Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy Dresden's

Happy sunny Dresden's, machine pieced by Cat & quilted by me. Bamboo batting for warmth.
 Cat gathered her inspiration from this book.....................

Part way through quilting I text Cat & said I had a fun quirky idea for the solid red sashings & asked if she trusted me? She text back YES!!!! Not sure if you can see from the following photo, but I quilted the 'LOVE' around the red sashing & hearts & XX........apparently Cat loves it! Thanks for trusting me. Sometimes I just get an idea.....& I like to run with it, or in this case quilt with it!!

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back of quilt

For the red spot sashings I did wonky layered triangles, I got the inspiration from Angela Walters book, 'Free Motion Quilting'. The pink spot sashings had a treatment of curling ribbon.

Thanks again Cat!


  1. Oh I love it - I just adore red spot anything!! I love the LOVE & hearts quilting around the sashings - how wonderful.
    I really like the kind of "old fashion-ness" of the dresden plate design, one of my favourites :-)

  2. I don't know if I've ever seen Dresdens with such large centers. Maybe it is just the color red that makes these seem more dominant. It is an interesting effect.
    Very clever quilting! : )

  3. Looks like you've been having fun with the quilting! I might have to steal some of your ideas when it (finally) is my turn to quilt my dresden fans... in another couple of years or so!

  4. Very cool, I really like the 'love' quilting, a great idea to personalise a quilt!

  5. Beautiful quilt and quilting, love the red and white and your fun quilting in the borders. Wendy

  6. The back of the quilts always look soo yummy too after you have finished quilting them!
    Love Leanne

  7. I absolutely love love love this
    Thank you so much

  8. Go Cat!! Go Leeanne, Go Dresdens!! Such a cheery quilt. "love" is a fun idea!