficult they are and then how simple they are. very confusing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  21. I love making most anything with the Dresden Plate pattern. Several years back I made over 80 table toppers in all different sizes, for all different seasons and holidays. I gave most of them to family, kept some for myself and sold the rest. I must admit, I've never made one as large as yours, but would love to. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt with us. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  23. Perfect timing for the holiday, so sweet. I admire the dresden pattern , but never wanted to try it. Besides it still too early for me with my little experience. Your points are perfect. Great job.

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  24. Carol, This quilt is superb. I love it
    You are so inspiring. I mean it!!!

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  25. That is wonderful. I was just looking at that tutorial the other day. Your outside photos of the quilt are so pretty.

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  26. The black border truly makes the dresden pop out. Love the quilt.

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  27. Wow, you've made this sound so easy! I think I'll try to make one! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  28. Wow lovely photos. Your quilt looks great. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. I've never heard anyone call the Dresden dreaded before. I was anxious to read your post to find out why you think it is dreaded. LoL. Your little quilt is a beauty. I love your hearts center. It is as though the hearts are beating. Love your comment about displaying it on a rock. Too funny.

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  30. Different spin on the dresden. :) 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. I Love the Center Hearts In Your Quilt! I've Never Made a Dresden Quilt but Might Try to Now!

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  32. Its fortunate that the quilt was just the right size for that rock. It really looked cold. :-)
    I like the black border. That one different color adds a nice accent.

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  33. I am inspired and encouraged by your Dresden project! I have always wanted to use my Dresden template and make something beautiful, but I've dreaded it too. I think I will give it a try, so thank you!

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  34. Love, love, love your Dresden quilt! I've made a sample Dresden sunburst and love that variation on the Dresden plate, of which I've made a number. You are right--they are easy and fun. Thanks for sharing! (I see you have snow on the mountains. We've been in the Phoenix area for a few weeks and have seen snow on the peaks too.)

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  35. NOW THAT IS WAY COOL. MISSOURI STAR HAS SOME OF THE GREATEST QUILTING IDEAS! GOOD TIPS FOR SPRAY ADHESIVES TOO! WHAT A WINNER YOU HAVE.

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  36. I love this quilt....wonderful job

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  37. Wonderful. I see a Dresden in my future.

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  38. Love Missouri Star videos, they really help you learn the technique shown. You did a fantastic job! I hope you like it as well as your viewers have!

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  39. I just recently finished my first Dresden and I am nuts about them too! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  40. Your Dresden quilt is fabulous! I am looking at Dresden in a different way now. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net

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  41. LOVE YOUR MINI QUILT! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  42. Love your interesting take on the "dreaded" Dresden ;-)

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  43. I think dresdens are just lovely! I have made a few things with them like a tiny dresden on a zip pouch and most recently bright dresden flowers on a baby quilt. Your quilt is very pretty and perfect for Valentine's day. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I love Dresdens too! The Sweetwater fabrics are also a favourite of mine. You are all set for Valentines Day with that pretty quilt!

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  45. Wow, this quilt is beautiful! I would be thrilled to be able to make something so intricate and stunning. Thank you for sharing inspiration!
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. What a beautiful way to incorporate a Dresden Plate block. Thanks!

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  47. Great quilt, very graphic! Dresdens are on my bucket list!

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  48. Lovely Dresden, wonderful heart center!

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  49. Heya Carol, really really wonderful quilt. I love how you did the dresden plate, and showed us the process. Thank you. Loved how fun you made this nutty day!!

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  50. I love a classy red and white quilt and the heart in the centre is perfect!!

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  51. I love your triple-heart Dresden mini quilt!

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  52. Nice job yess missouri star makes thing look so easy love watching them... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  53. Your Dresden is so beautiful. What a good idea to build from the center out. Dresdens are a fun pattern to be Nuts About.

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  54. Amazing!!! This is so striking! The star mixed in ... so nice!

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  55. Lovely quilt. I like the folded blades sewn into the Dresden fan pieces.

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  56. What a beautiful way to do a Dresden plate--love the hearts-
    love and laughter, di

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  57. What a beautiful Dresden. The hearts are the perfect addition.

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  58. This Dresden with Hearts is lovely. What a fun quilt and great size for so many uses...including covering a rock. Thank you sew very much for hopping...

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  59. How perfect for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing your delightful work.

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  60. Great quilt and the white blades are perfect! Love how eye catching it is. Rina

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  61. I've been wanting to try this block ever since I made Jenny Doan's Dresden Squared quilt. Seeing how cute your quilt is, I am now determined to give it a go!

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  62. Beautiful! Looks like sun rays around the heart. I get sew much inspiration from those MSQC tutorials. And I know where to find a big rock to cover!

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  63. Your Dresden quilt and the landscape for the photo are both beautiful!

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  64. So beautiful!! I love your quilt, the black really makes it pop. I have never made a dresden before (and have never finished a full-sized quilt) but now seeing yours makes me want to!

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  65. I've never made a dresden, but I just bought the ruler--I think it's time to try!

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  66. Lovely Finish Carol. Perfect too for this time of year.

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  67. Beautiful and inspiring project!

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  68. You quilt is beautiful as always!

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  69. Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  70. What an absolutely fabulous Dresden!!! ☺

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  71. What an absolutely fabulous Dresden!!! ☺

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  72. This is a fantastic quilt, Carol! I really love the 3D flaps and the central hearts.

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  73. Your dresden heart quilt is really beautiful Carol!

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