Friday, November 8, 2013

Hand Drawn Giant Dresden

So happy to finally be able to share this quilt!  I loved every minute I spent making this one.  Watching the magic that happens when Anna Maria Horner's fabrics play together is just so much fun.  All prints used were from her Hand Drawn Garden Collection.  I wavered back and forth about buying the entire collection for a while.   Something about it kept calling me back to my etsy favorite page, where I'd just look at the pictures of it until I finally hit the button.  This gorgeous room redo over at Olivia Jane Handcrafted totally sealed the deal as soon as I saw all of the beautiful photos.
Once the fabric arrived I stared at it not sure how to use all of the prints.  The giant Dresden idea hit me and I knew  this collection and that pattern would be a great combination.
I used Rita's tutorial over at Red Pepper Quilts for all of the cutting measurements.  For my ruler I used this OmniAngle Wedge Ruler I scored from Joanne's for 50% off. 
Giant Dresden

Spray basted, straight line appliqued.

A Juliana Horner print from Joanne's was totally perfect as the backing.


Concentric circles for the center flower and loopy quilting for the outer white area.
 Scrappy binding, machine sewn.
I also made this lovely lady to go along with the baby quilt which was a gift. 
Recently I've been obsessed with crocheting around around embroidery hoops thanks to these two awesome tutorials by Heart Made Life and Sew Chatty.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the hoops until I saw this gorgeous pillow by Ale and then I knew I had to make some beautiful hair silhouette girl.  Unfortunately the pattern she used had been retired and so I had to get creative.  I used some clip art I found and traced the lines I wanted to stand out.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
And last but not least, here is my entry for the Low Volume round of the X-Factor Pillow swap. So fun to make this one, just really relaxing and easy so I named it Easy Breezy.
Easy Breezy
Thank you for stopping by to visit!  Happy sewing!


  1. I am soooo excited, I just found you! Beautiful blog, beautiful, yummy projects! Extremely inspiring! Thank you!

    1. I am so happy you found me too! Welcome! Over the years I've found some beautiful, inspiring, and helpful blogs that I really enjoy reading. It is nice to hear that you think the same of my mine. Thank you for visiting!

  2. Love love the giant dresden - amazing!! And the cushion cover.

  3. Great job on the baby quilt and the pillow is to die for. Love it all.

  4. Your AMH Dresden is lovely! And that pillow is so cute, I've just got to do a low volume project!

  5. Low volume projects always look great, thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks for the love girly!!!! I love the way your lady come out! Do you still have my number from sewing summit? You can text me anytime <3

  7. The dresden quilt is gorgeous. I love that collection too. And that pillow--what a perfect way to use up a bunch of scraps. If I will ever stop making scraps making more quilts.

  8. Gorgeous! The pillow is absolutely adorable!

  9. Rather. Ice pillow/cushion don't you think :-)

  10. That was supposed to say 'nice' and not 'ice'!

  11. This is SO gorgeous! I have a Hand Drawn Bundle waiting to be cut into and Dresdens just moved to the top of my list! :)