Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ring Around the Rosy...

Just a quick post today with lots of pictures of my new dresden quilt...
"Ring Around the Rosy".
I know.
I've showed you several dresden quilts that I've made before.
But I can't stop making them!
I love them...seriously people...
I might have to go to dresden rehab!
My name is Lori...
 and I'm addicted to dresdens.



I used a light pink background for a soft "vintagey cottage" look...
which are the two words that I use to describe my Daisy Cottage line.

I also made cute little mini dresdens to go inbetween the larger ones.

Before I continue on talking about how I made the quilt...first just take a look at the quilting!!!!...my friend Helen quilted this one too.

Helen is just amazingingly talented...she did an over the top gorgeous job!

She knows I love swirls and feathered borders.

Mr.Honey hung Ring Around the Rosy off of the upper deck in the backyard so it would hang down to the patio for pictures.

I always love to photograph my quilts outside if possible because the
natural light is so beautiful.

Instead of the traditional appliqued circles in the centers...I thought it would be fun to use doilies and buttons.
I love adding crochet details to my designs.

I often add buttons too...all of the buttons in this quilt are different but all are a cottage white:)

Notice that these dresdens only have 12 blades instead of the traditional 20.
I think the wider blades show off
larger scale fabrics!


The blocks are large...
so only a dozen big dresdens and 
20 mini dresdens make a
full size quilt for a double bed.

By adding 4 more large dresdens and 5 more mini's it would be a nice queen size...

or you could make only 9 large dresdens and
16 mini's for a square quilt!
The possibilities are endless which brings me back to why I love dresdens so much:)

My Daisy Cottage FQ bundle and new patterns giveaway still is ongoing...thanks to all of you for your lovely comments and good luck!
xx
Lori



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112 comments:

Janet said...

You probably made all the little doilies yourself too! Lovely.

Janet said...

It's wonderful and I love the mini dresdens, don't go to rehab, there's no need really.
The buttons and the doilies speak vintage so well and I love the swirly quilting.

sonja said...

gid jeg kunne kreere så smukke ting:)

Christine M said...

I love that you've used doilies for the centres. They look great.

Lucky-1 said...

Your quilt is beautiful and so amazing....

HUGGLES
Lucky

ria vogelzang said...

Just love your beautiful dresden quilt!! I finished mine yesterday for my granddaughter. It was so much fun to make those lovely pettels!
Enjoy your weekend!

gill said...

I love the dresdens and the quilting is just perfect!
Did you make the plate centres? they set it off so well

Martina said...

Love this quilt. I am a big fan of dresdens and with these fabrics they look so elegant and precious! Thanks for all those pictures!

Patchwork and Play said...

There is a lot to love about Dresdens! Very pretty!

PiaEjby said...

Dresdens er lovely, the fabric is wonderfull og the quilting is realy great :-)

pamina said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love your choice of colors

Debbie said...

The buttons and doilies accent this quilt beautifully! I love the look of the large and small dresdens together and you did a wonderful job with those lovely fabrics, again!!

Laura VanVleet said...

OMG~I just died and went to heaven! This quilt amazes me!

Dorian said...

That's so lovely Lori! I like the small dresdens interspersed with the larger ones, so cute!

eatmoresmores said...

Your quilting is impressive!

Linda said...

I am in love with this quilt. I adore dresden's too. So beautiful!

mean sarah jean said...

I love dresdens too. I like that the middles are buttons and lace. It really makes it elegant. Very pretty!

Colleen said...

Beautiful! Did you add the buttons before or after quilting?

Fiesta said...

you are right Lori. The bigger blades do show off the lovely fabrics. You always do beautiful projects and your new fabric line is beautiful.

Dorothy said...

I really love this quilt, I have always wanted to make a Dresden plate and I love the colors of your. Great ideas for the doilies too!
Let me know when this pattern is available, I want this one too!
Dorothy in IL

Meri said...

I love this one, too! It's the perfect combination of colors, patterns and...DOILIES!! Swoon!

Anne said...

This quilt is very "Lori". I love the vintage feel. You've really outdone yourself!

Joan said...

Your dresden quilt is gorgeous and what a great idea to add the crocheted doilies. I just learned to crochet last winter so I'll have to try embellishing this way. Thank you!

Maxine said...

You make me want to do some dresden's..and I agree don't go into rehab....Again another smashing design..Love the names you give your quilts...And can you spare Mr Honey? I read one of your older comments when he took your Bernina all apart and fixed it..if my other half was to do tht we would have spare parts..Look forward to your next quilt..

Sherry said...

I have always wanted to make a dresden quilt, my grandmother made several and I love, love, love this one. It does show of your fabric beautifully.

sewinglady said...

Love the quilt! Excellent job!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful quilt. Perfect to showcase your fabric. I've made my first dresden plate and your'e right they are addictive. I have plans for more!

my happy bluebird said...

This is the epitome of "cottage" -- please don't go to rehab -- your "addiction" is refreshing and inspiring!

Katie Bennett said...

Wow, you just keep crankin' out cool looking quilts. They are vintage looking, but not so old-timey that I wouldn't love love love them in my home! I love the color combinations, They are so fresh!

Cathy H. said...

So Beautiful!! Of course, the fabrics are wonderful! I love the added touches of the doilies and buttons! They're just the right touch to make it perfect!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Ring Around the Rosy may be my favorite Lori - love the crochet centers ad large blades on the Dresden!

Liz said...

You are truly my sewing guru. I LOVE dresdens and the combo of them with your fabric is fantastic!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Beautiful quilt, The mini dresdens are just adorable :)

Anna C said...

I think this is my favorite. I have to admit that Dresdens scare me- maybe this will be my first! Thanks Lori, Anna

Cynthia said...

This is the prettiest dresden quilt I have ever seen! I haven't made any dresdens before, but have always wanted to. I will definitely buy this pattern. Thank you!

Needled Mom said...

That is just gorgeous!!! I LOVE the addition of the doilies and buttons. The quilting really is the frosting on the cake....beautiful!

Sandy said...

I love dresdens also....they do showcase the fabric, for sure! Clever centers with the buttons and doilies...thanks again, Lori!

Shannon said...

Wow!! I love dresdens also! The pink background is perfect. It allows those blades to show off. I also like the wider blades,

Hasapis Family said...

Just when I think I have a favorite..then this one is posted. I love the mini doilies!! I love it!

Leah said...

I love all the dresdens! I really like the lace doily centers. Beautiful job!

Brenda said...

A Dresden is on my bucket list. Yours is beautiful!

Kerri said...

This fabric in the dresden plate pattern just knocks my socks off. Oh heavens and the crochet and buttons. The colors are gorgeous. It's nice to hear you can just love a dresden plate over and over. I never get tired of looking at dresden plate quilts

Candice said...

Dresdens with doilies :)??!!! Oh, I'm in love!!!

poppyinpink said...

A super quilt blooming with dresden floweriness. The crochet (your work?) and fresh white buttons set it off beautifully, to a "T"! Oh Lori, you have some lovely ideas for quilts.

Nedra said...

I think of you everytime I see a Dresden. You inspired me with a tutorial on how to make them at Rae Ann's cabin, and I used your birthday gift to buy the template. Now I just need to get going and this pattern looks like the perfect place to start!

Carol said...

Love this quilt! I really like the 12 blades instead of 20 too. And the doilies in the center made it extra cute.. I would like to get this pattern and make it queen size for my bed.

Amy said...

Beautiful quilt! I love Dresden Plates! I also like the doilies you used.

Bolo heads said...

Now I am going to have to learn how to make dresdens. I love it love it. I hope you are having fun at market. I remember in the spring when I met you at the blog party how nervous I was to talk to you.

Phyllis said...

Wow! I really, really love this one. The doilies and buttons just make it complete!

Magicaldamselfly said...

Once again a gorgeous and oh so vintage piece of art. I love the doilies on this one, I am gonna have to use some on one of mine just to see what I can do. I can not wait for the release of these patterns. And of course this yummy line of fabric.

heidiabc said...

Dresden rehab :) lol! It is gorgeous and I love the wider blades showing off the fabric. The doilies and buttons are perfect!

Aquilter said...

Really do love the doilies and buttons. They add just the right touch! Hope you are having a great time in Houston!

Amanda said...

Beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

The quilt is awesome -- truly love the larger dresdens and adore the minis -- fabric is great and the quilting wonderful. Wow! Patti Wiggs

Kim Walus said...

I LOVE DRESDENS too! Maybe you can be the President of the local Chapter of Dresdens Anonymous and I can be your VP. Lol.

I must have this pattern asap! I would love to make this quilt for Kenna's bedroom. It's gorgeously darling and sweet!!! Have a great time at Quilt Market and I look forward to seeing more pictures and hearing all the exciting news!

Sue said...

That is just about as adorable as it gets! I love it. And that quilting caught my eye too. I just don't know how some people do this. Absolutely wonderful!

Cheryl said...

These Dresdens are wonderful! So do you suppose if we all made Dresden quilts and like you got hooked that you could start a Dresdens' Anonymous for us! I'll surely be making one of these, my DIL Loves anything vintage. Guess what she'll be getting for her birthday?

Delirious said...

Oh, I love the doilies, and the beautiful quilting pattern!

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt. My favorite so far. The doilies and buttons really add to the vintage feel. Lovely, lovely!

Darlis

raquel said...

So beafitul!!!!! Now I adore Dresden too!!! I need to learn it!!! And the fabric are wonderful!!!!

Terry said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Love this quilt!!!

Darlene said...

Another true winner, Lori. I have yet to make a dresden quilt although I've had grand plans. LOL I think it's time, don't you?

Love the doily and button centers - great touch.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

You are making me want to do Dresden's! Your quilt is just beautiful. Have a happy weekend!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

The quilting and pink reminds me of pink marshmallow fluff! Love it. Those Dresden's are great too! I'm so glad I took the time to go through your month of posts! each one is as spectacular as the last!

I'm placing your giveaway on my blog. secretly hoping for less competition for this beautiful fabric. I'm a little stingy.

Supergoof said...

I know how it feels,... I love dresden plates too,...
;o)

Wendy said...

Wow, so much work!! Love the doilies in the centres and the mini dresdens, very cute!

mblittle5 said...

I just love the Dresden plates!! the doilies are especially effective.

Quiltgirlie said...

I love the Dresden plates. The quilt is so beautiful.
Britta

toots2u said...

Beautiful quilting! I know I say this every time, but this quilt really is my favorite! Have a great weekend!

tabbiegirl said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful - LOVE IT!!! I have never made dresdens but I think I may need to try - with this gorgeous fabric, of course!

WandaFish said...

The doilies and buttons give such a quaint cottage finish to your gorgeous dresdens - Love the quilt!

Jan Marie said...

That pattern looks so fun. I love using buttons too. did you put the doilys on before or after quilting. I love dresdens too.

aztel2000 said...

I love Dresdens too and really like the fewer sections--that would make it much faster as well as showing off the fabric! The buttons and doilies are so cute.
Karen in Breezy Point

Michelle Jensen said...

Beautiful. I made a dresden table runner and matching pillow this spring and they really are fun. I love the way you can mix fabrics together because of the design pretty much everything works together. Thanks again for posting the pics... and btw, I linked your post to my blog and talked about how I love the pink and gray combo that is really an elegant retro design. Thanks again :) Hope you are having fun at the festival. One day in the future I will be apart of one :)

Beezus said...

You may have a dresden addiction, but I don't really think that rehab is in order -- your work is superb! I love the way you used the doilies and mini dresdens to showcase the larger ones. :)

Jana said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the quilting too. No need for rehab! It's a good weakness. Jana

Jana said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the quilting too. I think I just might have to make one of my own! Love your new line. Jana

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Lori youi are amazing....I love it!!! That is all....

Carrie P. said...

Dresdens are a good thing to be addicted too. Love the dollies on the center. great idea.

Helen L said...

Fantastic, fantastic quilt!! And I like the bigger blades: it gives me hope that maybe I could even make one!! And I love the mini dresden's too. CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS LINE TO COME OUT! IT IS SERIOUSLY TOO FUN!!!

scottylover said...

Love those bigger blades on the dresdens! And putting the little ones in between is too cute! Pink is my fave color, so you KNOW i love the background, too. :)

Sandy

Anonymous said...

I love that you've used doilies for your plate centers-I have so many vintage pieces & bits of lace that they might finish off some of my UFO's from ebay days!Susan

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the vintage goodies. I have also been blessed with yummy hand me downs like glassware, linen, and crocheted goodies. I am loving the dresden's on the luscious light pink background!!
J. Hanson

Elizabeth said...

This quilt is in my top three favorites of your new designs! (It is #2, if you were wondering.) I absolutely love the pink background and the grey border and Dresdens are 12 kinds of awesome! I love those crochet doilies in the centers. It really gives a nice, vintagey feel.

Beautiful work as always!

xo -E

Connie said...

Another beautiful quilt and I love the large dresdens! Your buttons and doilies add so much!

Sewn With Grace said...

Love, love, love this! I have not made a dresden yet, this may be the one!

Lois said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, I LOVE this quilt. Dresdens are my favorite and the colors are so perfect for it. Love those mini's too, and the doilies are a fabulous addition.

jmniffer said...

This quilt is AMAZING!! When my beginner quilting skills grow up I want to be able to make this. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

Marcia W. said...

I like the combination of mini and larger dresdens. Very pretty.

Cherise said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I'm really loving these fabrics! Especially with the pink! :)

cherilyn said...

Beautiful!!! Love the doilies for centers. Charming quilt!

Patty C. said...

I love dresdens - This quilt is awesome ;)

Melinda said...

Ooh! I love Dresdens! Yours are so lovely. But for some reason making them kind of scares me. Dresdens and circles. I know. I need to get over it and dive in!

Kelli said...

That is so beautiful, Lori! Just gorgeous!!

Nancy in WI said...

I am head over heels in love with your Dresden quilt and fabric...nothing else to say other than I have to make it and I have to have it! I am so excited about this one!

Moppy said...

Ohhhhh, I just love this, but I do not know where the pattern and fabric can be purchased ?!?!? Is it available? Your quilts are so fresh and pretty....thank you

Sheila said...

I love the mini dresdens! And I LOVE your new fabric line!!!

Heather A said...

Oh, man, you're killing me with your Daisy Cottage Dresdans! I have so been wanting to try a dresdan quilt and you're pushing me over the edge. I love this fabric the more I see of it.

The embellishments are sweet, too.

Carla G said...

I love all the little mini dresdens in between the big dresdens! Cool quilt! :)

Kim with a K said...

Love all your dresdens!
Pattern shows off your fabric beautifully!
Love the doilies and buttons too!

Sam said...

I love this line more every time I see it. and the dresdens, so cute.

AstaD said...

I am yet to invest in smart dresden plate ruller but this is a good motivator to do so! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanine said...

Your ideas are so perfect for your fabrics. This is delightful!!!

Bailey said...

Love a good dresden...but also scared to try one on my own :)

aztel2000 said...

I love your idea of a pieced scallop border--so much better than binding an actual scallop! The crochet accents are so pretty--guess I will have to brush up on my crocheting skills.
Karen in Breezy Point

Bev said...

Love this quilt! The doilies are such a wonderful idea.

Sherryl said...

Wow that looks amazing! And I seriously love that you used a pink backgroud. Why don't I ever use colored backgroud fabric? It looks awesome!
sunshdws@yahoo.com

Terrie said...

LOVE this quilt !!!!! Have been sooo wanting to give dresdens a try and yours is just the most georgouse one I have seen. LOVE the combination of the smaller and larger, had not seen that before and the crochet is just the perfect touch !!!

JoyceLM said...

I'll remember your tip about using wider blades to show off large print fabrics. Love the quilt.

Libby said...

Too cute! I have been afraid of the dresdens, but this....I have to try. This quilt is just "too cute". Love it, love it.

Libby said...

Too cute. I have always been afraid of dresdens, but his I'm going to do!

Wendy said...

I was so inspired by your dresden quilt with the doily centres I just knew it was the pattern I was looking for. I made mine with 20 petals and I used random sized and patterned doilies in the centres; no buttons, BUt the kicker for this was the fabric. A very close friend just recently lost her husband to Lou Gehrig's Disease. I offered to make her a quilt with her late husbands shirts. He was a a burly man's man, and she is a small woman who loves lace and flowers etc. I thought the plaid shirts and lace doilies was a perfect mix to symbolize their 45 years of marriage. Thanks for the inspiration. I am adding a link to my blog for a pic of the "almost" finished quilt.
http://wendy-itiswhatitis.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-forgot.html

It is done now and ready for gifting.

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