Sunday, September 8, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block For The Blog Hop Is A Dresden

It's happening this week! The "My Favorite Quilt Block" blog hop will last all week and
thanks to Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks, it will be so fun. You rock my world, Carla!

My favorite block is a Dresden, though there was a time that I called it a "Dreaded Dresden"
because it looked so scary to make. Once I learned it wasn't hard to sew, I was in love. 
One of my favorite versions is the Sunburst Dresden by Missouri Star Quilt Company.
It adds a little flare to a regular Dresden making it a bit more fun. I've created my own 
version and sizes for several quilts, which is easy once you know how to make a Dresden.


I love those little sunbursts!



The fabrics were fat quarters I bought on sale at Quilted Works. 
The rest of the fabrics were gathered from my stash.


Here's the video on making Jenny's version


Here's a few of my Dresden quilts (just to show I really do love a Dresden!)







This was my first Dresden


This was my second one...kind of scary embroidery on it, but I still love it.



You just have to check out these amazing "My Favorite Quilt Block" bloggers!

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Thanks for stopping by to see my favorite block!

51 comments:

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your Dresdens, all of them are lovely. That is one thing I have never tried. Thanks for sharing

Danice G said...

Your dresden quilts are gorgeous! I especially love the blue and brown one.

Carol said...

The blues and browns in your new dresden are lovely! I like the MSQC Dresden Sunburst too. After seeing all your dresdens, I'm putting one back on my list for things to make. So pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Leah said...

Beautiful! I love the starbust! Dresdens are such a fun block!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love your dresdens especially with the starburst!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Dresden quilts are all beautiful! I've never tried it, but you're inspiring me to!

Carla said...

Gorgeous. This is over the top, my friend. My mind is blown. Thank you for starting us off with a bang!

Allison said...

Love your quilts, particularly the one for Halloween!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your Dresdens are awesome. Great grouping of quilts!

Patricia said...

Beautiful quilts. I have wanted to make a Dresdens quilt but looks scary.

tink's mom said...

I still think of the Dresden as dreaded. Your beautiful examples may push me to giving it another try. Beautiful pieces. Really love the Halloween one.

Danette said...

I have not made a Dresden plate, but I do have a pattern to sew a table runner. I need to get it out and sew it. Your quilts are lovely!

Kathleen said...

Great dresden block quilts! I do have to say the halloween house/village one is a favorite!

works4me said...

Your Dresden quilts are great. The Sunburst is so different, and that is what draws me to it. Of course, for some strange reason my favourite is the Halloween neighbourhood. ;)

Great start to the hop.

Needled Mom said...

Your Dresdens are all so pretty. The variation of the Sunburst pattern is so interesting and beautiful.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

All of your quilts are fantastic Carol
I love dresdens too.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Wow, you've made a dreaded dresden turn into Fantastic! They all look fabulous!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Love all your Dresdens, especially the Halloween Neighborhood one. I have a neighborhood one I need to finish! I have made a few Dresden Plates myself and love them too.

Heide said...

Love the Dresden!

QuiltShopGal said...

Oh Carol, what a stunning quilt. Honestly, this is the most beautiful Dresden quilt I've ever seen.

Britt-Inger said...

I love Dresden blocks too.And you have made several beautiful projects with Dresdens. I love your Dresden quilt.

Scrapatches said...

Gorgeous quilts. I love a Dresden, too. This is a great way to start of this hop. Thank you ... :) Pat

ShirleyC said...

I love Dresdens! Lots of inspiration here!

For the love of geese said...

All are so pretty. A Dresden is one I have never made, perhaps it's time. See you next month for your hop.

linda said...

LOVE DRESDENS TOO!THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PROJECTS!

Brandy said...

Dresdens are such a versatile block! I love the Halloween houses and the flowers. A dresden quilt that I adore is one that Eleanor Burns shows where they made sunflowers and sashed them with black and white and that is on my list to make. Thanks for the inspiration!


Brandy

Joni said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely dresden quilts. It is such a fun block to make.

Lisa Marie said...

What a lot of great dresden designs you have shown! I enjoyed seeing them all.

Susan said...

Terrific Dresden share - they are all beautiful!

Dix in Canada said...

I love your latest dresden plate quilt. Great color combination. There is a dresden plate project on my to do list for certain now! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

All your Dresdens are lovely, but I really, really, really love the sunbursts! I've never tried a Dresden for the same reason, but it's definitely on my to do list! Thanks for sharing!

Charlene McCain said...

You make it look so easy and I know it's not. Your projects are stunning! I love the Dresden houses. Is there a pattern for that? Maybe I will have to give the "Dreaded Dresden" another try. Thanks, Carol, you are such an inspiration!

Susan said...

They are all wonderful, but the one you made for the hop is amazing. I really like that a lot, and will think about making one. Thanks for the link to Jenny Doan.

Lisa said...

I love dresdens too! Hello

Kathy E. said...

Making a Dresden plate is on my bucket list! Seeing yours reminds me how much I really need to move that up to priority! They look so complicated, but not sure they have to be. Thanks for sharing yours, Carol!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the new Dresden, but your Halloween Houses is my all time favorite.

teachpany said...

Great variety. I like making them, too.

Anna brown said...

Very very nice ty for sharing...I hop to try one soon... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Calicojoan said...

That Dresden is fabulous. I usually don't watch video's (I have no idea why...) but I think I am going to have to on this one. I love the little white blades in your Dresden!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

That is an awesome quilt, Carol! If I had paid attention, I would have known that was your fave. Quite a collection of dresdens you've got there!

BarefootThunder said...

Wonderful dresdens,such a fun design. I've never seen the sunburst, very interesting. I love the Halloween town.
Thanks for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful Dresdens - I'm in the Dreaded Dresdens camp!! I have quilted a few for my dear MIL...does that count??

Nancy D said...

Love your quilt. Now you make me want to finish my dresden quilt.

Janice Holton said...

You really DO love Dresdens! I really enjoyed seeing all the different Dresdens you have made. Even the one with scary embroidery. I really like it, it has CHARACTER!! :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for directing me here from your Frankie post. It was SEW worth the trip! You really DO love Dresdens, don't you? Sure cute quilts!

Marian said...

I also love the Dresden plate Carol, just in it's versatility. I love this project tho, the angles at the bottom really make this block pop, hadn't ever seen that before in this block and it looks really cool. I've been wanting to do that project you have pictures with the houses in the Dresden plate fashion and have the pattern somewhere, I need to try and find it... Thanks for sharing today.

Barb said...

I have made one Dresden Quilt--like the variety you showed!!
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Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow! That's a lot Dresdens!! And no two the same! I like Dresden's too - they are so pretty! Thanks for sharing all that inspiration! xx

Sharon said...

Great quilts! All these years of quilting, and I've never made a Dresden. I don't know why. Perhaps I'll be trying one soon.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

All those great quilts with that amazing block!! you have a very creative eye!

Jan Snell said...

I love what you have done with the Dresden plate. You have used it so creatively and given it an update. Beautiful work!