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Quilt Story Block Party/VIBees Sneak Peek

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!


Comments (26)

  • Very colorful and beautiful, Corey!! I love all the polka dots 🙂

  • Very cool! This will be fun.

  • 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!

  • I love your blocks – the color selection is sublime!

  • So vibrant – I bet the finish will be gorgeous

  • 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….

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

  • 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!

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

  • i love the two different red polka dot fabrics together!

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

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

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

  • love it! you can’t go wrong with polka dots! 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Love your Dresden, its very cute!

  • I LOVE these fabrics with the red dots! Wow!

  • Love it! But you already know that by now!

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

  • 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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