Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dare To Dresden

Dare to Dresden Hop is going on this week and today is my day to post.
It has been a weekend of dresdens for me as I prepared for the hop.
First, I had been itching to make a tiny dresden. This one measures 3 inches from point to point.
I turned it into a spiffy pin cushion. For my dresden template I took a small circle, folded in half over and over till I got eight wedges. Then I cut one of the wedges out as my template. Super easy and fast.


I also fiddled around with a 10 degree ruler and made a dresden with 36 plates.
The ruler I used orginally makes a 25 inch circle, but I cut my wedges from a 2.5 inch strip and got small flower petals so my circle measures 10.25 inches. I plan on turning this into a table topper. The wide center circle is the perfect spot to place a nice spring basket.



 I also worked on adding some more wedges to my pastel Dresden Quilt project that I started in September.
I still need to find 8 more pastel fabrics I like to finish up the circle.

It has been fun playing around with dresden plates the past couple days.  Make sure you check out all the other great posts going on today.  You can see them all here:


January 29th, 2013



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93 comments:

  1. Your tiny Dresden is darling! Also love the table topper. Thanks for tell how you made the little blades.

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  2. Your mini-Dresden is sew cute!

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  3. Love your super cute Dresden pincushion, it's gorgeous.

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  4. Oooh I love your little pincushion - so cute and the larger dresden is fabulous too. I didnt realise you could add or remove petals as I am new to dresdens - will have to have another play now! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. LOVE your pincushion & your Dresden - Gorgeous !!!!

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  6. Your little pincushion is just too adorable! And I love your tabletopper too :*)

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  7. That pincushion is adorable!! pinning it to my small treats board on pinterest! thanks for sharing!

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  8. Your little pin cushion is so cute and the table topper is great, the centre is perfect for sitting a bowl or flowers on.

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  9. Very cute. Love the pin cushion and that one with all the blades? Wow!

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  10. That 36 blade dresden is AWESOME! It is so beautiful and I can see all sorts of applique items taking center stage on that circle! Thanks for sharing today.

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  11. What a cute pin cushion and a great way to use a Dresden.

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  12. Great dresdens! Love the large center circle to set things on. Nice job!

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

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  14. I love your pin cushion and your beautiful 'sunflower'!

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  15. Your tiny pincushion is so cute! I wonder just how small someone could actually go with the dresden... Maybe good for a dare all in itself. :)

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  16. What a sweet little Dresden pincushion. Your table topper is great too.

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  17. Love that cutsie lil ol pin cushion!! It is truly darling!

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  18. ohhh how lovely..you ladies and your dresdens are remarkable.. I am sew pleased you joined in...the pin cushion is exceptional

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  19. Your colors are just beautiful and I love the projects you made! Very creative!

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  20. This one is really different with the huge center...and I love it!

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  21. Beautiful! Love the cheery colors- they make my heart sing!

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  22. Love love love your pincushion. :) And I was thrilled when I found a picture of a long-haired wienie dog---I am owned by one long-haired and one short-haired. My love affair with these little dogs has lasted over 20 years and two sets---I adore them---add those to quilting and I'm hooked on your blog. :D

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  23. Pincushion idea is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful Dresdens...I love both of them! Your little pincushion is adorable. :o)

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  25. Your projects are all just beautiful!! Your table topper will be so pretty with a vase of flowers on top!(Well, it's pretty without the flowers, too!!!)

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  26. Your small pincushion is very lovely. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  27. I love your pieces, especially the table topper. That's a perfect place for any centerpiece! blessings, marlene

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  28. I enjoyed touring your blog. You are so talented~!

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  29. I love your blog and your dresdens are great!

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  30. Two great projects - I love them both!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Leah...your pin cushion is sEw sweet and your pastel blades sEw pretty. They will make a gorgeous quilt for sure. Thanks for sharing in the hop, happy stitching, Pauline

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  32. Lovely Dresdens.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love your dresden pincushion. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Love your PINNIE! Way to take the Dare and run with it. Thank you for participating. Hugs and Happy Hoppin'.

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  35. I do too! What a cute size! Thanks for the ideas of how to make our own. K-

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  36. The pincushion Is "sew" cool !

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  37. Lovely fabrics and your pincushion is adorable!

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  38. Amazing that you made your own pattern for the sweet pincushion! It is just adorable!

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  39. SO FUN! Love your idea to fold the paper to get your template. LOVE the mini pincushion!!!

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  40. Love that pin cushion! I am so fond the small blades for dresdens. Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Your Dresden Plate are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  42. a cute pincushion and I love your table topper.

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  43. Your little pincushion is darling as is your table topper plate.

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  44. I sure have seen some wonderful Dresdens from people just playing around - and yours is no exception. The little pinchcushion is wonderful. Just beautiful and thanks from Judy C

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  45. I love the contast of your huge dresden with lots of thin blades and your tiny dresdent with just a few wide blades

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  46. Great ideas. I love the tiny Dresden pin cushion..so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Your tiny Dresden is so cute. I plan to try something like it one of these days. I also like your larger one with the yellow center. It's like a great big flower.

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  48. Seriously WANT your pincushion...Great job!!

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  49. Beautiful .. I lov0e tehm both.. But the smaller one is calling my name...lol
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  50. Love the pincushion. So cute.

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  51. Awwhhh... I really like the last one...looks so happy!

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  52. What a delightful difference in size! Adorable pin cushion and beautiful plate.

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  53. Muito lindo,parabéns.Estou seguindo agora GFC 182.

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  54. what a great little pincushion... cute!

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  55. what a great little pincushion... cute!

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  56. Love your pin cushion!!! So fun! Thanks for sharing :)

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  57. Your pin cushion is just wonderful!

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  58. The pincushion is darling, and I love all the points on the table topper too!

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  59. You pincushion is adorable. I love the bright colors.

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  60. The pin cushion is darling. Thanks for explaining how you came up with the template. Most usually it seems that a special dresden ruler is being used; I loved your explaination especially with such a small one.

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  61. Love your Dresdens, but I am blown away by the one on the pincushion. It is so tiny.So cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  62. I think everyone loves your Dresden pincushion. I adore your 36 blade Dresden table topper. A basket will be perfect on it. I know it had to be tedious to get your seam allowance perfect for it to lie so flat. It is astounding. I had heard of a 10 degree ruler and had yet to see something made from it. You have quite an eye for color. Great job. Thank you for inspiring all of us.

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  63. Love the tiny Dresden, but the large sunflower table topper is stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Rosemary B here:
    I adore the pin cushion. I am gonna make one now, it is sooo cute. Your large dresden plate will look really nice with a basket on that large center!
    thank you for sharing your amazing creativity

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  65. Cute little pincushion! I need a new pincushion and have been collecting ideas. Maybe a baby dresden!

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  66. How cool is that pincushion. I really like that. If you have no objections, I am going to make one.

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  67. Thanks, Leah, your Dresden plates are very pretty! Thanks for the folding circle idea.

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  68. I love the mini-dresden so cute as a pincushion.The tabletopper is adorable too.

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  69. I LOVE your pincushion!! I am going to have to try making one! It's adorable! I never would have thought to use a circle!

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  70. From the tiny pincushion to the table topper, you have shown that there is a Dresden for every quilt. :-)

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  71. Oh my goodness, your Dresdens are too cute! I especially LOVE the pin cushion - it's so fantastic. Thank you for sharing!

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  72. Very sweet. love the big circle in the middle :):) hugs

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  73. I love the pincushion! But, both Dresdens are pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Your dresden mini on the pincushion is so cute! I love the flower table topper and agree a basket would look beautiful in the center!

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  75. Darling Dresdens!! The pincushion is sooooooo cute!!!

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  76. Love your pin cushion - just too cute!! Wow, that's a lot of little blades on your table topper! Looks great!

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  77. Those are definitely tiny blades, but they work so well on the pin cushion. And your large Dresden will be perfect for a table topper. Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Cute little pincushion, but your table topper is wow!

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  79. Here I thought the pin cushion was adorable enough but you topped it with the table topper! Well done.

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  80. wow the little pincushion is so gorgeous and your dresdens so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  81. Everything is so pretty! Loving the pincushion. Sweet!

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  82. I love your pincushion, and your table topper will look fabulous!

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  83. Love the tiny pincushion and the larger dresden. So many neat ideas in these blogs.

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  84. Beautiful projects and I really love the tiny pincushion!

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  85. Your Dresdens are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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