What is it about a DARE that rallies the troops?
Instigates activity defying the status quo?
When I accepted 'the dare' to Dresden, little did I know what I was getting into!
Having never in my life created a Dresden block, I had no clue that such a simple innocent quilt block could cause such an explosion of creativity!
First I created a mug rug.
|The Dresden is less than 4 inches across.|
I used Cotton Embroidery Floss from Westminster Fibers, Inc. in South Carolina to applique and quilt my mug rug.
Oh my goodness!
It was the first time I have worked with their threads...I think I am in LOVE...no knots, beautiful colors, no fraying, the thread glided through the fabric with ease.
| Mini Dresden Brooch|
created using Windham Fabrics "I Like You" by Amy Sedaris
Ideas of various ways to create Dresdens started multiplying!
I quickly realized there wasn't enough time to create a finished product to go with every method I was coming up with...so...The next best thing, I decided to create a "Group Project" a Dresden Friendship Sampler King-Sized Quilt!
[I am making the quilt blocks 16 inches square.]
Here are some of the blocks created so far...the remainder of the blocks...will be coming from ideas birthed from viewing the other Dresdens in this Blog Hop!
|I finished both 'ends' to create points and a starry center.|
|Traditional appliqued center.|
Celebrating 2013 year of LOVE
|Scallop bladed Dresden.|
|Scallop blade Dresden variation.|
|Combination scallop and pointed blades.|
|Playing with size.|
There are so many creative quilters with delightful ideas freely sharing their creations...if yesterday and today are any indication...we are in for a real treat throughout the remainder of the Dare to Dresden Hop!
Here are today's participants!
January 25th, 2013
Christine and Madame Samm
A MILLION THANKS!
Your encouragement & imaginative ideas have once again set us upon another creative journey!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I Dared to Dresden....will you?