Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2013

Welcome to everyone visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
My name is Wendi and I'm so glad you stopped by.
I've enjoyed participating in the festival a few times.
It's a great source of inspiration and talent.
This time, I'm entering one of my favorite finishes in the wall hanging quilt category.

DS Doll Swap 3

This Little Dresden was made for a swap on flickr. I signed up for the swap, then realized it was for a swap using specific fabrics, Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Luckily I had a few on hand. My partner liked traditional patterns so I went with a Dresden Plate.

making progress

To spice things up a bit I made a double pointed dresden, and to my surprise
I was able to make each blade a different print.
I started putting all the blades together, not really convinced they would all play nicely together.
I really enjoy appliqueing, and I don't like working with white,
so the dresden circle was appliqued to Kona Grey. 

DS Doll Swap 3

DS Doll Swap 3

In the end I loved this sweet little dresden,
so much so that I've been thinking of making a duplicate for my sewing space.

Category - Wall Hanging
                                                                     Size - 14 X 14
               Techniques - applique, machine quilting
                                                          Quilting by - Me

A special THANK YOU to Amy for hosting this 
fabulous Festival, yet again. Be sure to check out all the beautiful quilts. 

Happy Stitching


  1. Great dresden - so modern, too! I love that you used the grey to back it, and the inside points are fantastic - I've never seen the middle done that way before.

  2. Very pretty! Love the colors and the quilting!!

  3. Super sweet. The color combo. is perfect and I esp. love the little swirl stitching right in the center.:)

  4. That's just beautiful! Love the fabrics and the quilting!

  5. I love dresdens and this one is beautiful! Love the fabric, love the gray, love the quilting, great job!

  6. i adore dresdens!! yours is beautiful.

  7. Wendi, this is gorgeous! I need more dresdens in my life!