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:

Patty C. said...

Molly is too cute - Lovely post ;)

Judy B said...

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

Theresa said...

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

Sunshine Girl said...

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

audrey said...

Beautiful dresdens! Very sweet.:)

Teresa in Music City said...

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

Nati said...

Great stitching love the saying and your cute dresden!

Lyndsey said...

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.

charlotte said...

Very cute. Nice job and thanks for sharing today.

Fiesta said...

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

Lesley said...

Your Dresden mini is wonderful! Well done!

Jeanie said...

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

Kath said...

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

Blessings, Kath in England.

Thearica said...

Your Molly looks like my daughter's Chloe!

Love your dresden~

Kate said...

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

Sowing Stitches said...

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!

patchouli moon studio said...

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

Mommarock said...

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

Gail said...

Love the quilt holder.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Molly does a great job!! Nice Dresden

Ellen said...

Both are adorable!

Madame Samm said...

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

Madame Samm said...

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

Nancy in IN said...

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

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

I love it! Perfect fabrics!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

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

StitchinByTheLake said...

A wonderful little quilt! blessings, marlene

Linda said...

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

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

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

Britt-Inger said...

Your Dresden is so cute. Thanks for sharing

Carrie P. said...

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

cajunquilter said...

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

Gill said...

What a lovely dresden - thanks for sharing!

InGa said...

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.

Janet O. said...

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

Angie said...

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

JudyCinNC said...

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

Vicki H said...

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

Vickie said...

Molly is a precious little model.

carla said...

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

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very sweet and true too!

Crazy Amy said...

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.

Leah said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

Quilt n Queen said...

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

Needled Mom said...

Very cute!!!

Just Carol said...

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

Caroline said...

Holy smokes that is one small dresden. LOVE it!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

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

Tammy said...

I love your dresden project. Very pretty and so is your little dog too..She is adorable.
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Wendy said...

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

Libby said...

Dresdens are REALLY fun! Thank you for sharing.

Deb said...

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

Christine L said...

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

DeAnna S. said...

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

MooseStash Quilting said...

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

Kim West said...

what a sweet little quilt!

Diann said...

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

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

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

OhioLori said...

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

JanesQuilting said...

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.

Joyce Carter said...

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.

Wendy said...

Such a sweet dresden!

Auntie Em said...

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

Suze said...

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.

Pierro said...

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

gpc said...

Lovely Dresden, and very fetching (lol) model!

Patty said...

I like the little Dresden plate. Very pretty.

LJ said...

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

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose :)

Gina said...

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!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

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

Cecilia said...

Pretty Dresdens. Thanks for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

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

Barb said...

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

Mary said...

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

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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

sandra said...

Very lovely thanks for sharing

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

so gorgeous quilt and dog too ☺

Michelle May said...

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

evelyn said...

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

Just Quilt It said...

Lovely job--I like the embroidered touch.

Lyn said...

Thanks for your entry. I love the dog too