Saturday, May 18, 2013

pink+tan dresden {blogger's quilt festival}

This pink+tan "dainty dresden" is my first entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side (baby quilts category).  A huge thanks to Amy for hosting, and welcome to everyone visiting from the festival ;)


A handful of you might have seen this before, but as it was my first ever blogging post back in January, I'm guessing not too many have.  Honestly I'm fairly certain I was the only person reading my blog back then ;)

I designed this for some dear friends of ours who welcomed their {absolutely adorable} little girl this past winter.  When we found out they were expecting a girl, I quickly learned that her mama was planning the nursery in pink + brown.  Not wanting to be too matchy-matchy, I swapped out the chocolate brown for low volume tans and off-whites to add a timeless (I hope) touch.  I wish I had more pictures, but as this was a gift, in the usual {no} hats style I was stitching up the binding the morning of the baby shower and only managed to get the single full shot above before getting a bow on it ;)

I did take a couple (literally, two) progress shots.  Here's one of the freshly cut dresden leaves against the background squares:


And another of the first plate:


And that's it ;(  Short, but sweet!  The finished quilt measures 45" x 60".  It was machine-quilted by yours truly (mostly straight lines, but I echo FMQ'd some stars in the dresden centers for a little added flare).

Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to check out the other quilts on display (or enter your own!) over at the festival...  {Including my two-color quilt entry, "sea crystal + plaid" ;)}

19 comments:

  1. It's lovely. I like that you used different background and didn't go the usual all white. Aparently I'm one of those who didn't see it.

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  2. Love it! I really love the colors, but also I am currently working on a dreden and I love to see others interpretation of it.

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  3. I'm such a sucker for dresden plates and this quilt is a lovely example. Great job!

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  4. I love those gorgeous pinks. It is totally a timeless baby quilt!

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  5. Love dresden quilts and your is beautiful, love the colours you have chosen

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  6. It's so pretty! Usually I'm not a big fan of pink but your quilt is captivating :)

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  7. Beautiful - I'm a sucker for a gradient and you've got all kinds of gradient! Love it.

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  8. Beautiful range of pinks. Lovely quilt.

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  9. This is gorgeous Sarah! I'm not a pink fan, but I love how you've used lots of values of pink in this one :o)

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  10. Very pretty. Lovely use of colour.

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt. A lot of work has gone into this, great job and loving the pinks!!

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  12. Hi there! I have not tried Dresden plates, and I love this monochromatic treatment of them which I haven't seen before! Great job!

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  13. Beautiful! What a lucky little girl!! I love the bright pinks with the tan.

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  14. This is so pretty! SO much wonderful pink.

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  15. It is absolutely wonderful!

    Esther
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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