Friday, September 7, 2012

Modern Dresdens

Fabulous fabrics from Joel Dewberry, a traditional block using the EZ Dresden ruler = a great little table topper.



8" Dresden wedges on an 18" block with 3" borders;  Table Topper, 24" x 24".  See my block TUTORIAL from earlier this summer.

Oooh, I love mitered borders.  TUTORIAL  VIDEO 
 
Be sure to go see all the terrific entries in the EZ Dresden Challenge and virtual quilt show hosted HERE at the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild:  Small/Mini, Traditional, Innovative.
 
 
Amy's Creative SideSeptember is National Sewing Month.  Finishing this topper was also my goal for Amy's One Thing, One Week challenge.  Good motivation!

Quilters around the world seem to like this too.  See their comments HERE.

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27 comments:

shannon said...

pretty!!!

Needled Mom said...

Very pretty and the quilting is fabulous!

The Slow Quilter said...

I love this quilt, it is pretty the fabric make it pop along with the color. When I first saw it, you could not tell it was a dresden, the quilting on it is faboulous.

Angie said...

The movement in this piece is fabulous with the quilting that you did. Love love love it!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous! I love that the quilting and fabric make it look 3D!

Barbie Mills said...

This is just beautiful, and I love the way you quilted the Dresden. Gorgeous. Too bad technical difficulties prevented you from entering! Boo!

Linda said...

You made such beautiful use of fabric! Gorgeous!

Katherine said...

OH, what a gem this tabletopper is! I love dresdens and yours is absolutely gorgeous, Deonn. Yes, I think I'm going sew today, after being so inspired!

Pauline said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

so very beautiful, and I love your quilting!!!
Liebe Grüße
Bente

ShirleyC said...

That is incredible! Oh my, just stunning!

Nadine said...

Gorgeous quilt. I am really impressed. I wish I could quilt like that.

Michele said...

Wow, just wow. I just bought an EZ Dresden ruler last week and can't wait to try it out.

KatieQ said...

When I first looked at this fabulous pillow I thought, "That doesn't look like the blades the EZ Dresden plate ruler makes." Then I realized that your quilting had totally transformed the look. It really makes the blades look less angular and more rounded. I just love your pillow. Thanks for sharing.

VickiT said...

OH MY GOSH! Deonn ~ That is absolutely gorgeous.

Grammasheri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the quilting...thought at first glance that it was a giant dahlia block. You used the fabrics to perfection and it is so delightful to look at!

sukie said...

love love LOVE THIS!!!

Tanya said...

I love this, and that quilting is awesome. And, I hope you know I was just kidding on Saturday! It was awesome to see you!

cindi said...

the quilting on this is fabulous. it totally transforms the look of the dresden. wanna give any hints as to how you did this?
cindi

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Cindi, I used a curved ruler to quilt this on my longarm. I used the seams on the dresden at the base of the wedges to gage where I started the arc, quilting to the top of the seamline two wedges away, and back down to the base, another two wedges away. I continued until it met up with the beginning stitches, then moved over one wedge and quilted another series. Easy to do on a longarm or home machine. If you don't have a longarm, you could mark the curves with a large plate or pan lid, then stitch.

Rosa said...

The quilting is absolutely beautiful.Love the dresden, the fabrics,design..spectacular!!

Unknown said...

Wow the quilting makes this so special- I have never seen a dresden like it, it's amazing!

Marie said...

WOW! That is just spectacular! Such beautiful work and the colours couldn't be more appropriate.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Wow!!! Your combination of colors and quilting make this a beautiful and very modern dresden! When I saw your first photo I actually thought it was a giant dresden for your bed! Thanks for sharing!

Aletta said...

That is so pretty! The quilting is gorgeous. I have never seen that before on a dresden. I love it!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very pretty!

SIMPLESEW said...

This is out of this world. Beautiful.