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:

Scrapatches said...

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

Susan said...

That's so gorgeous!

Allison CB said...

Cute Dresden!

Anita said...

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

Martina said...

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

Vanda Chittenden said...

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.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

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

Dorian said...

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

Darlington Delights said...

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

Charlotte M. said...

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

Stitchin At Home said...

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

Patty D from NC said...

Beautiful work - as usual!

Vickie said...

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 !

Charlene S said...

Your Dresden doesn't look dreaded to me.

Margaret said...

Love your dresden

krislovesfabric said...

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.

Susan said...

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 ;-)

sewlost said...

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

Myra Plitt said...

Love thepattern pattern and the setting for the outdoor pictures
Myra

LJ said...

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.

Sandra said...

Nice Dresden.

Vicki H said...

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

annmarie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Dresden Love Quilt!

Quilter Beth said...

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.)

Lori Smanski said...

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

Sylvia Anderson said...

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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allthingzsewn said...

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.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

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

sew.darn.quilt said...

What a fun quilt design!

Needled Mom said...

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

RevTrudy said...

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

Rhonda said...

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

Janie said...

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

Annie said...

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.

Elvira said...

¡¡¡¡ Que bonito !!!!

Quilting Tangent said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Renee said...

Great finish!

Arf2-D2 said...

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.

Kathy E. said...

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!

Carol said...

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.)

Calicojoan said...

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.

O'Quilts said...

I love this quilt....wonderful job

Michael Neff said...

Wonderful. I see a Dresden in my future.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

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!

delaineelliott said...

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.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I <3 your Dresden! Cute fabrics too.

Cynthia Knapp said...

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

Linda said...

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

sophie said...

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

Lisa Marie said...

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!

Diana said...

Love your Dresden!

MoeWest said...

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

Donna said...

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

Seacoast Quilter said...

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

G Hubbard said...

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

Sally said...

Lovely Dresden, wonderful heart center!

Marian said...

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!!

rrjane011749 said...

Really love the heart!

Michele T said...

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

Linda Fleming said...

I love your triple-heart Dresden mini quilt!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Carol!

anna brown said...

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

Teatime Creations said...

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

apple blossom said...

Beautiful Dresden love it

Fignie said...

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

Nancy said...

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

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

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

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

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

Createology said...

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...

PK Sews said...

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

Crickets Corner said...

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

Beth said...

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!

lefuntz said...

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!

Marit Johanne said...

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

Ula P said...

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!

VA said...

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

Quiltsmiles said...

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

AlidaP said...

Beautiful and inspiring project!

Lisa said...

You quilt is beautiful as always!

Cecilia said...

Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Kristen King said...

What an absolutely fabulous Dresden!!! ☺

Kristen King said...

What an absolutely fabulous Dresden!!! ☺

Lynette said...

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

Theresa said...

Your dresden heart quilt is really beautiful Carol!