Monday, January 28, 2013

The Sew We Quilt Dresden Blog Hop

It is time to share what I have been working on in the Sew We Quilt Dresden Blog Hop!

I couldn't wait to make a runner out of some Dresden's out of my the Seaglass color story from my Bella Collection for Blend Fabrics!  I hadn't tried Dresdens in just the aquas and greens in this collection yet...

Whiel rumaging through my rulers I found some Laundry Basket Dresden Templates that inspired the star inserts - I highly recommend them.  They were such fun to play with and I liked the crisp white triangles against the soft prints.









The backgrounds are Patrick Lose prints.  I saved the emerald green Bella print for the border for higher contrast.

Visit all the other blogger's sites to see the pretty Dresdens they have posted!  There is such a wide variety!


January 29th, 2013


Leave me one comment before Thursday the 31st at midnight on this post for the chance to win some Bella fat quarters.  

Happy sewing!
Amanda

117 comments:

Judy B said...

Your Dresden runner is fantastic! The colors are so cool and calming. Thank you for sharing.
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{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I always love your creations! Those white inserts certainly add interest. Thanks for more inspiraiton.

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Beautiful, your fabrics are so pretty - I like the addition of the little triangles very much.

Cecilia said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

quilary said...

That is a lovely variation on the dresden with the extra white points - pretty fabrics too!

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing.

Christine M said...

Your table runner is gorgeous. I just love the fabrics you have used.

Nati said...

Lovely project and lots of very nice stitching... I love it when it looks just right as yours! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Beth said...

I love your choice of colors.

Jane said...

I really like your new fabric line, as well as this project. Thanks!

GranChris said...

I really like it with the inserts, very pretty!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Beautiful fabrics...

Julie said...

I love your Dresden runner you made - love the colors and eveything about it. Thanks

JoyceLM said...

Lovely table runner. Thanks for sharing & the chance to win.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful runner! The colors are so springlike and refreshing! THanks so much!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, that's beautiful! The little fussy cut flower squares are a great addition to the lovely blocks.

Sowing Stitches said...

I like your oversized centers of your Dresdens!

Liz Saum said...

Beautiful! Love the fabrics!

patchouli moon studio said...

Beautiful fabrics. Lovely Dresden runner and your quilting is great too.

Mommarock said...

I was admiring your FMQ on this. I just last night tried it for the first time. I was thrilled to find the right setting for my tension.. YAY!! Step one complete :) I am on my way.. LOL. Okay I have a long way to go to make my hands do what my mind wants them to do and make mine look as beautiful as what I just saw your picture show.. ho hum..it is a shame to waste beautiful fabric in the effort.

Nancy in IN said...

Really, really nice table runner. Love the quilting also.
Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Beautiful runner in such soft feminine colors ,I love it . Thanks for sharing .

Vivian said...

Love the details! I don't normally like the emerald green color but yours looks nice, I may have to reconsider.

mtnquiltr said...

Thanks for a look at a truly lovely table runner. The colours and fabrics are gorgeous. The little white points are perfect!

Dorian said...

What a lovely runner! I love he colors and the star pattern.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This is simply gorgeous- have never seen anything like it before! This is awe inspiring!

Sandra said...

Like the dresdens will have to check out those templates.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Lindo,lindo, lindo!!!!Adorei,parabéns.
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StitchinByTheLake said...

Spring time beauty! That's what I thought when I saw this lovely quilt. blessings, marlene

Linda said...

Your project is just gorgeous, as are your fabrics!
I would love to win some Bella fat quarters to go with the pieces I already have!! I've been having so much fun with them!

Carrie P. said...

Amanda, it is a gorgeous runner.
I have not ever seen the dresdens made that way. Really neat.
thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

Fabulous runner Amanda and the colours are gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing!

B Greene said...

What a gorgeous runner!! I first nticed the design and the beutiful colors, but a close-up look at those great fabrics... swoon!!!! Thanks for the chance to win some FQs!!!!

JudyCinNC said...

Lovely colors and beautiful runner. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win a delightful prize from Judy C

Vicki H said...

Love the tablerunner, such beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

freakadoodles said...

I love the white stars and especially the quilting!

carla said...

Hi!!! Your runner is beautiful!! I love the colors you used!!! Thank You

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very pretty runner, the quilting is wonderful :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful design...and loved the photo of the quilting!

Mimi said...

I love your table runner... the fabric is gorgeous and the quilting perfect!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful runner! Thanks for sharing.

Crazy Amy said...

great table runner! love the colors and the white just makes it all pop. Thank you for sharing.

Catskill Quilter said...

Those colors are so serene, and so happy together!

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning Amanda...WOW great minds think alike. I 'Dared to Dresden' with the same block...love Edyta's Dresden Star block and combined with your Bella fabrics...simply stunning. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I really love the colors you chose for your project. So soft and pretty.

I need those templates! I want to make some dresdens like yours!

Leah said...

Great Dresden. I am loving the extra petal inserts. Beautiful

Theresa said...

Lovely! Your fabric choices are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

What a cute table runner. I love the sort of light beachy color. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with me.

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous and your quilting looks wonderful. The colors are so beautiful.

Nellie Duclos said...

Another dresden star in the sky-stunning! From CA, thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

Lovely! The white really makes the other colors pop. Good job!

Sarah Correa said...

Beautiful!

littlelixie said...

Love the colors and great stitching too.

Just Carol said...

It's a lovely runner and the fabrics are so beautiful...love that stitching, too! :o)

Wendy said...

your runner is gorgeous. The fabrics are fabulous and I love the addition of the white triangles

Tammy said...

Oh my what a gorgeous project. I love those fabrics...Absolutely beautiful and calming colors for sure.. Your blog is new to me. I have signed up to follow you.
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suemac said...

Love the colors in your quilt.

Patty D from NC said...

this is beautiful!

Jane S. said...

The white inserts give a completely different look! I love them. :)

Christine L said...

Love those COLORS! WOW! and your Dresden Stars are amazing!!! Thank you for sharing and for participating in the HOP. Hugs and Happy hoppin'

gpc said...

Beautiful -- love those colors!

DeAnna S. said...

Very pretty. I love your color choices...so fresh looking! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Wow those white star insets look 3D. How cool is that!

Diann said...

Nice runner, so soft and pretty looking.

Kim West said...

what a cute little runner! love the colors!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

lovin your color choices and I am a new follower!

OhioLori said...

Love it!!! Summery colors are Awesome!!

I have been a Follower for quite awhile too, thru GFC. :)

Debbie said...

I love your Dresdens. thanks!

JanesQuilting said...

I like your runner of Dresden's. The fabric is my favorite colors and the quilting is perfect. Thanks for sharing

Amy Campbell said...

Those Dresdens are beautiful and creative.
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Kathy H said...

Your dresdens are so pretty and such gorgeous colors.

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful! I love the colors.Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

Wendy said...

I am loving your table runner! Your fabric choices were wonderful! Just beautiful!

Michele said...

This project is just wonderful. Of course I absolutely love the fabrics that you used.

Char said...

The runner is beautiful and I love the fabric choice!

vicki said...

So pretty! Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Such beautiful quilting! Love it!
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Suze said...

The white triangle inserts make the Dresden pop. I love the fabrics and the white triangles draw the eye to just the little pop of red (or orange) in the fabrics. A great job! The quilting is beautiful and looks great on the solid emerald green backing. The binding looks great with each side. Thank you for participating and the wonderful inspiration.

Julie said...

Such beautifully inspiring colors! Awesome work.

Shari said...

Love the white triangles - great effect. This is a lovely, understated piece - very elegant.

Lou said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

VickiT said...

Just gorgeous Amanda, as always. I really LOVE this one and those fabrics are so pretty too.

Is the Laundry Basket Dresden template different somehow? I attempted to find it, but it doesn't appear to be on her site. I have another one but wondered if there was a difference in using hers instead. Thank you.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Really really pretty. I love the green and blue.
Thank you for sharing today

charlotte said...

Tried to comment this morning but blogger wasn't cooperating. I love your Dresdens. The color is so soothing and the fabric choice is awesome. Love it!

Rosa said...

Your dresden runner is absolutely wonderful.Thanks for sharing!

lefuntz said...

Love the colors. I can see why Edyta's Star Dresdens are so popular. That white sets off the dresden nicely.

S Walker said...

Such a peaceful runner; so cool and refreshing. Wonderful design with the white inserts.

quiltma said...

I love your color choices on your runner.

scottylover said...

So pretty! Love how you alternated the background colors. Makes each block look so different!

Sandy A

Patty said...

I like your Dresden runner. Very pretty.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Love those colors and patterns. May I also say how much I love your quilting style? Echoing the pattern always looks so nice.

LJ said...

It is amazing how those star points have been popping up on the dresdens. I absolutely love the look. Great table topper; thanks, Amanda.

usagypsy said...

I love your dresden runner! The colors and details you did are wonderful! So pretty!

Donna Joy said...

The sea glass colors are so gorgeous, reminds me of the sea. Now this laundry basket dresden template is new to me, sure would like one.
Beautiful table runner glad you shared it.

Sewgirl said...

I like the addition of the star points to the dresden. it really fancies it up! Your did a nice job with your quilting too!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Your site is amazing! Love it :)

The Dresden you did is so pretty - I love it in the table runner style - and your stitching is perfect! Did you FMQ that??

I'm most definitely bookmarking this for future reference!

Fellow Hopper,
Erin

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is just so beautiful. soft, fresh and such pretty colors. Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

I love that color combination and the Dresden Star is beautiful! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

Deborah said...

I love your tablerunner! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I love the dresden stars. I had not seen them before this hop, but I can't wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your colors on your Dresdens! Your border is fabulous!!! Great quilting - thanks for showing close-ups of it!!!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! Your runner is gorgeous! I love the triangles with the dresden, I have not seen that design before. Thanks for sharing with us, just awesome!

Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

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Fran Kingston Dill said...

I love this take on a Dresden, where can I find this pattern? Love your fabric choices too!

Barb said...

What a neat project to make for the Hop. I love the white points which really make the blades stand out.

Charlene S said...

Interesting colors very soothing! I really like the white additions.

BizyStitches said...

lovely color combo

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

your tablerunner is stunning, thanks for sharing.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Michelle May said...

Oh wow! Everything is just gorgeous. Fresh, young and fun!
xx

evelyn said...

Beautiful. I love the soft colours. The sashing prints make it look even more intricate. I have not seen the little white inserts before this blog hop. They really do show off the colours.

Just Quilt It said...

I love your tablerunner. Your quilting is beautiful!

ShirleyC said...

Great colors, and I kind of like that big ole round center! Beautiful!

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Patti Smith said...

I love those sweet and lovely Dresdens. I have yet to attempt them as they intimidate me a bit. Thanks or the chance.

nicolesender said...

What beautiful colors! The table runner is awesome!
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Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Pretty tablerunner. Thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

I love how your quilting accentuated the fabric designs! Awesome! And your version of the Dresden is one of my favorites with the added inserts that make it look like a starburst. So pretty!