This is great!
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.
This is amazing, Mary - I totally love it!
Love the bright colors against the black text! What a great beginning!
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!
This is gorgeous! Just Beautiful!
This is fantastic! I am inspired.
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
I love the colors.
Dresden plates are on my things to do list. I love the colors and fabric you chose.
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.
This is a beautiful choice for the center of a medallion quilt. How large is the finished dresden?
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...
Do you have your journal done?
love it! Especially with the background fabric.
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!
Wow True ! This is beautiful . . . as a matter of fact, my center is almost identical (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 . . .
Kathie Oh don't modify your plan!! And I want to see it:-). And thank you and yes great minds do think alike!
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 :-).
Pretty rainbow! Can't wait to see where this goes.
Wow! Really love it - anything with black backgound does it for me. Nice job.
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.
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!
Mary, that was my thoughts. hehehehe
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?!
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!
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!
Well your fabric is certainly cute. This would make a great gardening journal too!
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.
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.
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.
Margaret's block is not showing in the sidebar, Mary (you insert the photo just like you would do on a group thread).
Caribousmom ok that is weird I did it that way and it showed and now it is gone? Will try again...
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!
Okay - I used the quick link feature - so maybe that is what you have to do to make it show up.
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
Every time I see this I LOVE it even more. Just gorgeous
Ha! You got the link to work YAY!!!
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 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
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.
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!
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
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/
not sure that pasted right so here...
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!
Quilterinmotion It is a lot of fun, hard work and yes amazing! Never know when there may be another one!
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.
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:-)
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!
Love, love, love this!!!!!
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.
Every time I look at this quilt, I smile! Can't wait to see it all done!
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:-)
oops I cannot type 86-87" not 97!!
HawkFan it is...I am thrilled...hey you want to see it in person? Maybe with binding on but maybe not...
You read my mind. I was thinking of asking you to bring it along if you wouldn't mind
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!!
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!!
This quilt is very appropriately named!
Just absolutely awesome!
I'm feeling green with envy too. Are you both going to be in Maine?????? I am.
Forgot word...where Audrey will be
Okay. I was going to butt in. Hope you two have a lovely meet-up! Hug Hawkfan for me!
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 Ha, ha, it's not like you don't have a reputation girl! And I'm not seeing the message you left. Where?
congratulations on a beautiful finish!
Oh Mary, this is so beautiful. I love the quilting you picked to have done, it is just perfect.
It's done!!! WOW WOW WOW
Quilt455 thank you...I have to give credit to quilter i just went with what she suggested! But I love it:-)
I have to say something, but what is left? It just sparkles!
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?
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!
This is so beautiful and inspiring. You all did great work! The colors are delightful.
I cannot explain how much I love this quilt! Beautiful!