Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Last Day of Dare to Dresden Blog Hop *Tear*!!!

Oh, my gosh!!  Here it is the final day of the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop
and of course, we saved the last for last!!

Thank you so much to Madame Samm
and our most amazing Cheerleader - Christine of
 Quilt Monster in my Closet for such a(n) scary amazing journey!!!!

I have never made a Dresden Plate, so after looking at lots and lots of Dresden Plates, I had to decide ~ Round, pointed or flat!!                 
  




Hard decision, but finally decided round was my fav!!  After deciding round, I had to decide what fabrics to use.  Now, those of you that visit my little blogland frequently know the answer to that . . .
Kaffe, of course!!
And since Kaffe prints are big and bold, here is what I came up with ~


My friend, Janet over at Rogue Quilter was over yesterday while I was working on my Dresden and she said to be sure to take a picture that gave some perspective as to the size of the design.  Here it is hanging on my armoire (the Dresden measures 32" across) ~


Below is a close-up of the multi-colored thread I used to machine buttonhole stitch around each petal and around the center piece.


And this last picture just shows a close-up of each of the 20 petals around the center.


I have to say, I really enjoyed working on this quilt top!!  But I have a problem that I need all your help with - PLEASE!!! I have NO idea on how I should quilt this piece.

So, I am having a
Double Dare to Dresden
Giveaway!!
You have two chances to win:

1.  Leave a comment and if you would like, I would love to have you join me as a "follower."

2.  Give me your opinion on how I should quilt this piece and please be a little on the specific side so I can follow your directions.  To help with your decision, I am going to hang this piece up in my living room - give it a bit of color!!

You can leave your comment and quilting opinion together in one comment or you can send two comments.

I will pick two winners - one will be made by my buddy, Mr. Random Generator, and the second winner will be my choice on how I am going to quilt this fun project.

Here is what each of the winners will receive:


Thank you so much for visiting!! We all hope you have enjoyed this week of Dresden Plate quilts - I know I have!!  Here are the rest of the blogs you will want to visit!!

Lavender Quilts - This is ME!!
Clothes and Crafts

145 comments:

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love these fabrics! I think a simple echo quilting around the dresden would be pere t- would not detract from the WOW factor of the fabrics, but also would not fade into the background either!

Judy B said...

That is a fantastic Dresden, love the fabric and your choice of thread! Maybe quilt it with a loop t loop, nothing to dense. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

Janet O. said...

You crack me up--tearing up over a blog hop. Come on, woman, pull yourself together! *LOL*
And saving the last for last--very funny--ROFL!
You got it finished. Good job! And you used that thread. I think it looks great. Nice "perspective" photo, too.
Quilting, huh? I have no idea. I'm pretty sure that isn't the winning answer. : )

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful! I would think outlining this outward with different colors from the gorgeous fabrics on the white would set off this block well. Maybe hand stitched with perle cotton. JMHO Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I would do an echo quilting with that lovely verigated thread.

Chiska said...

I think echo quilting would look awesome.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your fabrics in your Dresden! If I had this beauty on my longarm, I would do what Angela Walters did on her orange Dresdens at http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com/quilting-portfolio/ or do just the center plume of her plume feather on page 60 of her Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters. Both would allow you to quilt the whole Dresden without stopping! I am a follower and I can't wait to see how you quilt this!!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh this is so lovely - I love the fabrics - no idea how to quilt I'm afraid as I am new to quilting. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

ooh this is absolutely wonderful, love those Kaffe fabrics. I am hopeless at coming up with quilting ideas I'm sorry to say.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I think dresdens really pop when they are echo quilted at 1/4 inch intervals from the inside out. If you pop over to craftsy they have a free course on free motion quilting that shows you step by step how to echo quilt a block!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Beautiful work by the way! I'm a new follower who is glad to have found you through this hop!

Karen said...

This is the same problem I have, how to quilt the lovely top I have made, this takes longer than choosing the fabric! Sorry not to be any help but I'll be interested to see what you decide!

Gill said...

Great dresden!
I'd extend the lines of the blades out to the edge of the piece - does that make sense???
Thanks for sharing!

Nati said...

Great project and fun giveaway. I would say you quilt in the ditch from the center circle out and the continue on the background fabirc, they would be like the sun is shining from the flower! You could even do it in a light yellow!

Madame Samm said...

Your choice is wonderful...and your stitching very good...glad you played with us

charlotte said...

Kaffe makes a wonderful and colorful Dresden. Nice job!

Fiesta said...

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

gtcoursey said...

I am now a follower. I think I'm gonna enjoy your blog.

VickiT said...

What a beautiful Dresden. I have often looked at Kaffe fabrics but haven't bought any of them yet. I think maybe I need to pick some up after seeing this. Your closeup of the stitching is awseome. Great job. I'd love to be able to stitch that well.

I'm afraid the quilting I have no experience in doing, but I do know I've really liked seeing many similar using the echo quilting from the center all the way to the edge.

Deborah said...

This is a lovely quilt - so nice and colourful. I would just hand quilt echo quilt around the dresden using perle cotton in a nice bright colour.

InGa said...

Beautiful Dresen, and what a size!
I think I would echo quilt it..
Thanks for sharing, and I'm a new follower.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I favor Echo Quilting so that is what I would do.
I bacame a follower of your Blog too.

Iraelia Pernas said...

Try echo quiltin since it will certinly go with the design. Will sign in yourblog as follower.

Lynne said...

Lovely! I've been a Kaffe fan ever since he published his first knitting book way back when!

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty Dresden quilt & thanks for the giveaway. I'm a new follower.

JoyceLM said...

I'm pretty new at FMQ, but I love Leah Day's designs. So you might want to try a variation of one of her flower designs, such as #191 Spiral Flower. Thanks again for the giveaway.

Patty C. said...

I am a follower although very new to quilting - I don't think you should follow my advice - lol

Enjoy the Blog Hop ;)

Jeanie said...

Love the kaffe fabrics in your dresdens! Great job!

Kay Eyles said...

This is a gorgeous dresden plate, love the colours as they really pop. i would quilt it very simply. On the blades I would just sew in the ditch along their edges and around the circle of the flower. Outside of the dresden I would go with the outline of the plate and create a ripple effect by doing the design a few times. Thanks for sharing and also the great giveaway.
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StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful dresden! I love the colors and fabric choices. I have a couple of suggestions. One would be to echo the dresden for 2 or 3 times and then grid quilt outside that. Or perhaps instead of grid quilting, quilt some smaller dresdens in that blank space. :) As for the blades just stitch in the ditch so the quilting won't take anything away from the plate itself. blessings, marlene

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is a very nice dresden...I would try to quilt nice large feathers out around the dresden....or large loops of flowers....it will look great
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Sowing Stitches said...

Lovely fabric choices!
For quilting....I would quilt a simple petal shape in the center of each of the blades and swirls in the center circle. Keeping the quilting simple not to distract from the fabric patterns.

Barb said...

Love the colors in your Dresdens! I'd suggest quilting some small circles within the center of the Dresden, leave the blades alone, and then on the background, use a white thread and quilt something light and airy, like large paisleys or just tiny swirls. Even and entire echo quilting of the Dresden would bring the eye right to the focal point. What color will you bind it with? I'm a new follower.

Teresa said...

Since I've never made a Dresden I would be wondering how to quilt it too. Great work and I look forward to seeing the finish.

I'm a follower.

Thearica said...

I love your Kaffe dresden! His fabrics always make a quilt pop!

I saved a copy of your photo to my computer and printed it off. I then drew my ideas on it, scanned it in to my pc and sent it back to you via email. I hope you like my ideas. :)

Ellie Q said...

Love the Kaffe fabrics! And the multicolor thread. How about echo quilting?

Renea said...

Beautiful dresden. Love, love the colors. I would do an overall stipple stitch to really make the dresden stand out. Thanks for the great giveaway.

pinsandneedles said...

YOur quilt is beautiful all done up pretty with Kaffe! Great fabric choice!

pinsandneedles said...

I would echo quilt around the outside of the dresden...it would be beautiful in big stitch quilting.

mtnquiltr said...

I think rounded petals was a great choice, and it looks stunning in the Kaffe fabric!

Linda said...

Very pretty! You can't go wrong with Kaffe fabrics!
I would quilt smaller dresden outlines in the space around the large one, but they would be peaking out (not all full dresdens). (I'm sure that makes no sense at all to you, but I can see it in my mind!)
(I'm a follower.)

Suze said...

I became a follower.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your Dresden and yes I am a Kaffe fan. I think a simple quilting around the plate would be perfect. Thanks for sharing your wonderful Dresden

Suze said...

I have become fond of the echo quilting around the outside and probably stitch in the ditch down the blades since you have a "busy" pattern in some of the blades. You could do a design in the blades, though.

What a nice project and it will add nice color to your home. Thanks for sharing your nice work.

Vivian said...

Very cute quilt. I would also do echo quilting like so many other said, or you can also do a sun pattern going out from the blades like the sun. But I think the echo would look better. :)

JudyCinNC said...

Kaffee Fasset fabrics are so perfect in this Dresden and you did a wonderful job. My only quilting advice is radiating quilting from the center. Thanks for your participation from Judy C in NC

JudyCinNC said...

I am a future follower now and thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win. Beautiful work. Judy C in NC

Gmama Jane said...

I echoed my Dresden and was very pleased. I think I may use my decorative stitches between each petal.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Lyn said...

I think an all over pattern would look nice. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Lyn said...

Yes I am a follower. Thanks

patchouli moon studio said...

I love your Dresden in the Kaffe Kasset prints.

Vicki H said...

Great dresden and fabric choice. thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

What a pretty(and big!) Dresden plate. I love it. I have no idea how to quilt it, so I would probably just echo stitch around it.

patchouli moon studio said...

I am a new follower. To answer how to quilt it. If it were my Dresden I would quilt flowers in the background similar to those flowers in the fabric prints. The Dresden itself I might do something simple because the prints are busy and the quilting won't show much there. So you could quilt a meander stipple or echo circles. In the center of the dresden circle I would quilt a spiral. Hope this helps you?

Quilter Kathy said...

How about concentric circles from the center (one big swirl) and then echo quilting on the background following the scalloped shape of the blades? Gorgeous...love the Kaffe!!

Bonie Pfrimmer said...

I am now following you by e-mail. Thank you for the chance to win a prize..

Tammy said...

Oh I would love to see this quilted this away...The circle in the center I would quilt it starting in the center makeing a big spiraling type cirlce tha kept going around and around and getting bigger as it went out. The blades I would quilt each one in a different colored complimentary thread. The blades I would outline around the edges and then once more inside of that outline. Then to quilt the whole thing I think I would use a curly q pattern and instead of binding it into a traditiaonl quilted wall hanging. How about stretching it over a large painters canvas frame. Then you can hang it as artwork...
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Tammy said...

Love your supersized bright & colorful dresdean. I am now following your blog via email and GFC. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.
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Sarah Correa said...

Very beautiful! Great job! I can't tell you about the quilting, I'm still trying to figure out how I want to quilt mine! LOL! I hope to see it when you're done :)

Lou said...

Wow that is a huge dresden plate!!! But so colorful!!! I am a follower:)

MooseStash Quilting said...

Whoo hoo, what bright and beautiful dreden. I love echo quilting. It might be fun with your cool multi color thread too!

Lou said...

I would quilt feathers all around it and then do a swirl in each petal and a spiral in the center or just a really nice fill stitch all around it. Not a stipple or anything plain though. Maybe a teardrop design? Can't wait to see it all finished:)

Lana said...

You did a beautiful job! That is going to make some serious wall art!
I would quilt it in a circle pattern so your eye follows it all the way down...(spiral)
I CAN NOT WAIT to SEE it when you are done!

Joyce Carter said...

This is very pretty with all the bright colors.Great job! As for quilting(I only hand-quilt) I would do cross-hatching on the outside. In the center of the Dresden, I would quilt a heart design and then quilt up the seam of each blade and around the curves of each blade.It would be pretty to double stitch around each one also.Thank you for sharing.

Angela Gibson said...

I have never sewn a Dresden, but now that I have been watching this hop, it is something that I would like to do. I will need to put this on my list of need to do. Thank you for your posts. I just started following you. :)

Wendy said...

It's beautiful! Ilove that variegated thread so I think you should use that for quilting. I'd stitch in the ditch round the blades, then I'd echo quilt around the whole "flower" quite densly.

gpc said...

Your Dresden if really beautiful and bright and happy! I wish I knew how things should be quilted -- I am a complete moron in that area. If pressed, I would just outline quilt the Dresden, and then do a swirley pattern in the background to reflect the flower-pattern.

Just Carol said...

The fabrics made for a beautiful Dresden! As for quilting, I'm no help. I don't FMQ, I stitch in a ditch, or I take them to my favorite quilt store in St. George, Utah, which I see by the widget on your blog is having beautiful weather--wish I was there today! :O)

suemac said...

Man, you cannot go wrong with Kaffe. So cute. My only skill with quilting is stitch in the ditch so I am not much of a help with your question.

Loralynn said...

I would quilt this by shadowing the outline of the dresden. Definitely using the colored thread. It would end up looking rather like a ripple in water when you drop a stone in. It might even give it a little bit of a 3D look. I love your material choice, it is very colorful and cheery! *(I'm a follower!)

vicki said...

I am new to quilting, but i would do a fireworks effect for the background quilting so that your main dresden looks like the main firework in the display. Quilt in the ditch for the dresden itself. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Diann said...

I'm probably the last person who should be giving advice on quilting, but here goes: How about concentric circles in the center circle and outside the Dresden. Close together so it is heavily quilted. Then, vertical lines in each of the blades, also close together. I'm signing up to be a follower just so I can see what you do with this!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I have never made a round one, I love it. I saw one quilted, let's see if I can explain this, from the seam of each petal she stitch a straight line to the edge. Then went to the next petal and stitch a straight line to the edge. It looks like rays of sunlight. It will be fun to see what you decide to do.

Shell said...

How to quilt it? I would do a small version of a Dresden in the center of the circle. In each of the rays of the main Dresden I would do lines of stitching that are evenly spaced running the length of the ray (not knowing exact measurements of the rays, I would do 1/2" apart). I would quilt around the edges of the main Dresden mirroring the shape a few times going out slightly larger widths each time. I would also take the center quilt line and the inside edge line of each ray and continue them towards the edges. On the corners an outline of a Dresden would be quilted. It would be like rings of the Dresden rippling out towards the quilted Dresden in the corners with rays of quilting coming out. Hope that makes sense.

Kim West said...

Beautiful. I would quilt the background in a "grid" so that you focus on the dresden. I like the above commenter's about the mini dresden in the center and then quilting in the rays.

TheStylishHome said...

I'm a new follower...that certainly is BIG AND BOLD! I'll be curious to see what you do for quilting.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love your fabric choices!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I am a new follower!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wow! I'm new to quilting and that is awesome and BIG! Great job! I would stitch around the petals all the way to the border. Not sure what it's called but others have said echo stitch and maybe that is what it's called.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog.

Catskill Quilter said...

I would quilt the center circle in concentric circles, and quilt around the Dresden petals...then maybe some kind of filler stitch on the background?

Amy Campbell said...

Your quilts are beautiful!
I'm a newbie when it comes to quilting. So, no advice from me.
I'm a new follower.
Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

Gwen said...

I'm a follower of your blog and I'll have to think a bit about the quilting and get back to you.

Gwen said...

You have so many good ideas for the quilting already, I'm not sure I can add anything new. You just want to make sure that the background STAYS in the background and that the Dresden stands out, so maybe just some simple filler in the background, like stippling. However, I think I would first do an outline stitch around the Dresden and that would help to emphasize it. And for the Dresden, you'll need to decide if you want to emphasize the colors or the shapes or some overall design and quilt accordingly. It's really a matter of what you're hoping to accomplish and you've got lots of ideas here to help you out. Whatever you will do, I'm sure it's going to be lovely...the fabrics you chose are beautiful! Good luck!

Gwen said...

This is entirely separate from the quilting stuff....I'd like to know where you got the "I am a Child of God" button or badge or whatever it's called for your blog. I've looked for something similar and couldn't find one to put in my blog's sidebar. Thanks!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Ooohh yours turned out sweeeet. I adore Kaffe Faset. I do not have any fabric of his, but I do have his book lol. I need some of this fabric because your dresden is indeed marvelous.
Thank you for much for the generous giveaway! You are sweet.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: oh yeah, I have been following for a while already (just checked heehee)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I would echo out from the dresden, it's just gorgeous.

ShirleyC said...

I've only quilted one quilt, and it was a log cabin.
Is there any way you could quilt the shape of a smaller dresden in each corner, and then use the shape or the rounded edges to quilt to the middle or vice versa. Like I said, I don't know! I can see it in my mind! LOL
Love your fabrics!

pippirose said...

What a beautiful Dresden. I love the colours, and the stitching detail.
:o)
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The Slow Quilter said...

The fabrics are great, love the many colors. I am a follower.

The Slow Quilter said...

I am not a quilter, well I am, but I only now to stitch in the ditch or line quilt. I would suggest for this circles.

Mimi said...

Oh wow! Your dresden project is beautiful!! I am guessing that you will be machine quilting your dresden quilt and would suggest a grid pattern in the background on an angle (maybe diamond shaped). I hope you know what I mean.

Mimi said...

I am a new follower... looking forward to your future blog posts!

Colette said...

I agree with Agnes I think the echo quilting around the Dresden would be wonderful. I am a new follower.

quiltma said...

I am a new follower.

quiltma said...

I think I would echo quilt all around the dresden and then in the middle of the dresden I would find a small dresden stencil and quilt a small on in the center.

Rosa said...

Beautiful dresden.I think quilting around your dresden would be very nice.Happy quilting and thanks for the giveaway!!

Sheila said...

Lovely Dresdan, I think I would echo quilt inside the circle and stitch in the ditch of each spoke and then echo quilt on the outside of the spokes or perhaps fan them out to the edge of the piece , either way I would do it by hand if possible.

Rosa said...

I`m a follower.Have fun quilting.Are you going to handquilting it?

Gayle said...

Your Dresden is such a fun one - this whole blog hop has been inspiring and informative! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful colors in your Dresden.
I would quilt it down the blades to not take away from those beautiful colors and then echo quilting with some colorful threads.

Katherine said...

What a stunning dresden! I adore Kaffe fabrics and think you made the perfect choice for your block. :o)

I would outline quilt the dresden and then FMQ a echoing petal design on the background (I can show you examples I've done of this quilting) because it will give the background lots of texture and make that Dresden really "pop" as the feature. Hope that helps? lol

lefuntz said...

That is a big beautiful dresden. The background could echo the dresden or have straight lines radiating out as if the dresden itself was shining. Maybe some simple stippling in the center.

DeAnna S. said...

Your Dresden is great! I love the colors! I would stipple the background fabric and do some small feathers on each blade. Great job. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

nicolesender said...

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Your fabric choice and colors are perfect.
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nicolesender said...

I think I'd quilt the piece by stitching in the ditch and in the center circle and corners quilt small Dresden plates.
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Nikita said...

Beautiful.. love kaffe..I think some echo quilting around the dresdens would be lovely..

Sewgirl said...

I love your color choices..Kaffe's fabrics are wonderful. I would do an elongated swirl up the middle of each of the plates that comes back on itself..kind of giving a ribbon effect, and I would quilt the background with the design that Wendy Shepard does today on her blog "ivory Spring.wordpress.com". She has beautiful quilting, along with lovely photos on how to do it. Good luck!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

I'm (gladly!) a new follower!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

I would echo quilt it, with a heavy thread - maybe a dark pink; and then some free-motion loop-de-loops with a subtle thread color!

usagypsy said...

Wow, your Dresden is beautiful! I think I would do that echo quilting around the Dresden. If you wanting the Dresden blades to stand out some you could stitch in the ditch around them. I always stick to the more simple quilting, it's just the easiest for me. And I'm a new follower :)

Just Quilt It said...

Oh so bold and daring! I really love the fabrics. This is an amazing Dresden--I can't believe how large it is. I would use a circular feather design in the middle and possibly on the blades with echoing on the outside. No matter how you quilt it, it will be beautiful. I'm a new follower.

Mary Ann said...

Love the large scale with the large prints.

Cecilia said...

Beautiful Dresden! I love the odors. I would quilt a swirl in the center and stitch in the ditch the petals. I would then echo quilt around the Dresden doe a short distance and then finish most of the background with cross hatching.

carla said...

Hi!!! Beautiful Dresden!! Love it and the fabrics you chose!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Mary said...

Kris you did a super job on your Dresden. Love how it turned out. Thank you for sharing.

LJ said...

I am a new follower. Great, grand dresden; it will definitely add color to your living room; Kaffe does that for sure. Your circle is so well done and I loved the rainbow thread you used. By the way, why does your blog say Lavender Quilts but the address say thequiltinggarden?

LJ said...

I am rather a novice when it comes to quilting but here are my ideas:
1) Use invisible thread to stitch in the ditch along the blades and the outside of the dresden.
2) Change to another thread the do circular echos both in the blue center of the dresden and around the outside (on the pink).
3) You could echo the scallops of the dresden but I think I would just do circle echos.

Brenda said...

Beautiful! I think you should do a trapunto style and outline each petal and then in the background do some small dresdens. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Janarama said...

That is one huge beautiful dresden. I would quilt a spiral in the center part of the dresden. For the inside of each dresden blade I would just follow the shape of the blade, similar to a spiral, but with angles. For the outside of the dresden I would just echo quilt it.

Janarama said...

I'm a new follower. Looking forward to more of your posts.

Christine L said...

What a Fantastic Dresden! Love it! WOW on the size and the Fabrics!! Late night hopping after a long day at work..you've brought smiles to my face. Hugs and Thank you for participating in the HOP!

OhioLori said...

I'm a new follower. :)

Am new to quilting....but agree with other comments, that Echo quilting
would be great! Love the variegated threads...that's what I would use.

Thanks for chance to win your drawing! :)

ChristaQuilts said...

Wow! I love how your Dresden turned out. It's fantastic with the Kaffe fabrics. No need to enter me in the drawing as I sell a lot of those fabrics in my store.

But we have a lot in common - LDS, love of Kaffe fabrics and machine applique with a button hole stitch - too cool.

I would love to see you do some fantastic FMQ in all of that negative space.

You could break up the background into several different sections and randomly quilt some filler designs with each.

(Check out Angela Walters, Leah Day and PileOFabric's blogs for some great FMQ ideas!)

I would love to see an update when it's finished :-)

Wendy said...

I love your dresden made in my favorite fabrics! Kaffe is the best! If you are going to hand quilt it I think echo quilting with perle #8 would be awesome, using changing colors from the dresden blades for each row of quilting. If you are going to quilt by machine maybe a grid with a variegated thread.

Gina said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the stitching is fantastic! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!!

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Kris-I'm late here on the Pacific Coast because I went to MacWorld. I recently did a Holiday dresden table topper and did "stitch in the ditch" between the blades. then I used invisible thread around the edges of the blades. You could also 'echo' quilt around the outside. I hope that helps. From CA, USA, thanks for sharing.

Heide said...

I'm afraid that I'll have to agree with the majority opinion of echo quilting. Very pretty colors. Going to go and sign up.

Looms214 said...

Love the colors. Good luck with the finishing touches!

Cherise said...

I'm a new follower! Love your dresden! :)

Lavonna ZWB said...

I honestly have no idea how to quilt it, perhaps a flower pattern meandering off a vine? I don't know.

Charlene S said...

Feathered circles echoing the Dresden would be lovely and allow the eye to travel from edge to center and back again. I would either use the same thread or a 30wt version to give more color or use a 60 wt thread to match the background. Good luck.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I ADORE your dresden! It is stunning!

I am a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am a huge fan of echo quilting around the dresdens. Whatever you do, it will be wonderful. The fabrics you chose shine!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Bea-u-ti-ful !! So gorgeous! I'm glad you showed how big it is, the blades are big enough to show the pretty fabric. It will be wonderful in your living room. Thanks for sharing with us, awesome job!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win. I'm a follower.

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Jodi - usairdoll said...

So many great suggestions for quilting, can't wait to see how you finish it. I think however you quilt it you don't want to distract from the beautiful fabrics. I'd stitch in the ditch and just inside the blades following the shape. Maybe echo quilting in the background. For the center maybe following the curve of the blades, make the same shape, around and around. Or maybe extending the line of the blades all the way down and a smaller circle in the very center.

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Debbie said...

For quilting your Dresden, I say let the colors take center stage and just stitch in the ditch. I think too much quilting especially in the center would make it too busy. Thanks
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Emily C said...

I think birds or flowers would be pretty for the quilting.

Linda said...

Perhaps you could quilt in rays out from your circles. I wouldn't do too much as it could spoil it.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I love KF fabrics too and your dresden ist gorgeous. I would just quilt the dresden in the seam shade and four dresdens on the backgroung.
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Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

Your Dresden is gorgeous. my suggestion for quilting is to do an uneven figure eight shape in each blade that looks something like a bowling pin with the small loop toward the outside and loops that connect to the next blade toward the center. I hope this makes sense! Thanks for taking part in this fun Dresden blog hop!

Michelle May said...

Love your dresdens and the happy fabrics! Wasn't this hop so much fun!
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Nancy said...

I'm so glad you chose round. I have two old Dresdens that my mother and grandmother made and they are round and just for that reason I love round. Round may be a bit "vintage" but you'd added Kaffe's bright, new fabrics to make yours modern. It's beautiful!