Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dare to Dresden Blog Hop

Let's just say when the opportunity arose to join in the Dare to Dresden Hop, I absolutely jumped at the chance.  I began quilting a little less than a year ago and the Dresden was the second project that I had ever tried.  I have been enamored with them ever since.  Here are two that I have finished in my quilty year. 


Both are pretty traditional Dresdens, but I always consider these hops a growth moment.  To push you to try something completely different than anything that you have done before.  I have never tried anything Modern, or used just solid colors.  I love the look, but it is a little intimidating.  There was no time but the present to test it out. 
And this is what I came up with.....




Definitely, nothing like I have ever done before. It is a nice sized table runner.  I used Dresdens as the border and of course in the center of the runner. 



So, now I just love the Dresden a bit more.  It is such a versatile, fun design that you can do so much with. (Yes, sometimes I dream about them)








 Now,  to get hopping on to the other participants of the day.
I can't wait to see all of their great Dresden designs and the hoppers in the days to come.

January 24th, 2013
 
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108 comments:

  1. Joyful! This colorful quilt will brighten any table. I really enjoy your unique take on this pattern. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  2. Wow - I know how long all that straight line quilting takes! Just love your use of the dresden for this lovely runner.

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  3. Your Dresden table runner is fabulous! Hard to believe you are new to quilting. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. You did very well at making a modern quilt! Love the Dresdens in the border! At first I thought they looked like they fell out of the middle. But now I am not so sure.... Love it! K-

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  5. Oooh its lovely - so bright and vibrant bet it brightens up your table a treat! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Those are some CRAZY dresdens! Love them ;)

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  7. So much inspiration! Love it, thank you so much for sharing it!

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  8. What a great take on the Dresden, it looks so bright and fresh - fabulous table runner, thank you for sharing.

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  9. I LOVE your Dresden!!! Amazing how the "modern" take on it just brings the design to a whole new level! This would be the only kind of Dresden I would consider making - totally FABULOUS!!!!!

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  10. I love your table runner, so bright and cheery! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  11. Fabulous! I love your dresden runner - my favourite project so far!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  12. I like your modern table runner! The colors are sure to bring a smile. The pillow on the left has a fascinating Dresden - just love it!

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  13. LOVE the modern spin you put on the dresden. Very nice job! I may have to try something like that. They are a lot mor versatile than I first thought.

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  14. I am so glad your opened up when I left a comment...otherwise i would not be thrown back by the beauty of this dresden runner..holy cow, you ladies are amazing....downright inspiring

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

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  16. Glad I saw that "more" link. That modern take on the Dresdens is breathtaking! Something my adult daughters would LOVE! Just glorious and quilted so beautifully! Kudos to you!!

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  17. Wow!!! This looks amazing. Never in a million years would I have thought to do this with Dresdens. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. Beautiful, bright runner! Love it!

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  19. What a happy project! It reminds me of a colorful Ferris wheel.

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  20. OH My... That Just popped right out at me after I clicked on Read More and WHAT A Wonderful Wonderful Take on the Dresden! I love the pillows, but your Runner is Goregous! Thank you so much for participating and Enjoy the rest of the HOP :)

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  21. Amy, I just love what you've done! (I'm really into Non-traditonal myself!) Great job on this!

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  22. I almost missed the "Read More" as it is such tiny font.. So glad I read the comments above where mine was going. LOVE that tablerunner...

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  23. Wow, I LOVE the way that non-traditional Dresden turned out. Fabulous!

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  24. Solids & Brights! What an awesome combination!

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  25. Love your modern take on the Dresden...your colors have me spinning!

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  26. The pink one really fools your eye, it is quite interesting. Great work! If you just started quilting a year ago, I have some work to do to catch up to you, I started longer ago than that.. I best get to work!!

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  27. Love them,so original.Fabulous!

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  28. Amy!! I really like your pillows...never seen the first version; I like it!

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  29. What a fun table runner - you did an excellent job and I love it.

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  30. Amy I am impressed. You did a fantastic job. I love the colors you chose. They definitely pop.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Love the quilting in this, great work!!

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  32. And your quilt growth is very inspiring - isn't this what it is all about? Thank you for inspiring from Judy C

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  33. Nice modern looking runner. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  34. Wow! Your table runner is amazing. I love the blades on the ends and the straight line quilting.

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  35. The WOW factor is stratospheric- LOVE these!

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  36. Beleza de almofadas,acho que uma soneca faria bem para "elas"...Seguidora nova GFC 333 e E-mailtambém.Parabéns.

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  37. That modern dresden is just fantastic! I haven't done any modern solid stuff either and I have been quilting, since I was a teenager, so let's just say a longggggg time. It was the Amish quilts that used all solid colors and I never made an Amish quilt either. But now you got me thinking about solid fabrics.....

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  38. A daring Dresden to be sure! Love the colors you used, this really pops!

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  39. That looks fabulous! This is a wonderful piece.

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  40. Rosemary B here:
    YIKES! I love yours. I love your beginner ones and your recent project is just lovely-- really colorful and fantastic!

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  41. I love your pillows and your table runner is just gorgeous!!

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  42. I love the bright colors and the imagination you showed creating this - beautiful! blessings, marlene

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  43. Beautiful pillows. I just love the fabrics that you choose for your topper. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  44. Your table runner is wonderful Amy, such a great spin on the Dresden block!

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  45. I love your verision and quilting on this dresden.

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  46. Ooh, I love your fractured Dresden plate! Pieceing some of your background fabric into the wedges was a stroke of genius, and the bright, saturated solids are just plain happy-looking. :-)

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  47. Love your spin on the dresden. It's so fun and happy, glad I found you thru the hop.

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  48. Your modern dresden turned out really cute. Love the colors.

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  49. Oh WOW! I love Dresdens and this one is so different and unique. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Great job! I love how adventurous you are as a relatively new quilter.

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  51. So colourful and inspiring! Keep smiling.

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  52. Hi Amy you did an incredible job of moving out of the traditional box. Loved the runner just perfect.

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  53. YOU ARE A FULL MILITARY FORCE OF QUILTING. GF, THIS IS FAB !!

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  54. Your pillow are so pretty and the runner is awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  55. Very nice! I love the runner... so modern and giving me more ideas!

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  56. Happy colours make a beautiful tablerunner! Love those dresdens, Amy.

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  57. Oh how fun!!

    Great job on your "dare" =)

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  58. Hi Amy,
    thanks for sharing. The cushions are beautiful and your modern tablerunner is stunning.
    Bente

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  59. I LOVE the modern spin (hahah, mind the pun) you put on the plates - beautiful! Adding to my idea list, thanks!!!

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  60. Thanks Amy, I am so glad I got to see your work! I loved the tablerunner. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  61. Way to go on trying out a modern design....it looks fabulous! I really like how you used the dresdens on the ends. Nice work.

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  62. Lovely Amy,
    the colors are so cheery! thanks for sharing!
    Cheers
    maggie

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  63. Well Amy, I have to say you have done an incredibly wonderful job in your first year of quilting. These are so fun! I'm happy to share this day with you.
    Hugs!

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  64. So bright and cheerful and very modern , great job , I love it !

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  65. I wasn't thinking of Dresdens as being modern, but you proved me wrong. Your table runner looks fabulous!

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  66. Well, I tell you Amy, I am going to dream about your runner. I LOVE it!!!

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  67. Very interesting! The more I look at it, the more I like it!

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  68. Love the bright colors! Thanks for shaing.

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  69. You surprised me with this design...very modern and unique. I would have never thought of this design. great inspiration since I'm not very modern but I really like your modern design
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  70. Wow. This is awesome. I love it. Modern but more...strappy but not really. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. It's entirely "incredible" that you've only been quilting for a year!!! Your runner is stunning and I love the modern approach to using the dresden.

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  72. I love your projects--the table runner is wonderful--quilting is great!

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  73. That is a runner that would totally be my style...love it! A little funky and cool. :O)

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  74. Awesome! I just love the colors you've used in the runner. What a great runner for summer.

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  75. Amy, what a fun table runner...luv it. The traditional Dresden blade goes modern...great job. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your creativity with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  76. I like the modern version of the Dresden. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Amy, truthfully, I had to look at that twice...it looked like you had quilted it in circles! Now that was COOL!
    Great Job!

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  78. Nice work, Amy!! Love your table runner especially. So COOL!

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  79. Great modern design! Colors work well together.

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  80. Clever design; you can see the dresden in the close up showing the quilting.

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  81. Oh yes! Very modern, very cool! Great job!

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  82. Wow! Growing up in small farming communities, it reminds me an old fashioned windmill but with a definite modern spin! Well done.

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  83. Love the table runner in the brights and white! Stunning!

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  84. Oh - very cool how the colors pop out of your design. Quilting looks great too. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  85. Im loving your modern dresdens!! Im a follower now thanks to the hop!

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  86. Your works are beautiful...love your dresden runner.

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  87. Beautiful. I love the bright solid colours.

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  88. I love the pillows and your table runner is gorgeous! I love the color selections and your quilting! It's fantastic! Wonderful job! Thanks for participating!

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  89. Nice cheerful choice of colors for your table runner. I am amazed that you consider yourself a "beginner." An amazing job. Your pillows are well done, too. Thank you for participating in the hops and sharing your creativity.

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  90. I dream about Dresdens, too! I love them. What you created is amazing. Well done!!

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  91. your traditional dresdens are nice, but your modern dresden is just fab!

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  92. Hi!!! I am going to be dreaming about your dresden!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Amazing!!!! Stunning!!! Love what you came up with!!! Thank You

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  93. Very cool runner! I like how you broke out of the box! :)

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  94. Thanks so much for coming by and visiting our blog and sharing your awesome project. Come by again and link up some more awesome projects in our Saturday Showcase again next week!

    Have a good week!
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/02/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-18/

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  95. I love the pretty colors! I am definitely pinning this. thanks for sharing!

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