Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Dare to Dresden Bloghop! Day Four

Dresden Centre
Good day sunshine!This is my first appliqued circle, mentioned in yesterday's post. Not too shabby huh? I cut the circle and then tacked a 3mm hem before whip stitching it down and removing the tacking thread. And it is just the centre of my first ever dresden patchwork piece.
Dresden Cushion 2
Yes - I dared to Dresden! Having been so subdued with my colour choices on the front I let loose on the back. I've had these buttons in stash for years. So cute!
Cat Buttons
They remind me of that line from The Mikado "three little maids are we..."
Dresden Cushion Back
One last look at how my sofa now looks...
Dresden Cushion 1

I was feeling pretty chuffed with my dresden but not particularly inspired to do any more when I saw this one from Quilting Lodge Blog from yesterday's day of the Hop.

Isn't it lovely? It's paper pieced and I adore the effect. I have pinned it to my Patchwork Board on Pinterest.

Last time I participated in a hop I was planning a Rainbow Charm Square Swap for the New Year but...only 12 people signed up. Not enough to make it worthwhile. So...how about a New Year RCSS in February?!
Charm Swap Soon
Guidance and sign up form here. If I get enough sign ups within the next week I'll go ahead with it.

Now please please please go and visit the others taking part in today's part of the Hop.


77 comments:

Judy B said...

Your dotty Dresden pillow is beautiful! Love the kitten buttons. Thank you for sharing.

Theresa said...

Love your dotty Dresden pillow, it looks great next to your hexi pillow.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love your spotty cushion - great colours, love that hexagon one too - I havent tried making those yet - its on my things to do list! Thanks for sharing.

Patty C. said...

Love your pillow ;)

Teresa in Music City said...

Ooooo Dots!!!! Love your little pillow and the buttons are the icing on the cake!

Nati said...

It is really very cute! thanks for sharing.

Lyndsey said...

Love the Dresden pillow, so cute in polka dots and the buttons are fabulous. also like your hexi pillow.

Jeanie said...

Fun dots, just like your blog header! Thanks for sharing!

Fiesta said...

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

Sowing Stitches said...

Dots! :) Cat buttons! :) Thanks for sharing your darling pillow!

Thearica said...

Who doesn't love dots! Your dresden is fantastic!

patchouli moon studio said...

Dots are great and those cat buttons are so sweet.

Mommarock said...

Love how you make wild lil pillows. I think that is where I should try new things out. I need to get to the store and buy me some pillow forms.

Madame Samm said...

all for dots...you did good

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wonderful pieces...love the buttons...but really like the pink Dresden

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW- that dresen is gorgeous! Love the pillow and your three little maids on the back!

Nancy in IN said...

Great job on pillow. Thanks for sharing.

Auntie Em said...

Love your polka dot fabrics! It makes a very cheerful pillow, and the buttons on the back are a sweet surprise.

Just Carol said...

All those dots really make a lovely pillow. It's really beautiful on the front and the back...thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Your pillows are beautiful!!! Great job!

Britt-Inger said...

Your Dresden pillow is so lovely. Thanks for sharing

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your pillow - the colors are beautifully vibrant! blessings, marlene

carla said...

Hi!! Love your dresden!!! Very pretty!! Thank You

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning, sEw glad you 'dared to Dresden'. Your dotty pillow is wonderful...thanks for sharing with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

Gill said...

I love your dotty dresden!
Thank you for sharing!

Vicki H said...

Love the dots. Great looking pillow.

Christine L said...

I love the DOTS...and can't beat those kitten buttons! Thank you for participating. Hugs and Happy hoppin'.

Vickie said...

Your a most creative person, Loved all your pillows!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Sa-weet pillow and I love the hexie hiding behind it too! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous job on your pillow!

Crazy Amy said...

I heart polka dots! great pillow and the buttons are such a great surprise on the back. Thanks for sharing

Die Butjenterin Abschnitt said...

Your Dresden Plate are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

JudyCinNC said...

Beautiful pillow and beautiful backings. Thanks for sharing you wonderful work. I, also fell in love with the Dresden from Quilting Lodge yesterday. So much creativity this time. Thanks from Judy C

Leah said...

Those dots are stunning! Great job.

Needled Mom said...

I love your pillow. Very nice.

DeAnna S. said...

Love the dots and the buttons. Great job! Very pretty setup on your sofa. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

your cushion is fabulous, love the spottyness

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Dresdens and polka dots belong together. Your pillow is darling!!

Wendy said...

I clicked over to your pinterest, had a look at your Sashiko board and was shocked to find my clasp purse on there!! I also realised you were in the UK at that point, so I'm in for the rainbow charm swap, I'd ignored it before, thinking you were US based

Diann said...

I thought it was funny that you described your Dresden as subdued. It really isn't compared to some I've seen! It's very pretty.

Tammy said...

I really like your dotty dresden...You did a great job.
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Lana said...

I am like you..that one really inspired me too! She did a great job...but those pillows even the non dresden ones are beautiful...and who doesn't like a little kittie face with a little cute dresden...perfect!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Ficou bonito,parabéns!

gpc said...

I love those dots! Beautiful work! And I agree about the Quilting Lodge square - blew me away!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Love your polka dot dresden! That little button on the back of your pillow is darling! I too was inspired by Quilting Lodge's dresden. I sure has a certain pizazz to it!

Kim West said...

ooooh.... look at the polka dots!

OhioLori said...

Love the Polka Dots!!! (love your Hexie pillow too!) Your couch looks very inviting...happy lil' cozy spot for sippin' Tea! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love the dots...good job!

Quilting Lodge said...

Oh I love your polka dots! Your pillow looks fantastic!

Wendy said...

Love the polka dots! Your pillow is really lovely.

JanesQuilting said...

Oh, how cute. The pillow is very cute but the buttons....they sure do make the pillow!!

Joyce Carter said...

The pillow is very cute. Thank you for sharing.

Suze said...

I love polka dots and, of course, I love your pillow. I have two cats so I naturally love your buttons two. Is that corduroy on the back? Doesn't matter, it's cute! Very nice pillow. Until I really looked, I didn't notice that the Dresden is off center, a very nice touch. You did a very, nice job. Thank you for taking time to participte and inspire us. I just participated in a charm exchange at my quilt guild that was basically a rainbow exchange - sorry!

Char said...

Love the dots!

LJ said...

Your pillow with the dotty dresden is sweet.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: Beautiful pillow! I love the dresden, and the back is adorable.
Oh gosh, I also have gotten some great inspiration from these past few days! we have a lot of great projects to try.
Thank you for sharing yours, now get back to work haha ♥ ;-)

lefuntz said...

I'm seeing spots! And cute little buttons. I too loved the spin on dresden by Quilting Lodge. Sew creative!

Lou said...

Love the buttons!!! I have 2 black kitties:)
Oh and the polka dresden is adorable!!!!

Patty said...

I like your pillows, and have a *thing* for Dresdens and Hexes. I like all your Dresdens. Great job!

sandra said...

Love love your polka-dot dresden pillow.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Beautiful! i love your pillow!!

ljeanne said...

I love the polka dot Dresden plate. I just came home from a mini class on Dresdens. The timing was perfect for me. I can't wait to finish the quilt I started tonight. I am using 30's reproduction fabrics for these, very traditional in the U.S..

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Gina said...

Your Dresden pillow is beautiful! I love the dots!! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful Dresden pillow and I love the kitty buttons. Thanks for sharing.

Kris said...

I LOVE your Kaffe Spots Dresden!! It will go well with the one I am making!! LOL!! And those little kittie buttons are darling!!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your polka dots!!! Great cushion and that button is perfect!

Barb said...

That's a great pillow with all those polka dots. The back is adorable!

Barb said...

Hi - me again. Just wanted to tell you that I had no idea what 'chuffed' meant, so I had to Google it. Fun, fun.

evelyn said...

Love your dotty dresden. Colours are great.

Linda J said...

Love the lots of dots! What a fun pillow to add to the decorating mix!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Great pillov, lovely colors!

Michelle May said...

Modern and marvelous! I love them!

Just Quilt It said...

Very pretty fabrics! Lovely job!

Katherine said...

You had me from the moment I saw you made your dresdens using dots... then you showed those cat buttons. Oh, my goodness! How cute are they?! Well done, Lixie!

Pamela said...

Love your pillows. Thanks for sharing!

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