Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Lovely Dresden

Hello from Down Under! I'm Cathy from Cabbage Quilts (Australia) and I'm thrilled to be posting over here on the gorgeous Lynne's blog. When I saw Lynne's lovely dresden QAL I said 'Oh yes, please may I make one of those! A bright one!'

This little quilt was made for a friend who loves pink, so we started off with lots of yummy bright pinks, sitting on a Jacobean looking black and white background......and a punch you in the eye black and white centre!


Next up a mini border with a mini dot...


After which the pinks needed to come back, mixed up with more black and white and surrounding the centre twice.


Then adding to the fun with some freemotion, circular quilting over the centre in black thread (a little wonky yes!)... 


...and some zig zag quiltyness on the dresden petals in pink thread...


All finished off with a nice fat binding.


Here it is languishing in the sun under the shadow of my clothesline! 


I do apologise for the amount of pink in this post, and I thank Lynne for being so kind to allow me to take over her blog for one post (I promise I will give it back now)! For my next project I just have to try making Lynne's Big Little George, what a stunner! xo

42 comments:

  1. Great quilt Cathy! Thanks Lynne for sharing! (ooh! I'm sounding like a teacher!! LOL!)

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  2. WOW - I LOVE, love and love this fun and gorgeous quilt. And i LUUUV the quilting done on these pink beuty :o)))

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  3. Amazing!! the colors, the quilting, everything:) Just AMAZING:)

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  4. looks fab - love the big spots and little spots and coloured quilting :)

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  5. That is so cool!! Love it and you did an awesome job with it. For someone who really likes pink, it's perfect!!

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  6. another stunner, love it cathy

    Christine

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  7. My goodness this is beautiful! I love the black with the pink, it makes a great combination.

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  8. The quilt is gorgeous....I'm not a pink person ; but I do love it...very nice

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  9. What a brilliant quilt - Love it!

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  10. I love it! The quilting is so fun!

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  11. The black and white accents of various scale really make the quilt pop. Well done!

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  12. Wow! What a fab dresden. Your quilting is lovely, and even though there's lots of pink, it's been balanced really well with the black & white. Love it! Jxo

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  13. Funnest little quilt EVER!! Those are some happy, cheeful fabrics :)

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  14. I'll take a punch in the eye like this anytime!! I'm always amazed by the creativity of others and this piece is like icing on the cake!

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  15. That is such a great little quilt!

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  16. So very pretty Cathy!!

    Crispy

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  17. Wow Lynne, you have such beautiful readers over here! Thank you everyone for your gorgeous comments! Cathy xo

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  18. Love it!
    are you seriously apologizing for pink - lol
    I love it! the black is the perfect foil.

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  19. Wow, what a fun little quilt! The colors, the design, all of it looks great!

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  20. ooh I love it! what a great mixture of prints and patterns:)

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  21. As always Cathy's little quilt is a knockout!

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  22. OH YES! I love it! Great job! This is my next project!

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  23. this is wonderful. Thanks for introducing us to Cathy.

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  24. I love the black and white with the pinks. This color combination gives this traditional pattern a very modern look.

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  25. Love the pink with the black & white... so yummilicious!

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  26. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your thoughts for adding each step.

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  27. Pink is good, and all that 'extra' border is superb, why oh why was I not bright enough to think of that!!! Beautiful!

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  28. I *love* the zig zaggy quilting in the dresden blades - I am inspired for quilting my own from Lynne's QAL. THANK YOU!!

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  29. Gorgeous! Love that 'Prince Charming' fabric, and all the Kaffe. And I love everything Cathy does!

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  30. Oh, it's beautiful! Free motion spirals are really difficult to do, so woohoo and a well-done on that centre!!! The zigs in the petals are a fabulous idea. I just love all that pink!

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  31. I love the colors and the pop in the center of the black and white.

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  32. I love it Cathy! I don't know how you manage to finish so many wonderful things in so little time. Every time I turn around there's another beauty!

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  33. Wonderful! Love the bits of grey and black and white with the pinks! Great design!

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  34. Another stunner Cathy!!
    xx

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  35. major big SWOON happening here....

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  36. i love the squares patchwork you did around your dresden. really lovely.

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  37. Love the colors - the black/white poke -a -dot makes the pinks "pop"!

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