I hope you've been enjoying every stop on this inspiring blog hop. I've been amazed to see just how versatile this traditional block is.
Huge thank you's to cheerleader Christine and head cheerleader,
Madame Samm, for all their work behind the scenes that make these hops possible. Brilliantly done, ladies!
I decided to try a few different ideas for my own "Dare to Dresden" project. I made a huge dresden (it's 38" in diameter! :o)...to serve as a table cloth on our kitchen table.
I made blades using 8 different fabrics combined with blades using quilter's linen. Then I took my scraps from cutting out those blades, pieced them together and inserted them randomly into some quilter's linen blades.
|Loving that stripey binding... even if it was more work to make sure I matched those stripes when piecing it! lol|
I also thought it would be more interesting to play around with the grouping of my blades - in some places I put 3 blades made from strips together, interspersed with scrappy blades. My idea was to make your eye keep moving and not find the layout too predictable. Do you think I accomplished that? lol...
Here's a collage where you can see my scrappy blades better as well the texture I achieved by using wavy line quilting.
I had so much fun creating my kitchen table dresden and it really perks the room up with those happy colours. Hopefully my project will inspire you to "Dare to Dresden"!
Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again. Now please go say hello to these lovely ladies who are also sharing their dresdens with us today...
January 30th, 2013
Charlotte H @ “that Other Blog”
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