Happy by True

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Dresden plate
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-05-04T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-08-29T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This will be my center block for a Round and Round Quilt.  It will pass through the hands of 10 other amazing quilters before it returns to me!  It will start its trip in June and travel many miles country wide... before returning to Maine. 

Update 5-18-13 all sewn on and ready to go in June!

6-1-13  Made a really simple journal cover.  Would make changes if did it again but it will work. Decided one I purchased, and loved, the rings were going to cause issues for all of us when mailing it.  I chose this fabric as it is summery and that is how it felt here yesterday;-)  But flowers grow and bloom with care and love and that is what my center will do in all of your hands!

Update 8-14-14 (I have used Wendy's picture of the completed quilt top) I just dropped this top off at the long arm quilter who will be quilting it for me.  I am so excited and cannot wait to have it back and see it quilted.  While I was pressing it I got to look at it up close and personal and was once again just blown away by the both the workmanship and artistic talent.  Really this is an amazing work of art I will be lucky enough to have on my bed!!! And the quilter was also just blown away.  I may have it back as early as next week so will post pictures then and then will bind it.  Thank you all again.  Oh and I named it "Happy" as someone told me when they look at it the Pharrell Williams song is what comes to their mind and I so agree.  

Update 8-26-14 Just picked quilt up from Long Arm Quilter and I am so happy I want to cry.  It is gorgeous! And all that is left is binding...thank you all again so much.  She was also amazed at how gorgeous it was, the workmanship (or womenship;-) and the creativity!!

Change of binding plan after consultation with Wendy, Audrey and Terry...think will be going with a solid black to not draw attention away from gorgeous quilt!  (not very good pictures)

Done 8-29-14   Thank you all I love it and onto my bed it will go...sorry lighting is not good...


Pictures

Black binding
Quilting done
Done and ready to go
Mymble's round
Sewed onto black with rainbow variegated thread

Loves

Seeneed
cedacanthus
hatchk8
Skynme
Gico
lynnst
Readerowl
Saruqa
threadovmetal
danadane
HawkFan
CLS17
Kat
bebejohnson
janepez
Sewbusy64
Rebeccajeffsmith
Sewzalot

Comments

Kruppcake

This is great!

Readerowl

Love the text print with the rainbow. It is a real WOW beginning!I have a wedge/dresden ruler on my wishlist. Did you use one? Recommendations? 'Sometime' by the end of the year I'm determined to try a dresden of some kind.

Caribousmom

This is amazing, Mary - I totally love it!

Terryt1955

Love the bright colors against the black text! What a great beginning!

Mymble

awesome!

True

Mymble Terryt1955 Caribousmom Kruppcake Thank you...I have to say this felt like a major decision!!!;-) But I am really happy with it now it is almost done. And cannot wait to see what happens as it grows!

True

Readerowl Thank you I did use the dresden ruler and have for each one I have made...I have varied length and thus final size a bit. (I want to figure out how to make different widths as well but have not gotten that far yet!) I have the Darlene Zimmerman Easy Dresden one. I also have a tutorial I used but I am going to rewrite it to add my own notes as I have learned somethings from other blogs and my own practice that help me. When you get ready I am more than willing to share those tips in case they help you as well!

Laweigel

This is gorgeous! Just Beautiful!

True

Laweigel thank you so much!

janepez

This is fantastic! I am inspired.

True

janepez thank you so much that makes my day!

True

Carolmarie Thank you now just need to stitch dresden to backing!

True

Carolmarie Right now it is 13" square...once I sew dresden plate on I will decide if I leave it at 13 or trim down to 12.5

Sewexcitedquilts

I love the colors.

Emedoodle

Beautiful!

True

Emedoodle Sewexcitedquilts thank you both:-)

Drnic2c

Dresden plates are on my things to do list. I love the colors and fabric you chose.

True

Drnic2c thank you so much... I have just started making them recently as I was afraid of them...and now just love them to pieces and they are not hard at all. I do mine totally on the machine.

Mouseinmypocket

This is a beautiful choice for the center of a medallion quilt. How large is the finished dresden?

True

Mouseinmypocket Thank you...the whole block is 13" so the Dresden must be right around 11". I remember I used the 4.5 line on the ruler...

Terryt1955

Do you have your journal done?

Whatthebobbin

love it! Especially with the background fabric.

True

Terryt1955 No...and I changed my mind on what I am using...I was going to make a cover for a notebook and then saw one I loved at amazon so bought it instead. It arrives Tuesday!

True

Carolmarie Whatthebobbin thank you...I am definitely officially in love with it!

Kathie

Wow True ! This is beautiful . . . as a matter of fact, my center is almost identical flushed (great minds)! I like the idea of having a variety of colors for border choices but now I'm wondering if I should go with my second choice in order to have some variety in centers???? Ugh! I hate decisions . . .

True

Kathie Oh don't modify your plan!! And I want to see it:-). And thank you and yes great minds do think alike!

Terryt1955

Yes Kathie , post a picture!

Kathie

Ok, it'll be posted soon. I'm just making two of them to see which color scheme I'd like to use. I've been living with the fabrics for a few days :-).

True

Kathie Ok I will wait kind of patiently;-) Now Terry +1955 may not be as patient;-)!!

Rebecca

Pretty rainbow! Can't wait to see where this goes. smile

twistedandloose

Wow! Really love it - anything with black backgound does it for me. Nice job.

True

twistedandloose Rebecca thank you both! And Rebecca I cannot wait either since it will not be in my control will make it quite the trip!!

Quilt455

I do not know how I missed this one. I just love it. Can't wait to see what all the wonderful quilters come up with. these colors are great and the journal will just make the whole process more special.

True

Quilt455 Thank you and you can go see Wendy and visit them as they come through!!

True

Carolmarie Thank you and LOL...so will be very interested to see what you changed it to... I was going to make my journal match center but wanted to do something simple for cover and loved this fabric that has been sitting and waitng to be used!

Quilt455

Mary, that was my thoughts. hehehehe

Terryt1955

Carolmarie you crack me up. You should see the visual in my head with your "girly" color scheme next to the Harley memorabilia. So now what colors are you going for? And are you going to incorporate chains into the block?!

Terryt1955

I think I'm the only one not making a journal cover! At least I found a really cute ready made one. The print on it looks like a Bonnie and Camille print!

True

Terryt1955 I was not going to make a cover...but had issues;-) and this was a pretty basic cover so not much work. I modified a tutorial and made some errors in my thinking but hey it works!

Terryt1955

Well your fabric is certainly cute. This would make a great gardening journal too!

True

Terryt1955 Oh it would!

Mymble

Terryt1955 No. me as well- my journal just didn't need it-need to get a pic up and then you'll see why:)- love your gardening theme cover True ..... oh my the mailing day is drawing near- so excited:))))

Terryt1955

Carolmarie Don't worry about using neutral colors. It will end up looking timeless and no one will be able to identify what "era" it came from. It will also not run the risk of being overly busy so you'll never tire of it. Just DO IT!!! LOL.

HawkFan

what a great idea using a text print as the background. A dresden square is the next one on my block of the month class. I've done white backgrounds on all of the blocks so far but now you've got me thinking. Wonder how it would look to have several with a background like your has.

True

HawkFan Thank you and I took my inspiration from others on here and pinterest and blogs! When I look back on my long quilting journey I had never even used white at all until a year or so ago and now I have moved in all kinds of directions that are inspired by others. I think your idea would look wonderful. And I LOVE dresdens and only tried to make one because of Threadbias! They really are not hard...just take time so not a quick block.

Caribousmom

Margaret's block is not showing in the sidebar, Mary (you insert the photo just like you would do on a group thread).

True

Caribousmom ok that is weird I did it that way and it showed and now it is gone? Will try again...

True

Caribousmom ok I give up I do it and it shows and then when refresh page it is gone! cannot do it as quicklink as it is not first picture anymore on her project page!

Caribousmom

Okay - I used the quick link feature - so maybe that is what you have to do to make it show up.

Justine

love it!! i love the dresden pattern... i have one that has a heart shape rather than round... im dying to try... its on my list! lol

True

Justine thank you I love dresdens! Where did you get the heart shaped one?

Mymble

True I love Rebecca's addition to your center- it is wonderful!

Skynme

Every time I see this I LOVE it even more. Just gorgeous

CLS17

Love this!!

True

CLS17 Skynme Mymble aren't their additions amazing! Just love how this is evolving and becoming:-)

Caribousmom

Ha! You got the link to work YAY!!!

True

Caribousmom this time I could do what you told me too!

ohiorosemary

Know what I thought when I saw this? Your very own colorwheel!!! SO PRETTY!!!! Color choices are so beautiful together. You are truly a gifted quilter.

True

ohiorosemary What kind words thank you so much!

cally68

True this is absolutely beautiful! 1. I love, love, love text prints. 2. I love Dresden plates. 3. I love rainbows! It's my quilt trifecta! Unfortunately, I have no text print, I have never attempted a Dresden plate, and I have not done a rainbow design! Lol

True

cally68 well all of that can be taken care of very easily. Dresden's are much easier than they look and I do mine all on machine. Fun and truly not hard. And I buy my text print online as my LQS has just started carrying a few of them but not many and never before. And I have never done a rainbow block until someone requested one for one of the bees...and then I was off and running so you can be too;-)! And thank you.

True

cally68 by the way I was looking at my Honeycrisp fabric (that I bought thanks to you!) and thinking it would make a great collection for a dresden plate!

cally68

True hmmmm..... You had me at honeycrisp! What a great idea! I need to get over my "newbie" phobia and move on to new things like Dresden plates. It's on my list of things to do for 2014. EEK!!! I'm scared! Haha

True

cally68 I operate under the theory that in the privacy of my own home no one knows what I am working on so if it comes out horrible I am only one who knows;-) Here is the tutorial I use there are a couple things she does not mention that I learned from others but it is a good one. And if you want to make one let me know and I will tell you those couple of things as they help! w.stitcherydickorydock.com/dresdens-decoded-tutorial/

True
Quilterinmotion

Beautiful medalliion, True . I wish I had heard about this Round and Round Robin in time to participate. The results are going to be incredible!

True

Quilterinmotion It is a lot of fun, hard work and yes amazing! Never know when there may be another one!

Quilterinmotion

Hopefully if there's another one, True , I'll be paying attention. The Improv Robin is fun but I think I'm more in tune with the traditional and love the idea of the medallion. I'll keep my eye open for another one in the future. Can you tell you where you buy your great text fabric online? I haven't seen much in the LQS' either.

True

Quilterinmotion I shop around but have gotten some at Hawthorne Threads and Stash Modern (She has all kinds including bundles which I have done to get a few different kinds). I am too traditional for an improv one so I get it:-)

HawkFan

OK so now I've got that song stuck in my head but that's not a bad thing. They played it at the end of my son's college graduation ceremony so it will always have that wonderful association for me. How will she quilt it? I'm so excited to see it finished and it is just beautiful!

janepez

Love, love, love this!!!!!

True

janepez thank you! I feel so lucky that this is mine!! HawkFan it has been stuck in mine as well;-) But at least I like the song! She is going to use pearl thread (a pale gray IMHO) and an all over pattern that includes some feather looking designs in it that goes with some of the designs in many of the fabrics. I do not know how else to describe it. I cannot wait to see it.

Vwgirl

AWESOME!!

True

Vwgirl thanks...

Caribousmom

Every time I look at this quilt, I smile! Can't wait to see it all done!

True

Caribousmom :-) me either!!!

True

Carolmarie It is 86-97" square so way beyond my abilities and patience. And I am actually excited to have her do something different that I would never be able to do. I just ordered binding fabric so will be ready when it is done! And I cannot wait to see both your quilts done:-)

True

oops I cannot type 86-87" not 97!!

HawkFan

Beautiful quilting!!!

True

HawkFan it is...I am thrilled...hey you want to see it in person? Maybe with binding on but maybe not...

HawkFan

You read my mind. I was thinking of asking you to bring it along if you wouldn't mind

True

HawkFan :-). I would love you to see it!!

Terryt1955

How exciting, both the quilting and getting to meet and show HawkFan the finished quilt!

True

Terryt1955 I am so excited on both accounts!!

True

Carolmarie I love the thread it is a very pale gray called pearl. She said it would actually work better than white as she felt white would "sit on top of quilt" more. I went with what she recommended and am so glad I did.

Audrey ( HawkFan ) and I are meeting this Saturday and I cannot wait.

Caribousmom

I love looking at this quilt, Mary! The quilting just pulls it all together...and the black binding is, I think, the perfect finishing touch. Gorgeous! I'm feeling a little green with envy that HawkFan gets to see this one in person!! Would love to be with you on Saturday!!

True

Caribousmom And we would LOVE to have you there!! Thank you for the help with binding and I am feeling so good that black is right choice!!

Firetones

This quilt is very appropriately named!

True

Firetones thank you!!

danadane

Just absolutely awesome!

Quilterinmotion

I'm feeling green with envy too. Are you both going to be in Maine?????? I am.

True

Quilterinmotion no I am heading south a bit down towards Audrey will be.

True

Forgot word...where Audrey will be

True

danadane thank you!!

Quilterinmotion

Okay. I was going to butt in. Hope you two have a lovely meet-up! Hug Hawkfan for me!

Terryt1955

Good thing Conniharns and Quilt455 won't be there this Saturday or you'd have to check their bags before they left. Now who knows about HawkFan ??

Conniharns

Terryt1955 Oh that's brutal Terry!!! And I just left you a very nice message.....gosh!!!

HawkFan

Terryt1955 you know.....I will have a pretty empty suitcase since it had mostly my daughters college stuff in it on the way out. Oops, did I just say that out loud?

Conniharns

HawkFan Yea Hawkfan ...go for it!! Hope you have a fun day together!!

Terryt1955

Conniharns Ha, ha, it's not like you don't have a reputation girl! And I'm not seeing the message you left. Where?

True

Conniharns Terryt1955 HawkFan LOL I did not even think about this issue...hmm...and I will have four quilts with me as have the three charity ones to drop off as well!!! Well we are going shopping for fabric so I will just have to encourage Audrey to spend money and fill her suitcase that way;-)

Conniharns

Terryt1955 It's on the Diva site!!!!

Readerowl

congratulations on a beautiful finish!

True

Readerowl thank you and thank you for your beautiful work!!

Quilt455

Oh Mary, this is so beautiful. I love the quilting you picked to have done, it is just perfect.

Caribousmom

It's done!!! WOW WOW WOW

True

Quilt455 thank you...I have to give credit to quilter i just went with what she suggested! But I love it:-)

True

Caribousmom feels so good!!!

Charwirfs

I have to say something, but what is left? It just sparkles!

True

Charwirfs Carolmarie thank you...I slept under it last night and as I told some others I felt surrounded by the positive energy of all these wonderful women!

Seeneed

I love it. We are planning to do a round robin quilt at our quilt guild next year and I was wondering how many rounds you did on this?

True

Seeneed thank you...there were seven rounds on mine counting my center. I would recommend six people in a round robin if I was to do it again. But it really depends how big want final quilt to be. It is an amazing journey filled with loads of learning...and obviously gorgeous quilts in end. Look forward to seeing yours!

Tuesdayschild

This is so beautiful and inspiring. You all did great work! The colors are delightful.

True

Tuesdayschild thank you...it is so amazing to look at each day! I am so lucky.

Ormondbeach

I cannot explain how much I love this quilt! Beautiful!

True

Ormondbeach thank you so much...it is amazing and I sleep under it every night and never tire of looking at it and touching it!

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