Thursday, September 6, 2012

EZ Dresden Challenge




My Dresden Charity Quilt


The design I planned
Do you ever start out to do something and then you find your path shifting in a different direction.  I have found in life that this usually leads me to good things.

Well, several months ago I read about the EZ Dresden Challenge and I wanted to make a quilt to participate.  I love dresdens; in fact, I used the Darlene Zimmerman's ruler and pattern for my first quilt! (Picture Here) My fist design (Here) was and will be stunning (the red and black one) but for some reason I got distracted with making dresdens to use up my scraps.

I knew right away that this quilt would go to a charity.  (I blogged about it Here) It was such FUN to make and I know that I will make more.  My Mom is working to find 'her' the right home and I hope that it will be a blessing for whoever receives it. For me, the little scraps are symbolic of what might have been thrown away, discarded, considered of no value.  But with a little love, patience, and inspiration,  what was considered lost was found and made beautiful.

What distracted me.  :) 



Mao Mao inspecting my work
Front
Front

Back!  I love patchwork!!







I hope that you find inspiration in your life today!  -Little Mama Hen

14 comments:

  1. Nice work! I love the front and back.

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  2. I've never seen dresdens pieced with the same fabric throughout 1 plate, but I really like it! And your quilting is great!

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  3. Love your quilt.......and I love seeing so many different ideas......the plates look great all one color and the back is magnificent........

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  4. I love the Dresdens - but I love the back too! I'm a sucker for simple patchwork. Especially when done with such pretty fabrics. I do like the way you did the corners of the Dresdens bring the border color all the way up. It looks unique that way.

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  5. I love when a quilt has 2 sides you can use. Someone is going to be very happy.
    Barb@Witsend

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  6. I love those Dresdens and the color selection--the backing--well everything! Just joined that group in SLC are you a member?

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  7. Absolutely adorable!! I am glad Mao Mao thinks so too!! Ilove patchwork too!!

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  8. Your quilts are just beautiful!! Love your choice of fabrics. Just so pretty. Mao Mao thinks so too!

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  9. Love this for so many reasons. Use of Dresdens. Level of effort. Use of fabric. The BACK. And the kitty for scale.

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    1. Thank you Elisa. Dresdens are my favorite. I tried to email you but only your blog shows up. I hope that you receive my very warm thank you. :) I checked out your blog! very cool. I love your Dresden chair cushion! The colors are fab!

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  10. I love what you've done with your Dresden Plates, so fresh! Thanks for dropping by and leaving me such a sweet comment!

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  11. What a lovely Dresden quilt. I absolutely love it.
    If I make another one it will be like yours!

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  12. this is definitely a favorite. the front and back are both lovely and you could flip it for an entire different look.

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  13. this is definitely a favorite. the front and back are both lovely and you could flip it for an entire different look.

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