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.
Tues. April 26:
Kitchen Table Quilting | http://www.
Wed. April 27:
Andover Fabrics | http://blog.andoverfabrics.
Thurs. April 28:
Crazy Old Ladies | http://crazyoldladiesquilts.
Fri. April 29:
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!!!
BEAUTIFUL PILLOW>LOVE IT! THANKS FOR SHARING!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful quilts with the bright cheerful colors. Like you, not much on hand work but I'm sure the patterns could be adapted.ReplyDelete
So pretty right ;) And yes, a little raw edge quilting might just have to save the day if I can't keep my stitches from showing, tee hee hee ;)Delete
They are truly beautiful. I am always amazed at the creativity in our quilt world. Melissa, would you share the product name of your seam marker that is on your machine bed? It looks like something I need! Thanks.ReplyDelete
It is called the Clearly Perfect Angles from New Leaf Stitches and I love it!! I will have to do a post on it some time ;)Delete
hmmmmmm tytyty for sharing now a dresden is on my bucket list......very very pretty... firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I love the designs.ReplyDelete
Oh, my. As a lover of all things Dresden this is total eye candy. I am going to be getting myself a copy of this new publication. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Windswept and Lemonade and Lace immediately caught my eye. Really like this book!ReplyDelete
The pictures look nice, but it must be a little difficult. I haven't seen many items done from the book, only the pictures.ReplyDelete
I'm loving the Lily Pad pattern...ReplyDelete
I'm loving the Lily Pad pattern...ReplyDelete
What fun quilts...never thought the Dresden block could be so versatile! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I LOVE that Windswept one!ReplyDelete
That Lemonade and Lace quilt is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Love the Windswept Quilt!!! Gorgeous! & different!ReplyDelete
Oh Dresdens are wonderful. I never would have thought of the designs you and everyone came up with, during the SLMQG's Dresden Challenge, and here they go, pushing the creative envelope again! I like the Lemonade Lace--sew cute!ReplyDelete
They are all wonderful. You have got me thinking Dresdens again.ReplyDelete
I have always love Dresden PlatesReplyDelete
This is such an amazing and beautiful variety of Dresden designs! Melissa I kept thinking "Oh! That's my favorite!" Then I'd scroll down further and think it again... and again.ReplyDelete
This is my favorite block and I'm working on a Dresden plate quilt now for one of my granddaughters. Thanks for the review.ReplyDelete
what a fun book. i love those petals and pillows. need to make my first dresdens.ReplyDelete
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I love the pillows in this book.ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects! I didn't know there were so many different layouts for dresdens.ReplyDelete
I am so impressed with the projects in this book - they look so fresh and fabulous!!ReplyDelete
Eager for this to come out!
I have never done a Dresden block before. These projects look really interesting. Thanks for participating in the drawing for the bookReplyDelete
I really like the Peek-a-Boo Violets quilt!ReplyDelete
At the shop--I like the Whisper Pallet by Lizzy House.ReplyDelete