While working on my Southern Charm quilt the pattern called for several Dresden blocks. I had not been successful in the past with this block, but decided to buckle down and learn to do them. It turned out I rather liked the results, although I must admit they are a slow sew project.
Earlier this past week in cruising through some blogs I found a quilt made almost exclusively of Dresden blocks. That post just grabbed me up and I almost immediately had my idea of a Romance Dresden Quilt.
I pulled out all my neutral low volume fabrics and then proceeded to dig through my stash for some deep, rich colored florals. My first block of around 20 or so needed came to life. I am so happy with it.
So, last night I cut out my next block. Plus I've pulled several additional fabric selections for several more.
I think this flower will be the center for this next block too. And I can't wait to cut and work on some additional color combinations.
I really am smitten with the fabrics you've chosen for your next block. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. AndreaReplyDelete
Love your dresdens. The flowered fabrics will make it so special.ReplyDelete
Enjoy slowing down with your stitches!
Your quilt will be lovely! I so enjoy seeing the progress of Dresden blocks! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
I recognize that pink/mauve floral from 'At Water's Edge' by Blackbird Designs. I've wished so many times that I had had the money to buy more of that fabric line. The flower will look lovely in the center of a dresden block.ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric choices.ReplyDelete
Great blocks and fabric choices.ReplyDelete
Oh, wow, these fabrics just work so beautifully together! Your Dresden turned out perfect! I really love that flower; I agree it will be perfect for a center on your Dresden!ReplyDelete
Very pretty fabrics for Dresdens! I am so enchanted with these blocks right now. I have a customer quilt - WWII era Dresdens top, and considering how to quilt it has really got these blocks in my mind. I haven't made a quilt of them yet, and clearly I need to, the way your post is resonating with the draw of them. :) Love yours. Looks like you learned how to do it just fine! nice and flat.ReplyDelete
I hope to see your next Dresden Plate next week on Design Wall Monday. The flower in the middle will be spectacular!ReplyDelete