Today is Day 4 of the "Dare to Dresden" blog hop, organized by Madame Samm and hosted by Christine .
Over 100 quilters signed up for this blog hop, with several bloggers each day sharing their adventures in making Dresdens. I'm glad you have dropped in today for my turn.
When I first learned about the "Dare to Dresden" blog hop, I immediately knew which Dresden project I would like to try. It's a pattern called "Kaleidoscope" from a book by Amanda Herring called "Big Fun With a Little Fabric", and has been on my "to-do" list for a long while. Here is Amanda's quilt:
I love how varying the size of the petals on the dresden flowers gives them such a different look.
I started with this fabric as my inspiration,
and chose to make Dresdens in these colorways:
Amanda's quilt is big enough for a bed, but I wanted a wallhanging, so I made all of my Dresdens smaller than the pattern called for. In doing so, I had to come up with a different arrangement, but here is what I have on the design wall so far:
I'm not quite done with my design. I'm thinking of adding some smaller Dresden flowers in the blank spaces. I'm also thinking of raising up the bottom border, and having part of the large green flower extend over it like it was falling right out of the quilt.
The center circles are not sewn down, and I may make them bigger. The whole look of the Dresden changes when you adjust the size of the center circle. For example, from this:
Lots of room for adjustments yet with this quilt, but it has been fun to play with making Dresdens of various sizes.
I'm glad that I took the dare. It encouraged me to just get out those fabrics and give it a try.
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