I Dare to Dresden

1.29.2013

Oh, yes, I do Dare to Dresden

These are a few of the Dresden projects I have made over the years.


Can you tell I love making them? =) When Mdm Samm @ Sew We Quilt announced the Dare To Dresden hop, enthusiastically cheered on by Christine @ Quilt Monster in my Closet, I was all in! 

Seriously, hasn't this been a fun blog hop?! I have loved all the creative ideas the ladies have come up with to spark my imagination. I can't wait to try one or ten. =) 

Of course, you must stop in and see what the rest of the hoppers have to share for today. =)

January 29th, 2013
A Quilting Sheep - You are here!


Here is my contribution for the hop....I hope you like it. =) 

Last summer, there was a Dresden Quilting Challenge going on. When I saw Melissa @ Happy Quilting's contribution she called Double Dresden Delight, I knew I had to give it a try. As soon as I made them, I knew they wanted to be flowers. 


I lost sleep over this quilt. 


I am thrilled with how it turned out. =)


Love the prairie points grass. I was tempted to iron them back flat, but decided grass grows in its own organic way and it was okay to not have perfect grass. 


 I only have one more thing left to do...That is to give the little lady a name. I would love to hear your ideas! What would you name this quilt? 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop. =D


103 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Dresden quilt! Love you prairie point wonky grass. Maybe call it Weeds in my Garden. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful projects, I love your Dresden garden quilt.

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  3. Wow this is fabulous - I love the way you have points on the inner circles and that blue for the background is gorgeous. I would call it Daisy D (the D being for Dresden), love the grass too - I might have to make something similar now! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love the quilt - & the fact that you left it "natural" - the move of the fabric adds a lot to the final look - Awesome ;)

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  5. Awesome quilt Amy! I'm too "sheepish" to venture a name, but I'm sure you'll find the perfect one :*)

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  6. So many gorgeous projects! thanks for sharing it all!

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  7. I love all your projects especially the daisy meadow which reminds me of days spent picking daisies to make a chain when I was a child.

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  8. Sew, sew cute. I love your prairie points too!

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  9. I love your Sassy, Dancing Meadow Flowers! And all your projects. The blue pieced background is creative, and the grass - well, it's dancing, too! The party music is everywhere and they can't help themselves. I knew you'd come up with something happy and bright and colorful! Thanks so much for sharing everything.

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  10. Your quilt is so pretty, love Nicey Jane and the way you made them into flowers, I Love!! All of your dresden's are very pretty!!

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  11. Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing such wonderful eye candy today.

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  12. I just love everything about this quilt! It's just so happy and hopeful of better days to come!

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  13. Love your quilt - so pretty and happy. Names are difficult sometimes...I keep thinking Blowin' in the Breeze or Dancing Dresdens. I can't seem to decide which name I like the best. :)

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  14. Dresdens just want to be flowers don't they?! :)
    Yours are as beautiful as the first blooms of spring.
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. I don't know why but when I look at your quilt all I want to do is sing "It's A Skippity Do-Dah Day!"

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  16. such a beautiful flower quilt. Love it, you sewed a beautiful blanket!

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  17. Lovely Dresden flowers. I like how you pointed the petals at both ends and overlapped them center petals on the center circle.

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  18. Amy this is beautiful...I would call it " Rising within" your colours, the points in the centre...perfection..I remember when I had asked you for a dresden tut and you were new at them...look at you now...wow!

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  19. Wow!!!! Everything is wonderful....but the one you did for the hop is stunning! I would love to get the chance to make one like it sometime. Would that be ok? If I ever get to it that is....lol

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  20. I am swooning over this quilt- loved Melissa Corry's double dresden design too! You simly have to do a tutorial on this-

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  21. Growing happy quilt. It is a very happy quilt. Love the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love the way you did the points around the center. It gives it such a flowery look and is perfect for your beautiful quilt. Love it!

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  23. Your are the Dresden queen, for sure! All of your Dresdens are beautiful! I love the flower quilt the most!

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  24. Your Dresden flower quilt is lovely and cute. I love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  25. Amy this is really beautiful. I love the prairie points and the little points on the inner circles of the flowers. blessings, marlene

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  26. O.M.Goodness this is GORgeous!!! I love everything about it, girl!! And just look at all of the DPs you've made in the past---oh I am in LUV. :D Seriously seriously adore your flowers DP quilt. Excellent job.

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  27. Amy this is soooo adorable!! I just love it. Ilove the pp grass too. What a great quilt.

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  28. Dresdens are fun to make. I have only made one quilt but I would love to make some more dresdens. Love all your projects. I really like the look of the center of your flower dresdens. I am not good with names but for some reason as soon as I saw the flower quilt it reminded me of the poppy field in the Wizard of OZ.

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  29. What a pretty quilt. The old song flitted through my mind"♫ Blue Skys ♫ ♪" And today being Kansas Birthday, they could be sunflowers in the garden. Very pretty

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  30. What beautiful dresden flowers!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Hi!!!! Love your flowers!!! Beautiful!!! A name? Don't pick the posies!!! Not so good with names!!! Beautiful would work!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  32. Amy...you are the Dresden Queen. Luv your 'Summer Flowers'. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing all your Dresden 'eye candy with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  33. Nome????""""JARDIM DO EDÉN""""Não era láo paraiso???PARABÉNS!!!!!!

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  34. What beautiful dresden flowers. LOVE them. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Love your flowers!! I like "Blue Skies Smiling" Those Flowers just make me smile. Thank you for participating. Hugs and Happy Hopping'

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  36. Your quilt is wonderful ! I think flowers are kisses from God, "sew" maybe name it "God's Little Kisses".

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  37. I absolutely love your quilt! Your past dresden projects are wonderful too! I especially love the dresden clock. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. Your work is jaw dropping gorgeous, hon ;)

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  39. A fabulous collection! WOW! Love the flowers, and the 3D effects!

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  40. "Bloom Where You Are Planted" - "Sassy Flowers" - "Flowers with Attitude." Beautiful Dresdens and I can tell you do like making them. Thanks for sharing from Judy C

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  41. oh!!! prairie points and dresdens. My favorites. I love how you handled the centers too, it adds great texture to the flower. I'd name it "Where my Garden Grows". Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Sew cute ... love the prairie points and the fan blade leaves. I was going to say "Dancing Daisies" ... I see someone else said "Dancing Dresdens" ... your pretty flowers do look like they are dancing in the wind. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  43. I like Deby's "Dancing Meadow Flowers". What a happy quilt!

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  44. Stunning flower quilt! I love the colors in it.

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  45. You do love the Dresdens. I love the flowers and the prairie points are such a nice addition. I'm terrible at names...Dancing Plates?

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  46. My jaw dropped. Few quilts actually make my jaw drop, but this one did! Mind if I pin it to my inspiration board?? I totally need to make one! I love the use of the prairie points as the grass! LoveloveLOVE!

    I'd call it "Prairie Petals", but that's just me. :)

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  47. You are a Dresden Expert! Love them all. Reminds me of "A Beautiful Day". Thanks for sharing.

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  48. You have made some gorgeous dresden projects, I particularly love the clock. The quilt is amazing, those prairie points are inspired!

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  49. You have accomplished lots of projects, congrats. "Drive through the Country".

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  50. Your Dresden quilt is wonderful. How about In My Garden for a name? I love the colors.

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  51. All I can say is wow.. wow.. wow..This totally amazes. Each day these projects just keep getting better on teh hop. And today I gotts say yours is my favorite so far hands down....
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. Amy, You are the Queen of Dresdens. Your Dresdens are all beautiful.

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  53. All your Dresdens are beautiful. LOVE your flowers -- I'd give it the name I've claimed as my theme for this year: Best Year Ever!

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  54. WOW!! I love your projects. The clock??? Now who'd a thunk! Your flowers quilt with the prairie points us just so darn fun. I want one too!

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  55. Oh Amy, it is absolutely beautiful!
    Stefanie

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  56. pretty!!! love the inside of the dresdens and the prairie points... prety!

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  57. Your dresdens are all so beautiful Amy!! Especially the flower quilt!! xo Heather

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  58. This beautiful quilt makes me smile. It is so uplifting. Nicely done.

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  59. Love all the Dresden projects you have made...thanks for sharing the pic's!

    My favorite HAS to be your Flowers tho....love, love love it!! Wow...so many name ideas....but thinkin' "Sheep's Meadow" sounds cool! ;)

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  60. Love your projects....sheepishly wonderful!

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  61. So lovely! The clock is one of my favorites, but I have to say I am in love with the dresden flowers! Just beautiful.

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  62. I love that flower quilt! As far as the name goes...don't ask me. I stink at naming quilts. But it is gorgeous!

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  63. Your projects are all so lovely. my favorite, I hate to say is the clock. Thank you for sharing all.

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  64. It is beautiful Amy!!! I love the way you turned the dresden's into flowers and I love the prairie points in the grass. What great creativity!!

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  65. All of your Dresden projects are gorgeous! I love the flowers, too. i am not good at naming things but maybe something simple like A Field Of Flowers. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful projects.

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  66. I think that I'd name it, "The Garden of Dresden".

    This is yummy gorgeous !

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  67. I would call it "Dresdens Toward Heaven." It is absolutely a Godly work. I love your clock, too. All your projects are labors of love. I don't remember the story of sunflowers, but they do turn their Heads toward the sun (Son). Thank you for taking time to first be creative and second take time to participate in the blog hop and share with us to inspire us.

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  68. Awesome quilt! Love the colors you used and the flowers are fantastic. When I saw the quilt I thought of the nursery rhyme that goes...with silver bells, and cockleshells, and pretty maids all in a row. I'd call it "Pretty Maids".

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  69. Rosemary B here: I love your past projects, Amy.
    This current creation of yours is sicko adorable and gorgeous, I am drooling over here. I love the dresden leaves and the grass. All of it is just shockingly cute :-) .... good thing we do not live close. I would confiscate it while you were sleeping hahaha
    I would name your quilt The Perfect Day

    thank you so much for sharing your inspirational creativity!!

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  70. Dresden Field? How does my Dresden Grow? I love the centers of your flowers! The prairie point grass! Dresden blade leaves, And your background! Wow!

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  71. So many wonderful Dresden projects. I love your new one, so creative. My imagination is not working to well about a name but I read a few great ones in the earlier comments.

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  72. You definitely love dresdens! Love the quilt you made for the hop. Its bright and cheerful. Love how you did the grass too. Clevver.
    How 'bout "Reaching for the Sun (Son)"?

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  73. It`s hard to choose only one of your dresdens,love all them.You are very creative.A name?Bouquet

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  74. I love all of your Dresdens you are addicted but that is great. Your last quilt is so adorable with the Bright Dresden Flowers that made me smile.

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  75. Your site is so cute!

    Your Dresden is amazing. And I *love* prairie points - they look beautiful on the quilt! It's a piece of art - you must be so proud of it! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work!

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  76. Your Dresden's are beautiful! I love that technique of finishing the center with the points. I'll have to give that a try next time! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  77. Beautiful! How about Pretty Maids All in a Row? Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Absolutely loved looking at your Dresden creativeness! Thank you for sharing.

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  79. Amy - Your Dresden flowers are so cute - I love how you finished the edges around the middle circles!! Very clever!!

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  80. I love your new contribution to the blog hop, but I want to know more about that dresden block on the top right of your mosaic....is that a real clock? Too cute!

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  81. I love your flower garden!!! Perfect way to use Dresden! The triangles in the center look like rickrack and are so cute!

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  82. A name? Gosh, it's too early in the morning for me to think. Sorry. Love your quilts though. Definitely a worthwhile project.

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  83. I love this. It is exactly the pattern I am looking for! I inherited my mothers stash,along with several mini dresdens we had worked on together. This would be the perfect setting. We also garden together-so Moms Garden would be my name for it. Thank you for sharing.

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  84. I love them all! I especially like your color palette of clear, crisp Spring colors.

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  85. That quilt is wonderful and makes me happy to look at it. I must follow now!

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  86. All your previous projects were quite lovely but the flowers are just over the top quilty goodness. Well done!

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  87. Wow! Boy did you challenge yourself. This Dresden looks HARD! Great job! Cool that it was featured on Mdm. Samm's blog, too. Well deserved praise!

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  88. I love the dresdner blossoms, and every one of your dresden quilts are gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  89. This is awesome! Congrats on being one of the chosen.
    I'd call it Prairie Blossoms.

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  90. Oh, I think this is one of my favorites, so far. I would call it Dancing Sunflowers. It is simply beautiful!

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  91. Oh Amy, That is just beautiful! So bright and fun. thanks for sharing all your wonderful works of art.

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  92. Amy, you have the most gorgeous dresdend projects. Wow. Seriously crushing on more than a couple of them! lol

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  93. This is gorgeous Amy, wow, never seen a dresden like it.

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  94. I just love it...maybe you should call it "My Sheepish Garden." I just looked at Melissa's tutorial...probably not a good idea since I don't need any more projects. Have you thought of publishing this as a pattern? I would love to make one. I did finish the Betsy's Closet quilt top, so a little headway is good.

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  95. I love this quilt! I'm no help with the naming, but applaud your work with the dresden blocks. The double pointed blades in the flowers really adds to the realism.

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  96. Amy, this quilt is so cute. The grass and blue sky are perfect color choices. The little 3-d grass prairie points are so cute, too. The names "Dresden Garden" and "Dresdon Spring" come to mind. If you made this pattern up, you should market it for Etsy!!!!

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