Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Big Reveal

Do not adjust your monitor, yes, I have had my blog revamped.  So not only is that being revealed today, so it my secret sewing project.


Here's the story.  I saw a project posted on Bumble Beans site back in the fall.  In January, Carol, from Fabrics Etc and I were tossing around ideas and I remembered how fun Vic's project was. We wandered and pondered and ended up with dots instead of stripes.  I emailed Vic to find out a few details of her piece and she informed me she was sworn to secrecy because it was being published.  Great for her, not for me.  We loved it so much, I went ahead and made my own version, but I promised I would not publish any pictures or hang the piece up until the magazine went live!

Well, check out your AP and Q June edition.  Here it is, and if you are in Bellingham, or close by, I'm going to be teaching this project on Sat. April 27th at Fabric Etc.

Victoria went wild with stripes, and I am calling my version, Dotty Dresdens.  This is a fun project, and the dotted fabric was a border print.  I was able to use the center of the yardage for the backgrounds, so nothing went to waste on this.  Oh and how I'm loving Vic's new fabric line, it too, has a glorious border print that would be fabulous for this same design.

So I hope you enjoy my version, I've been busting to share it with you all.  I never would have chose these fabrics but now that it's finished, I LOVE the green and grey combo.  The colors give a fresh twist to an old pattern. But be warned, use of a Dresden template can become addictive.


The daffodils are blooming, my miniature tulips are busting out, the cherry trees are bursting into a riot of color.  Enjoy your Easter weekend,

Sharon
ps, is my blog too busy with the sides done with a quilt?  Please let me know, as everyone's monitor will look a little different.

16 comments:

Miriam said...

Congratulations on a very pretty quilt.

I love the quilt pattern on your blog border.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Love the grey and green dots too! So much fun!!! I just love it! lovely feathers in the borders! ;-)

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Vickie said...

That is a fabulous quilt! Your blog design is very refreshing. Very easy to read. I wouldn't change a thing.

Vickie

liz said...

I love the revamp. Great quilt, maybe it will inspire someone. The dresden quilt is so pretty and clever too. Well done on all counts!

Mimi said...

Love, love, love the quilt and the new blog look is great too. I am thinking I may have to make one of these quilts, too. Great job.

Lori said...

I like your blog do-over. It looks awesome and I recognize that beautiful quilt!!

What a fun quilt you made and how exciting you'll be teaching it!

Brandie said...

I love it ! That fabric is perfect and so is everything about this quilt!

Janet O. said...

Wow, this quilt really pops! Gorgeous! And I love how your quilting enhances it. Do you just wing it on the feathers or do you draw or quilt a spine to follow?

Nancy said...

Love the Dresdens and great quilting as always.
Pretty new blog layout I especially like the header.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your dresdan quilt turned out beautiful!
Great new blog look too - love the quilty borders!

Karen said...

I like all the quilts in your header. Everything looks so good the way things are laid out. Fancy, fancy!

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations!! Gorgeous quilt!! Great minds think alike! Your new blog look is fun too.

Tonya Alexander said...

Looks great Sharon and love the Dresden project! Good job!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Just saw your new blog look comment! Darling...and Love how you used that polka dot fabric...NEVER would I have imagined this is what you'd use it for! It's perfect!

Candace said...

Wonderful quilt, Sharon! Great use of color, too!
Cheers!