Friday, October 28, 2011

bloggers quilt festival


this quilt has come to be known as mr dotty


I finished it earlier this year  for a young friend who chose the design from the  Material Obsession
Book 



It was my first Dresden Plate quilt & the mammoth job of appliqueing took me forever .
I struggled to find an applique  method using my sewing machine but 
eventually it all came together with much persistence & help from Ruth ( my quilting teacher )
and the beautiful quilting by Leone Ward

I have little patience for hand sewing
:(


The recipient loved it so much she themed her wedding around the colours

Make your way over the Amy's blog for more quilt candy





23 comments:

Studio Christine said...

great quilt!!

so pleased that all your hard work was well appreciated

Valentina said...

So amazing! What a gorgeous quilt, Lorraine, a real labour of love! And so happy! Well done, and thanks for sharing. By the way I also have a Dresden for Festival :) Greetings from Cyprus, Valentina

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful quilt!! How special that your friend themed her wedding around the colours you've used. It must have been a lovely wedding!!

cauchy09 said...

wow, that's an excellent classic quilt! i love the dots!

Mary said...

What a great quilt! I have always had a soft spot for Dresdens :) How sweet that your friend used the quilt as her inspiration! Thanks for sharing!!!

diane said...

I still have this quilt on my must make list. It is beautiful!

selfsewn@summerfete said...

It is lovely!
Such great colours.

carol fun said...

LOVE this quilt! Dresdens and polka dots - it doesn't get any better than that!

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissimo dresden plate, un blocco che amo particolarmente!
Ciao

Alisa said...

It's a beautiful quilt! I can't believe you gave it away... :-)

Kristine said...

Just beautiful. I love the background fabric you have used.

Maureen T. said...

I love your quilt! What a huge undertaking! This is on my "to do list" too! The fabrics chosen make it such a happy quilt. Beautiful!

Little Island Quilting said...

Lovely. I have the book too and this quilt is on my bucket list!

Angie said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! You did an awesome job!

Flying Blind... said...

This is one of my favourite patterns that I will probably never be able to master - yours is gorgeous!

Marit said...

This is so pretty! I have admired this pattern often, but never had a chance to try it out. Thank you for the inspiration. You have a very lovely blog!
; )

Lyanna L. said...

love that quilt. I have been wanting to learn how to make that dresden block but it intimidates me. =)

Lynne said...

Wow! Your quilt is amazing! I love the colors :)

Eileen said...

My son and dil gave me material obsession for Crhsitmas last year. Have only made on quilt but love them all. Yours is just perfect. I want to do the dresden someday. Love you got it done. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I love a good dresden quilt. I've made one too. Yours is lovely!

Sandra Kaye said...

What a lovely quilt. I love dresden quilts!! Come see me sometime at my blog. Hugs

Kit Lang said...

Mr. Dottie is lovely. :) thanks for sharing!

CHRIS said...

Love your dotty dresdens I have some too and lots of applique as well.