Friday, June 8, 2012

Double Dresden Delight - EZ Dresden Challenge

Welcome!!!  It's Day 7 of the EZ Dresden Challenge Blog Hop and I don't know about you, but there has been lots to inspire so far!!  I love this little ruler, it is just so easy to be so creative with it :)  So do you have some ideas percolating for your Challenge Entry??  There are some amazing prizes up for grabs!!  You can check out all of the entry and prize information here :)  



And now let's get to a little Dresden Inspiration via my little creation which I like to call Double Dresden Delight!!  I really love the look of a traditional Dresden so I wanted to create something that still maintained that traditional look but also spice it up a little bit.  This is what I came up with!!


Can you tell why I call it Double Dresden Delight??  You make the Dresden point on the inside as well as the outside. Don't they just look like beautiful spinning flowers :)



So, you want to make your own??  Here's how to do it . . .

Note - For a free Printable PDF pattern please see my pattern shop :)

You will need 6 - 9 fat quarters.  (Or if you want a completely scrappy version you can do that as well.)  My Fat Quarters are mostly from Amanda Murphy's Veranda collection with a few additions from my stash.     You will also need 1 1/4 yards of a solid white or other neutral color and of course an EZ Dresden Ruler.


Start by cutting strips from the fat quarters.  Now you will notice that each of my "flowers" are different sizes.  That is because I cut each Dresden plate set a little different.  There is no set way of cutting these and your ruler does not have to be aligned along the top or the bottom.  Just make sure that all of the plates in each set (5, 10, or 20) are cut the same and I recommend not cutting any smaller than 1 1/2" and not doing a strip width smaller than 4" (it makes it hard to turn both ends otherwise).


Once you have your strip cut align your EZ Dresden ruler along the strip at whatever set measurements you decided on.  Cut along the side of the ruler.  Then just rotate the ruler to cut your next dresden plate. I cut 2 -3 dresden plates out of each fabric in each designated size.  (You need 20 dresden plates for a full circle, 10 for a half, and 5 for a quarter).


Now you are ready to start making your Double Dresden plates.  Fold each plate with right sides together and stitch a 1/4" seam along the widest edge.  (I found it best to only work on one plate at a time as it is easy to confuse the sizes and mix them up :)


Chain stitch all 5, 10, or 20 plates along the widest edge.  Now, don't bother to cut them.  Just flip them over and chain stitch a 1/4" seam along the thinnest edge as well.


Now clip the threads between both ends of all of your dresden plates.


Finger press both of the seams open.  If you desire, you can clip away a little of the excess fabric at the point to help it lay flat, but just be very cautions not to clip your seam.


Turn the wedge right side out so that the seams are now hidden on the inside.  You can use a sharp ended tool to help press out your points so they are nice and crisp.


No press your turned edges being careful to keep the seams nice and centered.  They may want to shift on you a bit.  Try to make sure the seams are lined up :)


And now that the plates are all sewn you are ready to start sewing them together.  You always want to sew your plates in groups of 5.  So lay out your first five dresden plates.


Sewing them together is easy.  Just lay the second plate onto the first plate with right sides together.  Be sure to line up your folded edges along the top and bottom.  Sew a 1/4" seam along the edge.  (You don't have to pin but you can if you like :)  Continue in this fashion adding the third plate onto the first and second, and then the fourth, and fifth :)


Now if you are making a Corner piece you are done.  If you want to do a side piece, just go ahead and sew 2 sets of 5 together in the same fashion to make a half circle.


And of course to make a whole, you just take 2 sets of 10 and sew them together.  When you make a complete circle you will often get bubbles.  Don't stress, those are adjustable.  Just unpick the seam where the bubble is being formed and make the adjustment needed.  Larger seam if there is a bubble, smaller seam if there is a pucker :)  Adjust as many seams as necessary to get it to lie nice and flat :)


Now make as many corners, half's, and full circles as you like for your quilt.  I went with the ruler of 3's and did 3 of each.  Press your Neutral fabric yardage so there are no creases in it and trim the selvages and square it up.  (Appx. 42" x 42")  Then go ahead and lay your dresden pieces out shifting them around until you get a layout that is pleasing to you.  (I played with mine for quite some time :)  Once you have them all in place you need to secure them.  Do this by either pinning the top and bottom of each plate (Yes, it is a lot of pins but worth it to keep everything nice and flat) or use Steam a Seam 2 Tape to secure the top and bottom of each plate.


Now you are ready to secure stitch your plates to your background yardage.  I like to do an 1/8" seam so I use the edge of my presser foot as a guide and move my needle over as far right as it will go.  Then just stitch along the edge of the plates.  Go all the way around the inside first, and then repeat going all the way around the outside.


And once you have secure stitched all of your dresden plates you are ready to finish the quilt up.  I used a water soluble pen and a 1" ruler to mark on my quilting design.  It took a little while but I love the look of it :)  After quilting, you are ready to bind.  I used the remaining pieces of my fat quarters to make a fun scrappy binding that matched the Dresden Plates :)

Now just sit back and enjoy your beautiful Double Dresden Delight!!


As you can see, this little one is sure enjoying it :)


And here is a close-up of the quilting.  I alternated the colors in stitching just to all a little pop :)  I am thrilled with how the quilting turned out and really think it ended up adding to the overall effect :)


So that's it :)  I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and that it got your creative juices flowing for your own EZ Dresden ruler creation :)  Thank you so much for stopping by!! If you make your own version of the Double Dresden Delight I would love to see it.  You can add it to my  Inspired by Happy Quilting Flickr page.

And  be sure to check out all of the great Dresden Projects!!  So much inspiration, so little time :)
June 1 - The Sat Lake Modern Quilt Guild: www.slmqg.com/
June 2 - Lee: 
 freshlypieced.blogspot.com/
June 3 - Katie 
 www.fromthebluechair.com/
June 4 - Victoria: 
 bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/ and Tanya: www.squaresandtriangles.com
June 5 - Val: 
 howaboutpinkplease.blogspot.com/ and Leigh: leedledeedlequilts.blogspot.com/
June 6 - Amy: 
 amyscreativeside.com/ and Elisa www.stitchoutsidetheditch.com/
June 7 - Katie: 
 www.swimbikequilt.com/ and Emily: emsscrapbag.blogspot.com/
June 8 - Melissa: 
 happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/ and Brooke: pitterputterstitch.blogspot.com/
June 9 - Nicole:  
 mamalovequilts.blogspot.com/ and Amy sukie.mt-wudan.com/
June 10 - Elizabeth: 
 www.dontcallmebetsy.com/ and Colleen: www.thebusybean.com/
June 11 - Faith: 
 www.freshlemonsquilts.com/ and Deonn: quiltscapesquilting.blogspot.com/
June 12 - Angela: 
 angelaflicker.com/ and Barbie: thequiltingmill.blogspot.com
June 13 - Amy: 
 www.diaryofaquilter.com/ 
June 14 - Jessica: 
 sewcraftyjess.blogspot.com/
June 15 - Salt Lake MQG: Wrap-up 
 www.slmqg.com/  
 A huge thank you goes out to the wonderful sponsors of the EZ Dresden Challenge.  Without you this wouldn't be possible :)
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174 comments:

  1. Thank you for such a clear tutorial!!
    I love your quilt and I'd really like to have a go!

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  2. Oooh, i'm really tempted by this one. It looks lovely and relatively achievable for me!!!

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  3. Now that I've seen this quilt I definitely need this ruler! The quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win.

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  4. Melissa, that is just so gorgeous. I am definitely going to make than one. The quilting rocks too!

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  5. I love your quilt and that little one on it is such a cutie!

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  6. What a beautiful quilt -great colors, design and the quilting is stunning. Did you do it with a walking foot or long arm?

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  7. I love your quilt! The more I'm seeing of these Dresdens, the more I realize that I need one of these rulers!

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  8. What a cute quilt Melissa! A fun design, and great quilting. Great job!

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  9. That is sew cute! I don't think I've seen it doubled. Can't wait try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Fabulous quilt and quilting.Your dresdens are dancing!Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. Absolutely adorable, esp. pictured with that precious baby!! Well done on the tutorial and super pictures, byt he way.

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  12. I love, love, love this block and the quilt. Thank you so much for such a great tut.

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  13. I have fallen in love with this quilt - the colours are gorgeous... I want to make one too! Your tutorial is awesome and thanks for the chance to win one of those rulers... that is the only thing stopping me (well, that and three other projects on the go - hehehehe).

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  14. The quilt is almost as gorgeous as Jocelyn.. Boy she has grown so quickly.

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  15. This is beautiful!! I definitely must try it!

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  16. I love everything about this one!! I'm totally making one!! Beautiful!!

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  17. I LOVE this!!! Must make one soon :)

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  18. I love it!!! It is amazing and i think it is time to pull out my dresden ruler! :-)

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  19. Your quilt turned out great! I never would of thought to make the centers pointy!

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  20. Your quilt is stunning! And such an excellent tutorial!

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  21. You know I keep saying I am going to buy a dresden ruler! I LOVE the look and have NEVER tried one! (of course I also say I am going to replace my 6x18on-one-side/19ish-on-the-other-side ruler and have not yet done that either! LOL)

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  22. You've really had a busy week. Love the pictures, love the quilt, love the baby. Great tutorial.

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  23. That is so easy to follow and really inspires me. I'll be making a purchase of one of the rulers in the near future to try this little gem! Thanks so much!

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  24. Beautiful quilt! Love the fabrics too.

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  25. I like the idea of points on each end - nicely done - and great color and quilting in your little project.

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  26. That is beautiful and I love the quilting design too. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  27. How very clever! That is the cutest baby quilt ever! I Love the added dimension and your fabric choices are perfect! So sweet!

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  28. Great tutorial and beautiful quilt.!! I have never seen the "double" dresden. And never thought of sewing the bottom of each plate like the top to make a double point. very clever. Moda Bake Shop entry?? Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Mary Malone

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  29. Melissa, this is just beautiful!! Breathtaking, actually. The quilting enhances the overall effect of the quilt. STUNNING!!!! I just can't say enough. The tutorial is so easy to understand that I feel like even a newbie like me can do this!!! :) Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

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  30. I need a ruler! Dresdens are my favorite!
    Beautiful work! !!!!

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  31. Muito bem feito e explicação nem se fala,parece mais fácil agora.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  32. Love your project and I'd love to try out this new ruler!

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  33. I would love a ruler! That is a beautiful quilt!!

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  34. I love your quilt! Thanks for the tutorial showing how you made it.

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  35. You make it look so easy! I LOVE the quilting!! Well done!

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  36. Wonderful version, I want to make this one ! Thanks for the chance to win. XXX

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  37. Just gorgeous. This is one of my favorites that you've made. So fun!

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  38. Your quilt is beautiful and yes I do need my own EZ Dresden Ruler so I can make one too!

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  39. This is brilliant! I love that there are no circles to appliqué and the great negative space it yields for quilting in the center!

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  40. Great tutorial! I love the idea of making dresden points on the inside as well (instead of having to make an appropriately sized circle!) - what a fantastic way to finish it off. Definitely on my list of things to try - would love to win the ruler, so fingers crossed!

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  41. Ooh that's so cool how you've created the double Dresden points. Awesome tutorial as always Melissa. Thank you so much.

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  42. I love this! The center points look so good. I have been wanting to do a traditional Dresden quilt, and I'm going to do it this way for sure!

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  43. Oh how beautiful! Love this quilt! And thanks for the great tutorial!

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  44. That is so fantastic!! Oh, yes! I will be making this one. I have been itching to make another Dresden quilt and this will be perfect!

    I am jumping up and down shouting "yes" in my sewingroom. I can because I am home alone. ;)

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  45. OMGoodness that is a truly beautiful quilt! Very creative and colorful and I think it's something that I would love to try!

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  46. Great quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the ruler. :)

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  48. Sooooo cute. I love the double points on the blades. Clever idea.

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  49. I love your quilt! I also love all the ideas for Dresden stuff. Thanks for your part in this adventure.

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  50. Your quilt is fantastic, I would love a chance in the giveaway.
    If I win I would so have a go at making your quilt.

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  51. Thanks for the tutorial. I love the finished look of the Dresdens without the addition of a center appliqued circle. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. What a great idea, thanks for sharing. Love your quilt.

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  53. Wow! I love the double Dresden quilt, and I read through every word of your tutorial, and I understand it -- fabulous, clear directions!

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  54. I love the quilting you did. The quilt is gorgeous and that quilting really makes your quilt stand out. I have been so inspired by all these Dresden projects and I'd love to win a ruler to try it myself. Thank you for the chance.

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  55. Thank you for sharing such a bright cheery quilt! Took me a bit to see how you sewed the wedges, but I got it now... The ruler is an amazing tool! hope I win one!
    Thanks again, have a great weekend...
    PS the little quilt crawler is sooo cute!

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  56. Your quilt is gorgeous! I would love to make one like it. It also would be great if I won the ruler. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. Great looking quilt, I would love to win the ruler so I could make one. Thanks for the chance

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  58. What a super great idea! Love that quilt. Now I just need the ruler to get started.

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  59. It's awesome Melissa! I love the way you quilted it too!! So cool!

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  60. Loving this quilt...and I really do need a ruler because I need to make this quilt.

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  61. beautiful! and you make it look so easy! so easy that i may be able to do this and make it look good.

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  62. I love your quilt and the quilting on it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. What a great idea for the dresden star! I love the colors. Still amazed by every post on the bloghop. Great job!

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  64. Great tutorial! I love the saturated colors paired with the clean white. The quilting is lovely too! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  65. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

    Janet

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  66. Thanks for the great tutorial. It's amazing how different all of the projects look using the same ruler.

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  67. I knew you would come up with something awesome! Love this top :D I'm going to pick one of these rulers up next time they have them on sale....just need some ideas for the contest now! (but if I win one... well...that could be cool too!)

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  68. Kristen SandersonJune 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Love your tutorial, and your version of the dresden. Thanks for the chance. ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  69. This is such a beautiful quilt! I love the design and quilting!

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  70. Beautiful quilt! What a handy tool!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. Oh, Melissa, I love that quilt. The colors are so cheery and the quilting is exquisite!

    I try to resist specialty rulers but it looks like this one is a "must have". Thanks for the chance.

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  72. I love your design. How clever to make an interior and exterior point in the Dresden. I think what really makes your quilt though is your quilting technique. It is beautiful! Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. This quilt seems pretty easy to do, even for a beginner like me... or is it your tutorials are so detailed and well explained it's impossible to go wrong? ;) I'll certainly give it a go!

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  74. This is beautiful. What did your finished quilt size come to?

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  75. Your quilting is lovely! THanks for the giveaway!

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  76. That is one lovely quilt! Your instructions are great too. Thanks for the give away chance.

    mheldmyer(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  77. It is absolutely STUNNING!!! I ADORE it---the colors are perfect, the 'double' is so ingenious, and I want one too!!! :D Thank you ever so much for sharing your tutorial with us. :)

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  78. Oooooh....just gorgeous! Thanks for the great directions.

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  79. Very cute quilt! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  80. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Love the quilt!

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  81. both are pieces of work...your quilt and your lovely bundle of joy....fab with Veranda...really lovely

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  82. Wow! What beautiful work you do! I could never do that great a job, not even with your great instructions.

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  83. Thanks for the chance to win the ez dresden ruler. Then, it would be double dresden delight action! Really, your design is gorgeous.

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  84. Oooh, how cool with the double pointy ends!

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  85. I think I might like to have this cool looking ruler! I have a Dresden Plate Quilt that was made by my grandmother and great-grandmother together; it's one of my most prized possessions!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. What a wonderful quilt! They remind me of giant Dahlias. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  87. I have to try this Thanks for a great tutorial and I love the quilting you did

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  88. Oh I love this idea! I would love my very own ruler!! Thanks for the tut and the giveaway!

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  89. Wow, I do need a ruler after seeing this lovely quilt.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  90. Having a ruler would definitely get my creative juices going...

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  91. Now I know what to do with all those fat-quarters I have been getting/saving up when they go on sale! Now I just need to get the ruler... :)

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  92. Awesome tutorial. I actually think I could do this. (Maybe)
    Plus I'm glad you don't make us jump through hoops to win.

    Thanks,

    Debbie

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  93. Lovely quilt! Thanks so much for sharing a ruler with us!

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  94. this quilt is beautiful...I love the double dresdens...you did a great job as well....thanks for the giveaway...

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  95. Love the quilt. It is stunning

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  96. i like this pattern, so i would need at ruler to make a big bunch of them! thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  97. Your instructions make it seem easy! Beautiful quilt especially with the little one on it. Thanks for offering a give-a-way!

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  98. Your quilt is really gorgeous! Thanks for the great tutorial & for the chance to win a ruler.

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  99. I have the collection of "Apple of my Eye" that I've been mulling over what to do with. Now I know!! I love Dresden's!
    Thank you for the tutorial!

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  100. I've never tried a Dresden before but there is a first time for everything.

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  101. This is just beautiful. The quilting really enhances the Dresden plates. Thnx for sharing.

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  102. absolutely love this quilt and will definitely have to get this ruler in order to make one similar--think I'll use "Texas" fabrics ;-)

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  103. I seem to always be the last one to leave a comment, but I really hope I win one of these. I LOVE your quilt. Mixing vintage quilt patterns with modern fabric is a favorite of mine too!

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  104. I love what you did using the ruler! I need one of those for sure.

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  105. That's an inspired variation. You've convinced me that I need to take part!!

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  106. I LOVE your quilt!!! Of course the fabric is wonderful, but what you did with a dresden plate was fantastic!!! I love the fresh new take you gave it, and making the points on the inner circle: brilliant!!!

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  107. Beautiful Dresden! I Love Your Wonderful Quilt¡¡¡ Thanks for shearing this Great Tutorial¡¡¡¡
    wilperez38@gmail.com From Venezuela.

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  108. Double Dresden...what a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial...what I especially like is you tell how to fix the circles if they are not perfectly round...as mine won't be!

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  109. I love this idea! Will have to give it a try!! Thanks!

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  110. OMG!!! After seeing this quilt I really need to have an EZ dresden ruler!!!!!!

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  111. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love the double dresden idea! And I'd love to try this amazing ruler. Thanks for the chance.

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  112. Love this quilt! Can't wait to try a double dresden. Thank you for providing such a great tutorial.

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  113. This is the most beautiful dresden plate quilt I have ever seen, the fabrics are so bright and cheery and your quilting is over the top!! Not to mention the adorable baby model! Your tutorial is very clear and easy to understand. I am trying to get up my courage to give it a try! carolann427@aol.com

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  114. I love your quilt! I really like the twist of not adding the middle fabric. I would love a dresden ruler, of course.

    Thanks!

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  115. Wow it really does look easy and you have inspired me. Thanks. aurea.gillis@gamail.com

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  116. great detail in the tutorial...thanks!

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  117. Love your quilt! Bright and fresh looking! Great idea to make a double dresden - who would have thought. Would love to win a dresden ruler. With Monday as my birthday it would be 'doubly' appreciated!

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  118. Love your quilt! Bright and fresh looking! Great idea to make a double dresden - who would have thought. Would love to win a dresden ruler. With Monday as my birthday it would be 'doubly' appreciated!

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  119. I haven't been too interested in starting a dresden quilt but this one is gorgeous! I'm now inspired, thank you :-). Another project to start!

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  120. This is a beautiful quilt. I love the stitching inside and out. I am inspired to try my hand at a Dresden quilt now!
    Barb@Witsend

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  121. Your tutorial is wonderful! I love the colored quilting you did - beautiful work! thanks!

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  122. That's gorgeous! So wish I had that ruler. Thanks for the tutorial =D

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog. There is one extra day to enter =D
    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/official-150th-post-giveaway.html

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  123. I love the movement you've created in this pretty little quilt :) Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Great Tutorial! I want to make this, your quilt is a real
    inspiration-just beautiful. But I'm going to need that ruler so I thank you for the chance to win one!

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  125. this turned out gorgeous! I love the quilting to match the points, how fun! thanks for the chance to win the ruler!

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  126. This is amazing, and I would love to try it! Maybe I can win the ruler and get started right away!

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  127. Wow, I really like your dresden project. I've been on the fence about getting a ruler and your project has inspired me. I would love to win the ruler and give it a try.

    Thank you for sharing your tutorial.
    Michelle

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  128. I love the quilting on this! It never occurred to me to do points on both sides. :) Guess that is what the blog hop is for right?

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  129. Absolutely love this quilt, so different from other Dresdens. I would love to win the ruler, but will make it even if I don't..that little angel on the quilt is adorable..thanks for a wonderfully written tutorial!

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  130. What an amazing quilt! I can't wait to try this out!

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  131. This is gorgeous and sew ingenious! Gotta have one! Thanks!

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  132. Really like your quilt. I'm currently working on a large Dresden with all hand applique - for my nephew as a wedding gift. Another ruler is always welcome! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

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  133. Wow beautiful quilt and tutorial - I love the coloured quilting

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  134. I love how you did this quilt! thank you for sharing the tutorial.

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  135. LJ Meyers wrote:
    Yours is one of the blog I can't comment on - when I click on "Add comment", it doesn't do anything....darn. I did want to tell you that I love your Dresden design. It's marvelous and something I'd love to try myself. Your color choices are wonderful and I love the white background. The quilting is marvelous and thought your decision to use various thread colors when quilting was perfect. Thanks, Melissa.

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  136. I absolutely LOVE the quilting on this! Thanks for the tutorial. It's beautiful.

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  137. My goodness that is a pretty quilt. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the Dresden Ruler.

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  138. I love what you can do with this ruler! Your quilt is beautiful.

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  139. I love your Dresden quilt. The quilting enhances it so well!

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  140. Your quilt is so fresh!! Love the design! I can see using this design with Christmas/holiday fabric for a Christmas wreaths quilt. Thank you for the tutorial and for participating in the blog hop :)

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  141. Love this quilt....definitely going to go find me a dresden ruler and make one following your tutorial.....it is soooo pretty....looks easy, too with your pictures.... thanks!!!

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  142. Is it too late to enter? I hope not! I love your double pointed dresden -- this blog hop has been so fun. I had never thought about there being so many interpretations of the dresden, and now I want to play around myself with one of these rulers! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  143. i love your take here, so pretty!

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  144. Wow! Love the colors and how vibrant this quilt looks! I'd love a ruler to make one too!

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  145. Love Love Love the quilting on your dresden quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  146. Beautiful quilt and the quilting is awesome! Love your color choices. Thanks for a great tutorial.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. SUCH a beautiful quilt!! I'd love to try this one!

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  148. I love the quilting on this! The different colored threads was a great idea.

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  149. Very unique quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  150. Melissa, your quilt looks gorgeous! I know I've seen it before, just don't remember if I left a comment about it. I love your idea of finishing both sides of the dresden and not putting a circle in the middle. The quilting enhances the pointy edges, it's really fantastic!

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  151. Leave it to me to find this on June 12th! lol Love those colors!

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  152. That is one of the best Dresdens I've ever seen! Just gorgeous!

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  153. I am absolutely so in love with this! Great job.

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  154. OMG, *how* did I miss this? This quilt is awesomesauce! You are SO SO clever! Love love love it!!!!!!!!!

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  155. I love this!! I've done several dresden plate quilts but never the double plate. Now I'm excited to try this. Thanks for the great instructions and pictures.

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  156. I did a dresden plate duvet cover without using the ruler and, of course, it didn't turn out as nice as this one and was certainly a lot more difficult. I'm looking forward to trying this one. I mostly sew with Hawaiian fabrics and I think my scraps would work quite well. Mahalo nui loa.

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  157. This is the greatest dresden quilt I have ever come across. Love the centers and the echo quilting. Thanks you for the tutorial. A dresden ruler was already on the shopping list for today.

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  158. Love it, how clever ofyou! I think I may just have to make another Dresden!!

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  159. I love the Dresden and what you have done with it is just flat out gorgeous! The fabrics and colors are a major wow factor, but the way you quilted it just tops it off. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

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  160. I saw this charming little quilt and I couldn't stop myself making it straightaway for my grand nephew. So simple, clever and effective it fired my imagination right off. The only difference I made was to add a fancy blue check to the mix and it worked. I then quilted it in yellow variegated thread. The little guy was drooling over it as soon as he saw it!

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  161. Very pretty! Your quilt reminds me of a citrus punch! You know....the beautiful punch bowl with the scoops of orange sherbet and the sliced oranges on top! Lovely!

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  162. Such a beautiful quilt! I love the colours, the quilting and the clear tutorial! Thank you so much for all this great tutorials!

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  163. What a wonderful tutorial. Amy, from A Quilting Sheep, prompted me to look at your tutorial. I love dresdens but have avoided them like the plague. I am converted! The next thing I buy will be a dresden ruler. Thanks so much.

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  164. Wonderful tut! Fresh courage take as I think I will make one of the YW grad quilts using this tutorial. She wants tiffany blues and reds -- it will be gorgeous on a white on white, perhaps with dredgens nested and overlapped. And your machine stitching gives me hope, as there is no way I could have handstitched all of those edges! Weeeoooo!

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  165. Your quilt is lovely! What inspiration!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa