That is their focus behind Dresden Carnival . Marian and Yvette have taken the basic Dresden Plate and cranked it up about 10 notches and then added gorgeous needle turned applique to create stunningly innovative designs with gorgeous hand work and heirloom quality. This Garden Terrace quilt is probably the most recognizable Dresden in the book and it isn't basic by any means.
I loved this Peek A Boo Violets quilt that combines both the rounded end Dresden and the Pointed Dresden to create a beautiful mixture of petals. And you know I just love the purple!!!
And then taking it a step farther, Marian and Yvette have created beautiful petal templates that allow you to go past the basic Dresden Plate shape and give you a whole new look of a Dresden. This quilt is called Windswept and I love the Petals!!! And the additional applique really sets off the design. Just stunning!!
And this super modern Lily Pad just shows the variety and versatility that Marian and Yvette got out of the basic Dresden Plate. I think this might be one that I could actually conquer as it is a whole lot more machine quilting than hand appliqueing ;)
And this Lemonade and Lace quilt was my favorite from the book. It uses needle turn applique as well as reverse applique!! And yes, just in case you are wondering, the book includes a wonderful beginning instruction chapter that teaches you the basics of all this hand work goodness :) I have wanted to make a quilt for some time that could be a treasured heirloom for my children and this just might be the one. (They think quilts just grow on trees around here with how many I make, tee hee hee)
But you know me and hand work . . . so maybe, I will just start with something small like this Pink Lemonade and Lace pillow to get a little more practice in!!! So cute :)
To see lots more Dresden Carnival Eye Candy be sure to follow along with the Dresden Carnival Blog Hop ;) There are 16 projects in the book so what I have shown just scratches the surface ;)
Mon. April 18:
C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Tues. April 19:
Generation Q Magazine | http://generationqmagazine.
Wed. April 20:
Bryan House Quilts | http://bryanhousequilts.com/
Thurs. April 21:
Michael Miller Fabrics | http://blog.
Fri. April 22:
Textile Time Travels | http://utahquiltappraiser.
Mon. April 25:
Happy Quilting | http://www.
Kitchen Table Quilting | http://www.
Andover Fabrics | http://blog.andoverfabrics.
Crazy Old Ladies | http://crazyoldladiesquilts.
Vetmari | http://www.vetmari.com/blog
Pink Hippo Quilts | http://www.pinkhippoquilts.
Thanks for popping in today and each and every day. I am always so grateful to have this little space to share my love of quilting with you ;) I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!