Tuesday, March 29, 2011

playing

I haven't understood all the dresden plate hype....until today.
It was my intention to make a dresden plate pin cushion. I made my own template for the pedals and jumped right in. My dresden ended up about 7.5" across. It's waaaay too big for a pin cushion, but will make a great pillow instead. It's definitely not the worst thing to happen. You can bet that I will be trying again!

41 comments:

Di~ said...

It's beautiful. Good job AmandaJean!

WillowBean said...

Aren't they just fantastic? I caught the Dresden Bug a few months ago... Have fun!

Kiera said...

I'm loving dresdens too lately. They're next on mu "to do" list. Your's is beautiful!

Dedra said...

I'm not sure why I've never seen anything like this. BUT, the bug has been caught..

Barbara said...

I love it!

Clair said...

Looks like lots of work.

Kristen said...

Wow! 28 petals? What template did you use?

GerryART said...

I've not played with Dresden Plate but you are mightily tempting me.
I love your creation.
Hugs,
Gerry

Rene' said...

Oooohhhhh, it's beautiful!!! Love it. This will make a cheery pillow. Is that linen for the background? I haven't gotten into the Dresden Plate hype yet either, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time ;-)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

It will be a beautiful pillow!

Impera_Magna said...

You know... that would make a very pretty "flower" applique...

If y'all keep up with these Dresdens, I'm gonna have to try making one... *lol*

Kimberly said...

Sa-weeter than sweet!

Just yesterday I posted a link to my girlfriend's tutorial on Dresdens (AFTER making a few myself!)

Be careful, they're addicting!

Anita said...

Haha. Whoops! Before you know it you'll be making a bed-sized dresden quilt. :P

Suzanne said...

Ya know, there's a dresden QAL going on at http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/.

It's not too late to join...

Patchwork and Play said...

Looks pretty! Would love to see how you went about it?!

Lisa ONeill said...

What a beautiful pillow you will have!

Christine L said...

Beautiful!

Kimberly- Thanks for the tutorial info! I will be trying this for sure. Just bought the rotary template from Amazon! I can't wait to get started!

Thimbleanna said...

Finally.
I've figured out why this blog is called Crazy Mom.
It's not 'cause you're crazy.
It's 'cause you're driving ME crazy with all of your super cute projects.
I can't take it anymore!!!

@pril said...

Very pretty.

Marianne said...

Nice! I have made this too.
Greetings from Sweeden

susiloci said...

Para alfiletero no sirve pero de cojín estará precioso.

Nell said...

Lovely! I like the pink and blue combination.

Rebekah said...

I adore this!

loulee said...

Now you're hooked! Love your plate, very bright and happy.

Annie said...

I say there's nothing wrong with a giant pincushion - lovely

Jennifer said...

So cute! I love all the colors - especially the polka dot center. I really want to give the dresden a try too!

Jackie said...

Love it and think a pillow would be fabulous!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how adorable! :o)
I made my very first dresden this week and will blog about it on Friday. :o)
Have a great day.
Sincerely, Trish

Terriaw said...

Love your new dresden plate! Such sweet colors and prints in there. This will make a fabulous pillow. I have always loved the old fashioned charm of dresden plates but never knew how to make them. Last year I made one into a color wheel mini quilt which hangs on my wall - love it. Hope you end up making more!

allthingsthread said...

That is very beautiful. Hmmm... maybe I should... wait. My to-do-list is so long that I can't find the end to add this to it! After I move the 5 piles of to-do off my table, I might be able to add this. Optimism is great!

Pat said...

Dresden Plate must be the pattern this month. I just saw a beautiful pillow with the dresden plate on it a few minutes ago. I think a dresden plate is in my future.

tarabu said...

terrifyingly addictive, aren't they?

Amy said...

The Dresden Plate is one that has been on my list of *must-do's* for years and I WILL make one, eventually.

heather said...

i think i'm in love. so very pretty. that's my next goal is to learn how to do these. :)

sayda said...

Escribo desde Colombia, su blog que es maravilloso gracias por los tutorials.
Un abrazo,
sayda

Kristyne said...

So pretty! I love how scrappy it is :)

Kekibird said...

Almost picked up a dresden plate template yesterday. Going to put it on my soonish list once I tackle my stash cupboard.

Gari said...

I find dresdens to be quite addicting. Be careful.

Leeanne said...

I feel the love! I'm a Dresden Gal, my all time favourite block.

The Chics said...

Really cute! I need to try one of those someday... Thanks so much for sharing.

nettie said...

Oh, this is so cheery...I haven't done dresdens yet, but I do love looking at them.