Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dare To Dresden

Welcome to the "Dare to Dresden" blog hop! 
The Dresdens on this blog hop have been absolutely stunning and I have enjoyed each day of this hop as much (and maybe even more!) than the others I have been a part of.  A big thanks to our organizer Madame Samm and chief scheduler and cheer leader Christine
I made a Dresden wallhanging last year (click here to see my Joy Spring Dresden) 
so for this blog hop
I challenged myself to make a "daring dresden" in a miniature version. 
It is made of civil war reproduction fabrics and ended up to be 8" square.


The center circle is hand embroidered and I beaded the tea dyed rickrack around the circle.  I finished off the little quilt with some hand quilted echoed lines around the plates.
"Dare to Dream" will be donated to the upcoming silent auction to raise money for aboriginal services at the college where I work.


My quilt model Molly says that she dares to dream of warmer weather so she can get a spring hair cut and see better!!

What are you daring to dream?!?

Here is the list of Dresden makers today...ENJOY!




82 comments:

  1. Molly is too cute - Lovely post ;)

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  2. Love your Dare to Dream Dresden! Molly is a perfect quilt holder, sweet!

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  3. That is a lovely Dresden and your quilt model is too cute :)

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  4. Its lovely - love your quilt model too! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful dresdens! Very sweet.:)

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  6. Oh I love your miniature Dresden Kathy! We all need to be reminded to Dare to Dream more often!

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  7. Great stitching love the saying and your cute dresden!

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  8. I love your mini dresden and the fabric is lovely. Scamp my Yorkshire terrier is also dreaming of warmer weather so he can have his spring hair cut and so am I as he is not a great lover of being groomed when his hair is long.

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  9. Very cute. Nice job and thanks for sharing today.

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  10. Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing such wonderful eye candy today.

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  11. Your Dresden mini is wonderful! Well done!

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  12. Sweet little dresden and sweet little Molly! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. hello Kathy, I just hopped over from Qulti crossing. I loved your blog so I thought I'd say hello!

    Blessings, Kath in England.

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  14. Your Molly looks like my daughter's Chloe!

    Love your dresden~

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  15. Very pretty Dresden, and a cute, if slightly shaggy, Molly. I'm ready for spring too!

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  16. Thoughts are funny things...now the song, A Dream is a Wish your heart makes...is floating through as I type. :) Thanks for sharing your Dresden!

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  17. Lovely Dresden and so nice of you to donate it for an auction. Hope it brings in a high bid.

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  18. Super cute.. it reminds me of Crazy quilts for some reason.. although it isn't at all. I think I'm in love!!

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  19. dare to dream about dresdens...check...well done!

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  20. p.s Kathy can you put the list on your post so everyone can find your other friends as easily as they found you

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  21. So cute. Dream of trying new techniques.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Beautiful- love the fabrics, the execution and the sentiment!

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  23. A wonderful little quilt! blessings, marlene

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  24. What a pretty block! Your little Molly looks so proud of it, too!

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  25. Bonito!E que nobre de sua parte doar,adoro.

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  26. Your Dresden is so cute. Thanks for sharing

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  27. very pretty and I am sure it will raise quite a bit of money in the auction.

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  28. Molly is adorable. I dare to dream I will finish Hubby's surprise quilt in time for his birthday lol.

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  29. What a lovely dresden - thanks for sharing!

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  30. Lovely mini Dresden. Thanks for sharing with us. And I like your choise of fabrics. I have a pile of them since my last visit in the US. Gives me some idea's.

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  31. Very nice, Kathy. I am almost ready to try a Dresden now. : )
    Wouldn't this be a great quilt with just these wee Dresdens?

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  32. WOW that is just precious---so is the furbaby :d

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  33. I do love mixing stitching with piecing - always wins in my book. Thanks for sharing your wonderment from Judy C

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  34. Great mini! Great model too.
    thanks for sharing on the hop.

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  35. Molly is a precious little model.

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  36. Hi!!! I love your dresden!!! Thank You

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  37. I love your small quilt! I have always like the civil war fabrics, just something soothing about them to me. What a great thing to use it as a donation! Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Kathy, super cute mini quilt. Luv the message...thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with us today. I'm dreaming of the day when our move back to Canada is behind me. I'm looking forward to being back but dreading everything that I have ahead of me to get me 'home'. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  40. It's a beautiful block with a beautiful saying...love it!

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  41. Holy smokes that is one small dresden. LOVE it!

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  42. I love the small dresdens!! So darling....

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  43. I love your dresden project. Very pretty and so is your little dog too..She is adorable.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. your mini is lovely, that must have been tricky to sew!

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  45. Dresdens are REALLY fun! Thank you for sharing.

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  46. I saw your header change last night and LOVE your little quilt. Great job and so very cute.

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  47. What a cutie pie showcasing your wonderful Dresden! Thank you for participating. Hugs and Happy Hoppin'

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  48. Love your Dresden and its colors! Great design. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Love it. The warm colors and wonderful sentiment in the center is just perfect!

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  50. I hope your pretty little Dresden is very successful at the auction.

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  51. Nice job on the dresdens. I'm dreaming of RETIREMENT...May 1st

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  52. Love your lil Dresden...and your cute model! :)

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  53. Your Dresden is adorable. I love the different fabrics that you chose for it. I must also say, I love the old sewing machine too. They sure go perfect together.

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  54. I really like this Dresden with the reproduction fabrics. And I think we all need to *Dare to Dream* every once in a while. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  55. The Civil War repros make such a pretty Dresden. I like the added touches of the stitchery, and beading, and so tiny!

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  56. What a great cause! I love the sentiment. The rick rack is cute. I'm glad you pointed out the beading. I didn't catch it in the picture and it is a very, very nice touch. Those details really make a piece really nice. Thank you for sharing and giving inspiration to me and others.

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  57. Rosemary B here: Awww Molly is adorable. I love dogs and cats soooo much.
    I really really like this little piece you made. Sweet colors and love the rick rack and stitching and beads.
    Adorable. Thank you for sharing

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  58. Lovely Dresden, and very fetching (lol) model!

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  59. I like the little Dresden plate. Very pretty.

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  60. Sweet little dresden, I like the rick rack. I'm dreaming a bit about spring, too, even though our winter's been pretty mild.

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  61. Beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose :)

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  62. Your Dresden is beautiful! I love the Spring Joy version too. I want to try that technique next time! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  63. Did you use templates or a dresden ruler? Lovely work.

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  64. Pretty Dresdens. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Great dresden! Molly is totally a keeper and your Singer...drool-worthy!

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  66. Your mini Dresden is adorable, especially with your dog posing with it!

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  67. Great job on the mini dresden. Love the Beading on it.

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  68. Lots of lovely details. Great job! Love that you are donating it to such a great cause, too.

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  69. Very lovely thanks for sharing

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  70. Poochie smoochies to Molly for being an excellent model! Also love the quilt your MIL made for you. Beautiful.
    xx

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  71. Molly is the right size for a mini! Sew cute.

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  72. Lovely job--I like the embroidered touch.

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  73. Thanks for your entry. I love the dog too

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