Well, as I am relatively new to the whole blog thing - this will be my first entry to the Quilt Festival! So I hope to complete this task as prescribed by Amy of Amy's Creative Side....I love the idea of sharing a special quilt in one place...so here goes.
This cheery dresden plate was inspired by Sarah Fielke and her first Material Obsession book. I loved making this quilt because it combines a traditional quilt block with very modern elements of color and design.
I prefer using bright colors in my quilts and with this quilt I was able to use these fabrics to my heart's content. The blades were machine pieced and the entire plate was hand appliqued to the background fabric. The extra large center was also hand appliqued.
While I have hand quilted for years...this was my first experience with using perle cotton. And I found my new obsession!
I absolutely love this quilt and I am so glad I took the time to make it...thank you, Amy, for giving me the opportunity to share it with all of you!
Share your quilt by visiting Amy's blog to find the details on how to participate!
Gorgeous - makes me want to make a quilt like this right now!ReplyDelete
I love perle thread too!!
This is a great quilt. I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your work. We are so a like I have both Material Obsession books and love working with bright fabric. I've yet to try perl cotton but will someday soon.ReplyDelete
Lovely fabrics and a favorite pattern!ReplyDelete
beautiful quilt - so cheerful with the bright colored fabricsReplyDelete
Wow, this is drop dead gorgeous! I love the pattern you used, I've admired it for a while now. You definitely did it justice. Beautiful quilting too, wow!ReplyDelete
LOOOVE IT! The dresden itself is so pretty, but the fabrics you used make it divine.ReplyDelete
I am really in love with this quilt, its actually one of my favorites in my flickr...love the polkadots.ReplyDelete
beautiful, cheery quilt. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow! You all sure know how to make a girl feel all giddy and weak in the knees! Thank you soooo much! maryReplyDelete
Beautiful work!! I love everything about your quilt!ReplyDelete
you do such amazing work! i love this quilt.ReplyDelete
Very pretty, I love how colorful it is!ReplyDelete
Really love this and those lovely vibrant modern fabrics. Beautiful!! Being a handquilter myself I need to try that perle cotton sometime too.ReplyDelete
I knew immediately when I saw your beautiful quilt that it was inspired by Sarah! Some day I'm going to make that quilt. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, love the mix of traditional and contemporary. Very fun!ReplyDelete
Just discovered you through quilt festival and have throughly enjoyed viewing all your and Molly's beautiful work.ReplyDelete
Great quilt. Love the color palette. Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
What a stunning quilt - love the colours.ReplyDelete
gosh this is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Amazing! I love it! I've had a Material Obsession Dresden Plate quilt on my to-do list for a long time. You may have convinced me to move it up on the list!ReplyDelete
This is one of my favourite quilts !!ReplyDelete
I love all the fabric choices & hand quilting .
Mary--I think this was the first quilt that I stumbled across in your flickr photostream. Definitely one of my favorites!!=)ReplyDelete
This is so pretty. I love your color combinations. Love LoisReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful! I am so inspired by your beautiful work. Great job!!ReplyDelete
love it, love it. I have long admired that Sarah quilt from Material Obsession as well. It's on my list of "someday" projects. Your take on it is fantasticReplyDelete
I love this quilt of yours - so gorgeous. You can't gow wrong with red spots for a background.ReplyDelete
brilliant! I have a polka dotted dresden plate quilt with black/white backgrounds ready to sandwich and quilt! I have been considering hand quilting and now that I see yours, I just may...ReplyDelete
This is so fresh and pretty! I can imagine you had a good time quilting it by hand - enjoying all the colorful pieces...ReplyDelete
I love this quilt it is so pretty, i am more and more temped to try a dresden plate i love that you showed that you put them all on one peice of yardage it cuts down on the piecing great idea. Love the dots!ReplyDelete
je suis de votre avis j'aime les couleurs lumineuses belle réussite superbeReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous. I have this pattern on my "to do" list as well, I even bought the easy dresden ruler! Yours is so inspiring.ReplyDelete
Oh Mary..I remember first time I saw this quilt..i was speechless!ReplyDelete
Beautiful as always :D
I like the large dresden plate - i just did a single block for an underground railroad sampler that used a small center; however, the large center looks more like a plate. I haven't yet used perle, but I just got an awesome quilting book (material obsession) that uses it and it looks so pretty. Where do you get perle? I haven't seen it in my local quilt stores?ReplyDelete
Angie - www.craftedAngles.com
Perle cotton is so much fun to use. Love your version of the dresden plates.ReplyDelete
So, so pretty.ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I love the new look on a very old pattern.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
So pretty, I love the colors!ReplyDelete
Love, love, love it!ReplyDelete
this is absolutely stunning!!! you did an amazing jobReplyDelete
I'm a huge fan of perle 8 cotton!! Your quilt is lovely!! The colours are so fresh and bright.ReplyDelete
I love this quilt Mary! I met Sarah Fielke at Quilt Market and I told her about your quilt!! She was very excited to hear that people were enjoying her book. I told her that she inspired you to use perle cotton and then you inspired me to try it too. Could I email her a link? I think she would love to see it! : )ReplyDelete
I've just started making this quilt for myself. Yours looks great!ReplyDelete
Wow - thanks for showing the process - love the applique!!ReplyDelete
Jaw dropping gorgeous!! Love the scrappy colorfulness of it!!!ReplyDelete
That is bright and one of THE prettiest quilts I've ever seen...I adore it!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilts! I love the bright fun colors.ReplyDelete
You did a beautiful job Mary, congratulations :)ReplyDelete
this quilt makes me happy! i loved it in the book and i ADORE your version of it. what a beautiful finish! you made me want to start to make this quilt TODAY!ReplyDelete
what a vibrant, lovely quilt. and love your hand quilting with pearl cotton. first found it in germany in the late 70's and have always loved using it for so many different things. thanks for sharing and have a great dayReplyDelete