Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I dared to Dresden, differently


I was extremely excited when I found, via A Quilting Sheep, the Dare to Dresden Blog hop. I love Dresden plates, and I immediately came up with a few ideas for my day. Then it struck, the illness that has been hounding me for 3 weeks now. So, My 3 projects ideas became 2, and then 1.

I wanted to do something different, not only from my normal, but also something unexpected from the quilting blog-o-sphere.

So here is my Dresden Project..

 
The center of each Dresden scallop is a fabric rose, and the scallops have been quilted. I am very pleased with the results, and am so glad I decided to experiment :)


Now, if only I had been able to get dresden #2 finished...
 It's free hand embroidery, and has been fun to work on, when I can keep from coughing long enough lol!


A HUGE thank you to Mdm Samm from Sew We Quilt, and Christine from Quilt monster in my closet for Hosting, and cheering on, this Blog Hop!!

Make sure to treat yourself to some more eye candy by visiting the rest of the creative souls participating in the blog Hop!




January 30th, 2013
Charlotte H @ “that Other Blog”
Clothes and Crafts --- Moved to 31st
January 31th, 2013
If you missed the earlier posts of the hop, it's not too late to make the rounds:
January 24th, 2013
January 25th, 2013
Rosemary B @ “that Other Blog”
Sandra Kaye Design


Thanks for stopping by!!
 

80 comments:

Judy B said...

That is beautiful! Sorry you got sick. Drink lots of fluids and get well soon. Thank you for sharing.

Lana said...

Oh LOVE! You are right! I haven't seen that and I love the little roses in the middle! I want to see a tutorial on here when you get back on your feet!!! That is AWESOME!

Sunshine Girl said...

Its fabulous - I havent seen a dresden bunting before! Hope you are feeling better soon. Thanks for sharing.

Nati said...

I love your embroidery, it will look great when ready!

Madame Samm said...

what a great idea...I love when YOU ladies think outside ...literally lol. and your stitching is lovely too.

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a nice way you used this pattern. Very special.

Theresa said...

What a fabulous idea to make a Dresden bunting, it's lovely and your Dresden embroidery is going to be lovely. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Patty C. said...

Nice work - red seems to be in - but what a different take you have made with your Dresdens ...

StitchinByTheLake said...

Michelle I'm in love with both projects! I love your roses added to those dresdens - just the perfect touch. And the embroidery is going to be perfect. blessings, marlene

Jeanie said...

Love your banner idea! Thanks for sharing!

Diann said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well, but you still managed to come up with a clever, creative Dresden bunting.

linynp said...

Great idea! The scallop really makes a huge lovely design change. Oh bravo- hand embroidery?! Impressive!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Love the bunting. I have visions of a patriotic one for my patio this coming 4th of July. Thanks for the inspiration. Now get better, ok? :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

So fun! And what a great idea to make a hand embroidered Dresden...very creative!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Now this is a unique idea! great.

Suze said...

I love your swag. What a wonderful idea. This is perfect accessory to any room. Your embroidery Dresden is going to be adorable when it is finished. I hope you are on the mend and able to work on it soon. Thank you participating in the blog hop even though you are not feeling well. That is true dedication to the craft. You are an inspiration to us all.

Mommarock said...

What a beautiful bunting! I completely understand. DH had the flu with a horrible cough! He felt like someone ran him over with a truck and coughed horribly! The cough hung in there for two weeks. I THINK he is finally not coughing but it was a slow fade away thing.

Barb said...

What a fun banner - perfect for Valentine's.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous bunting!!! Great idea!
The embroidery is going to be beautiful, too!

KatheG said...

Nice experiment - keep up the good work.

Thearica said...

Love the bunting!!

Just Carol said...

Wow! That is just the cutest use of a Dresden. It is beautiful...love the flowers on them. I hope you're on the mend and feeling better.

JudyCinNC said...

And I really love your inspiring Dresden - gives me a great idea for July 4th - wouldn't that make great bunting? Thank you for your inspiration from Judy C

sew.darn.quilt said...

Too Cute :)

Gill said...

So pretty! What a great idea to make bunting!
Thanks for sharing!

Christine L said...

Big Hugs to you that you aren't feeling well and still took the Dare! Hope you are back to normal very soon. The hand work is gorgeous and I love the flowers in the center of your dresdens. Thank you for participating and Happy Hoppin'

Tammy said...

wow what a gorgeous buntin / banner. This was very creative.
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Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Very cool, Michelle! Love it!

Vicki H said...

I like your banner idea. Your embroidery desden will be beautiful when done. Thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

That bunting is so cute! Good job. Sorry you've been under the weather. Get better soon!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Gorgeous banner! Simply amazing!

patchouli moon studio said...

That is a different idea. So cool.

Kathy H said...

I love the banner and the embroidery. I never thought of making an embroidered dresden. Maybe I should try one of them first to work myself up to making a regular one!

Joyce Carter said...

This is so pretty! And totally different. This would be so pretty hanging on the wall or on the stairs. Great job! thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

That is a very cool idea! I think I will try it...you have inspired me !

Needled Mom said...

LOVE the cute buntings. That is such a great idea and your embroidery looks wonderful too.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Did you hear me shriek?? I think I woke up the neighborhood!! You have made my day!! I have been thinking about making a bunting for my sewing room.I haven't been able to settle on how i wanted it to look. Well, you solved that dilemma!

THANK YOU!

I can't wait to get started!!

Nellie Duclos said...

Michelle-I hope you're feeling better soon. I love your banner-so original and so is your embroidery. Now I'm intrigued, what was your third idea? From CA, thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! I love the banner if you followed or made a pattern I would be very interested to know! I think one would look lovely over my new granddaughters crib! Thanks Lisa

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Red and white is always a stunner! Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

You did a great job on the bunting. I also like the handwork Dresden. It is going to be great.

Julie said...

Marvelous idea! Love it!!!

Kathy said...

Love the bunting! And the Dresden handwork is going to be great. Thank you for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

Your Desden bunting is so stunning and very char my.
You are a very creative lady. Thanks for sharing

suemac said...

Your bunting is so cute.

java diva said...

I love this banner! And such a cute embroidered dresden!!

Kim West said...

love the banner!!! so unique!!

Farm Road Ramblings said...

both are darling!

Crazy Amy said...

Hope you feel better real soon. great stitching!

Wendy said...

Love your banner! And the stitchery will be beautiful when finished. Hope you feel better really soon.

gpc said...

Love your bunting, what a clever idea! And your embroidery is going to be lovely too.

charlotte said...

I am sorry you have not been well, but your bunting is very cute. And I am sure your embroidery will be great when it is done too. Thanks so much for being here today.

DeAnna S. said...

Hope your are fully recovered. Your project is inspiring and a one of a kind! Great job...thanks for sharing!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Que charme as bandeiras,parabéns.Posso copiar???

Just Quilt It said...

I love your Dresden! I'm sure your 2nd one will be beautiful, too, when you get over that nasty stuff that is going around everywhere. What a great job!

LJ said...

Wonderfully creative project! Love the color and that you made the middle blade larger. The fabric rose for the center was ingenious.

Leah said...

super cute!! and very clever way to use your dresdens.

lefuntz said...

A dresden bunting! With roses. Beautiful and so clever. I also love your embroidered dresden. Love hand embroidery. Another very clever dresden. What was the third project? I hope you are on the mend!

Stacey Napier said...

I absolutely love your fresh take on the theme of the hop - so original!! And the colors are perfect for Valentines!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

fantastic, I love this bloghop s-o-o inspiring.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Sarah Correa said...

What a great idea! Love your design!

Colette said...

Great idea for the Dresden, love the colors too! Get better

Michelle May said...

This is just so totally fun! Great job! Love the hand stitching too. Beautiful.
xx

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: super cute bunting! I wanna make this too. I am gonna get started asap lol
I hope you get better soon from your cough.
thanks for sharing, and your stitching is really nice too. That is gonna turn out nice

Ellie Q said...

Such a clever idea! So much fun! Glad you're starting to feel better!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Oh what a clever idea! Your bunting is lovely! Makes a great decoration, thanks for sharing with us! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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VickiT said...

Great looking scallop. It's really pretty.

Frances said...

Hope you are feeling better. Cute idea for the Dresdens.

OhioLori said...

Glad you're feelin' better!! Take care of yourself...get your oomph back soon!

Love the Garland...waaaaay cool & fun idea!! Very creative! :)

Gina said...

Fantastic and unique idea! It's beautiful and I love the rose centers! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today! I hope you are feeling better!

Kristy said...

What a darling idea! I love your little banner. The stitchery project looks really sweet too! I hope you feel better and get that finished too. K-

Cecilia said...

That is such a grea idea! Thanks for sharing. I hope you feel better soon.

Wendy said...

such original projects! The bunting is a fab idea and I love yoru embroidered dresden

JanesQuilting said...

I am learning so much from this hop. Your Dresden's are so creative and pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

Michelle...luv the bunting, perfect for Valentines...thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with us today!! Happy stitching, Pauline

carla said...

Hi!!! Hope you are feeling better soon!!! Your dresdens are beautiful!!! Thank You

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very creative. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

MoeWest said...

I hope you feel better soon. Your Dresden bunting is lovely.

Nikita said...

love the embroidery.

evelyn said...

Lovely bunting and embroidery in the works. Hope you feel better soon.