Quilt Story Block Party/VIBees Sneak Peek

Posted in Quilting Bees, Quilts, Swaps on Feb 08, 2011

So Quilt Story is having a fun little Block party over on their blog.  And since I’ve been wanting to try out this little Dresden for awhile, I thought it was the perfect day to give it a whirl.  Try out a fun little block–maybe win some prizes–it’s win, win–right?!?  I’ve made Dresdens before–both the pointy little guys and hand appliqued round ones–but I had something specific in mind for this block.  I pulled the fabrics for this one awhile ago–this is gonna be my request for my month, April, in the VIBees.

I wanted that fun polka background and center, & fabrics very much inspired by this quilt–by the way aren’t all of Mary’s quilts fabulous!?!  And I knew that I wanted a larger center–not the traditional small center, long “petals” type of dresden.  After raiding my stash, I started working on the size for my “petals”–for anyone interested, I used Darlene Zimmerman’s Easy Dresden Tool & this size is made when cutting from the 2″ mark to the 6″ mark.

The fabrics are a mix from my stash–I pulled pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, and aquas–sticking with the fabrics that had more of a modern floral feel to them along with a few polka dot prints.  Each Dresden plate requires 20 fabrics & I have a total of 42 pulled so it will be a fun bright scrappy quilt when it is finished.

I think this is going to make a fantastic quilt!  It’s been on my to do list for awhile and I can’t wait to see all of my pretty little blocks together!


25 to “Quilt Story Block Party/VIBees Sneak Peek”

  1. 1

    Very colorful and beautiful, Corey!! I love all the polka dots :)

  2. 2
    Katie B says:

    Very cool! This will be fun.

  3. 3
    Karee says:

    I have so wanted to create a Dresden Plate for a granddaughters top to match a Dresdany skirt. Your fresh colors motivate me to do it! Working through a luscious stash of fabrics in 2011!

  4. 4
    Jovita says:

    I love your blocks – the color selection is sublime!

  5. 5
    Patty says:

    So vibrant – I bet the finish will be gorgeous

  6. 6
    Anita says:

    Okay now I want to put my postage stamp quilt and my February birdie block aside and make fun dresden blocks. Oh my list is so long….

  7. 7
    mary says:

    Lovely! Dresden is one of my favorite blocks – definitely one of my favorite quilts.

  8. 8
    Angela says:

    Oh it will be fun to work on this for you! Dresden plate blocks are so satisfying when you finish them! And I love the look with the large center and of course all of the gorgeous polka dots!

  9. 9

    Super fun!! Can’t wait for all for those bright sunny fabrics to arrive at my door :)

  10. 10
    kelly says:

    i love the two different red polka dot fabrics together!

  11. 11
    Kristen says:

    Nice block!! It looks fantastic against the polka dots!

  12. 12
    Jackie says:

    Really, really cute! I can’t wait to see more of them together. I love polka dot backgrounds.

  13. 13
    Jessica says:

    Love it! I need to get on the dresden bandwagon.

  14. 14
    randi says:

    love it! you can’t go wrong with polka dots! :)

  15. 15

    Glorious! LOVE the polka dots.They make the dresdens look fabulous!

  16. 16
    wendy says:

    Gorgeous! I don’t usually like Dresden Plates but I love the big centre on this, it looks like a Sunflower

  17. 17
    Terriaw says:

    this dresden plate is SO gorgeous! I adore the polka dots and the colors. What a fun fun project!

  18. 18
    Hope says:

    Love this so much. Never have made a Dresden but it is on the list. Your reminds me of the one in Material Obsession.

  19. 19

    LOVE everything about this block…the colors, the prints, the dots….so fun and cheery! This will be one beautiful quilt!

  20. 20
    Preeta says:

    What a lovely, colourful dresden block. Lovely fabrics too. I love your work and I have been a follower of your blog. Thank you for all that Inspirations.

  21. 21
    NatQuebec says:

    it’s so cute !! I love your flower !

  22. 22
    Mandy says:

    Love your Dresden, its very cute!

  23. 23

    I LOVE these fabrics with the red dots! Wow!

  24. 24
    Quiltstory says:

    Love it! But you already know that by now!

  25. 25
    LMS says:

    […] can see my original post about these blocks here.  I cannot wait to see all of these fun blocks all […]

  26. 26
    Peggy Aront says:

    Your polka dot dresden flower block inspired me to buy the Easy Dresden template!
    What size did you use for the background piece? It looks like it’s about 9-1/2?

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