Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dare to Dresden...

Yes, Madame Samm has done it again, she's motivated quilters from around the globe to stir up those creative juices, inspire one another and has even rounded up some goodies to giveaway for this terrific blog hop (check it out at SewWeQuilt.com).  

Christine over at Quilt Monster in My Closet ←(see full schedule) has organized over 100 quilters for this "Sew & Tell" showcase - here's mine!



Oooh, I love traditional blocks with a little non-traditional spin to them...  


Made of little wedges stitched together to form a circular design, a Dresden Plate, as it was commonly called, gained its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s.  

Here's how I made my sample using an EZDresden ruler.

Cut out 10 wedges (20 = a full circle):   

Lay them out in an order you like:

Fold the top edge of each wedge in half, right sides together, and chain-stitch:

Press seams open:

Turn right side out to form points:

Press:

 Stitch wedges together into pairs, then stitch the pairs together:

 Applique' to an 18" background piece:
I used this half-dresden in black & white as a study
for a turned-edge applique' TUTORIAL ←(see here).
It's on my 2013 UFO list to finish.  What do you think?
A center block for a Round Robin exchange?  A Pillow?  A Wallhanging?
Maybe I'll get it done by the end of this hop!!

Check out Mdm. Samm's Pinterest collection to see more daring, creative, innovative, stunning, beautiful dresdens!

Happy Quilting!!

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109 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Black and white just pop and love the citrus circles for fun play.

Scrapatches said...

Love your use of black and white and yellow. The layout is very eye catching. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Judy B said...

Love your color choice! I think it would make a fabulous wall hanging.

Kristy said...

Love the black and whites! Great center for a medallion quilt too! K-

CathyC said...

Oooh, lovely ;-)

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I love the black and white plates and then the yellow circles. Thanks for sharing.

Nati said...

Love your back and white prints and the dresden looks fantastic!

Theresa said...

Love the black and white, very eye catching indeed.

quiltma said...

I love the black and white. I have a black and white and a red and white quilt on my to do list. Thanks for sharing

Farm Quilter said...

I love the black and white! And your tan bubbles are a great unexpected design element that lift your Dresden from ordinary to extraordinary!!! I hope you finish it cuz it is great!!

Sheila said...

I just love the B&W fabric. The little splash of yellow/gold just makes it. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Gill said...

I love the dresden in black and white - stunning!
Thank you for sharing!

Catskill Quilter said...

I really like your color scheme, and the addition of the gold circles is stunning!

charlotte said...

Love the black and white with the spot of color. Very pretty. Thanks Deonn

Ale jc said...

ohhh and such good tips Deonn...and your dresden is picture perfect..the colors are welll those are my colors....love it love it love it

Betsy said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

Die Butjenterin Abschnitt said...

Your Dreden Plate is beautiful.

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness I love this...I love black white and yellow together it is allways a winning combination in my book. I have always wanted to attempt the Dresden
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Jeanie said...

This is just fabulous! I'd make it into a wallhanging with a little border added. It's simple, yet very interesting....great job!

Patricia said...

Black and white shows off the design so well!

Christine L said...

What a FABULOUS mini Quilt! That is going to look fantastic on your wall! Thank you for participating in the Hop. Hugs!

Mommarock said...

Oh my gosh! This is SO creative and so beautiful!! I love it!!

gpc said...

It's beautiful -- I didn't join the hop, but I bought the ruler because I knew that creative people like you would help me figure out how it's done! Thanks.

Stacey Napier said...

I also joined the Dare to Dresden and discovered the ruler, which is amazing! Great job on your mini - love the colors!

Linda said...

How fun that you also chose to add circles to your design! They just seem to go together, right? Beautiful quilt!

Thearica said...

ahhhh black and white with a little yellow for joy. Love it!

Sowing Stitches said...

I love the whimsical nature of your block...reminds me of the night sky

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great colors....nice spin on it!

Kate said...

Love what you did!

Rosa said...

love your black and white fabrics and your dresden is just super cute!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love black and white anything! The little circles above the Dresden gives a nice effect

KaHolly said...

What fun!! Who would have thought that such a traditional pattern could be so versatile?

Barb Neiwert said...

Your block turned out lovely! Looks like it would make a great pillow.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns milhões de vezes!!!Isto sim é CRIATIVIDADE.Beijos e Bençãos.

Kristen King said...

Very striking in the black and white and I love the use of yellow! :)

JudyCinNC said...

Your creation is very beautiful and inspiring with the yellow/gold circles. Thanks from Judy C

Angie said...

Wow, this is GORGEous---absolutely love it---the colors, the 'bubbles' just awesome :)

krislovesfabric said...

Love the contrast in the B&W's...this is so pretty!

Patty said...

Oh I like the black and yellow. So Pretty. I love dresdens, and am seeing lots of ways to use them.

JudyC said...

Very, Very, Very interesting. Love the colors and the modern look!!

Vicki H said...

I love the black and white color choices. Thanks for sharing.
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Agnes B. Bullock said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tips too-

sew.darn.quilt said...

Stunning piece :)

Vickie said...

Great modern take on a traditional pattern!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Love your black and white fabrics. Nice block with the added gold circles.

Kathy said...

LOVE your black/white with the gold/yellow! Very eye-catching. I've never made a Dresden so I appreciate your instructions!

Lisa said...

I love black and white quilts and this one with a POP of yellow! Heavenly!

Calicojoan said...

This is just too cool!

Sandra Kaye said...

Very Nice!! Love the color scheme !! Thanks for sharing!!

Needled Mom said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love the yellow circles and with the B&W it make a stunning piece.

Sallie said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Rosemary B here: Oh I love this. Thank you for sharing the how to. I am learning so much from all of you pros!
I think you should make a wall hanging or a table cover, love the colors
thank you for sharing your creativity

Ariane said...

I love your block!! It looks amazing!!

Jane's Quilting said...

OMG...this is my favorite of the day. It is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I never thought about black and white - it's gorgeous! blessings, marlene

Diann said...

This is wonderful. I love the colors and I love the added applique circles. A winner!

Joyce Carter said...

Love the black and white! The yellow added to it makes it very stricking. Thanks for sharing.

The Slow Quilter said...

Oh my!! was the first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw your block. One thing I love using black and white, I love the lay out and the gold circles.

suemac said...

I like the half dresden in black and white. Love the pops of color. It would make a cute pillow.

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

A great color combo. Wonderful idea you have created. Keep Smiling.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Cute project. Nice twist on tradition!

sandra said...

Love love the polka dots and black and white with a spot of yellow. Thanks for the little tut.

SIMPLESEW said...

*&^%$%^$*^&%)*_)*(&)&SUPER DUPER GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your fabric choice and your twist on a traditional block, Thanks for sharing

Kim West said...

I love the black and white prints. Also your setting is awesome! I love seeing all the non-traditional settings of the dresdens from this hop!

Mary Ann said...

Like the black and white prints alot

Julie said...

Love your method! Your project is just perfectly inspiring!

Katherine said...

Oh, love your B/W dredens, Deonn! So striking.

Day before Michelle said...

Personally, I would probably frame it! It's so striking, I just want to keep looking at it!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hello Deonn,
your dresdens ist gorgeous, great fabric choice.
The dresden sun attracts the planets, wonderful idea!
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Lou said...

Love the black and yellow!!!!!!!

Lyn said...

I really loved your black and white with just a touch of the yellow. Very creative. Thanks for being part of the hop.

✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

Oooh! Beautiful! Reminds me of a starry night for some reason - I love the black and whites!

MoeWest said...

Very nice! I think black and white is so striking and I like the pop of yellow that you added.

Sheila said...

A great modern twist to a traditional block , love it !

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Love the colors! Fresh, modern, fun!
I'm happy to be sharing this day with you.
Hugs!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Deonn, I love black and white it is so striking especially with the splash of yellow!

Debbie Kelly said...

How cute!!!! I love black and white and the dots are so cute love it love it love it!!!!!
Debbie Kelly http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com

Gmama Jane said...

Can't beat a Black 7 White color combo with a POP of another color. Love it
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Just Quilt It said...

Lovely!

Quilt n Queen said...

Gorgeous...modern...and fun a quilt Deonn! Luv, luv the yellow spots. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your creativity with us today! Happy stitching, Pauline

Pamela said...

Your Dresden turned out great. Love your colors and fabrics. Very modern. Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Your dresden is absolutely stunning. I love the mostly black and white aspect of it and then the touch of yellow makes it pop.

VickiT said...

Just beautiful Deonn! Great color choices for your fabrics. So pretty.

Carol S. said...

This is so stunning and beautiful! I love the colors and the non-traditional spin you put on it. Very nice!

Deb said...

Love your Dresden.
Great job.

Unknown said...

I love the way you explain how you did the dresden. It made it look simple. It would make into a very pretty wall hanging. Thanks for sharing.

Lana said...

I loved seeing your way of making the Dresden...Yay! That means I did it right!
Your pattern is so original. I really like it!

Kathy H said...

Thanks for showing how to make the Dresden. Turned out beautiful.

DeAnna said...

Love the three color choices. Sometimes less color combinations are more striking. Great job!

lefuntz said...

Love those black and white fabrics.

Nancy in IN said...

Creative. Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Love it. And yes it would be a great center block for a round robin. I'm already thinking about what I would add to it if I had the opportunity.

Vesuviusmama said...

Very cool! It looks like the circles are bubbles rising.

Linda C said...

Love the black and white fabrics you used along with the golden dots you applied!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the black and white. I'm a big fan of black/white/red, but I think I may be converted to black/white/yellow. Pretty!

Simone said...

Love your design! Very nice the way the center seems to float around. I have never made a dresden so I appreciate you including the steps. Thanks for sharing!

Cathy's Chatter said...

Very clever, I love black and whites! Thanks for sharing

evelyn said...

Sunrise or sunset-either way this is a very beautiful and unique Dresden. Love the added touch of yellow.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sew cute and fun!

Gina Loomis said...

Beautiful! I love the black and white with yellow.. fantastic! Thanks for participating!

Suze said...

The gold bubbles make the Dresden very classy. I had an aha moment. I hadn't thought to chain piece the strips. Oh, my! I am slow sometimes. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Whatever you decide to do with the block will be perfect.

Also, I've been looking for a name tag for guild and I think the balloon just may be the answer.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Love the floating bubbles!

Wendy said...

love your modern dresden. Thanks for showing us how the points are done, I never knew how!

carla said...

Hi!!! Love the up close pics!!! Very pretty!!! Love the black white and yellow!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Leah said...

Stuning, love the black and white with a pop of yellow.

Ellie Q said...

Great color palette! I love the black and white blades and the floating yellow circles!

Karrie said...

I love the black/white/yellow color combo! It looks awesome. Thanks for the tutorial also. I can't wait to start making dresdens. I definitely inspired to do so now!

Teresa Quilts said...

I love black, white, and yellow together. I just purchased myself a EZDresden ruler. I can't wait to try them.