Saturday, 9 July 2011

Dresden Gone Urban

Hi, I'm Marianne, from the The Quilting Edge , with my finished quilt. Back in April, I gave you a sneak peak of what I was up to. Lynne asked me to come up with something...anything, that was inspired by her  over sized Dresden Block for the QAL.

 Inspiration is a funny thing....for me anyway. It's a like a myriad of images, places, ideas and emotions all percolating together over time. I was already experiencing  CIRCLE ENVY and playing with this, when Lynne approached me back in March. I said yes and promptly went on holidays. When you look at the following pictures, from my trip, you can see where some of the inspiration for my quilt comes from. Mix this with Lynne's block......
A few airport shots, the Montreal Metro and my view from under the sail (we were on a sailing trip).
...and this is the result.... Dresden Gone Urban
Quilt back....I over sized the blocks even more on the back....that Metro Art was really starting to rattle around my brain at this point.

Another consideration, for this quilt was, that I wanted to introduce you to a different QAYG method, than the one Lynne used, just to give you more possibilities.  I chose this particular one because I wanted the quilting, to be visible, on the back of the quilt, as well as the front. I have a series of QAYG tutorials in my blog , just look under the tutorial page heading, if you are interested. 

 I used a mixed bag of quilting methods and ideas for Dresden Gone Urban.  It's the way I love to work.

 I hoped you've enjoyed this QAL as much as I have.

Lynne, thanks for letting me share.


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27 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous - I love those blocks and the back...wow, everything is amazing!

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  2. FUN STUFF! This could be such a Grrrr-8 stash buster!!! thanks for sharing =)

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

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  3. This is striking! I'm caught by the color choices. Really, it's one of those pieces that pokes at me to jump up and get to work on a project.

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  4. this is great!!! i've never been a huge dresden fan- but this so fun.

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  5. I can see how you incorporated the things that inspired you and the result is gorgeous! If only I had your creativity........

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  6. Oh that dresden gone urban is way too cool!

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  7. I think your design is fabulous. Great twist on the Dresden theme.

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  8. Oh this is fantastic - it is a complete 'man quilt' - and you know how blimming difficult they are to make for! Thank you both for colluding to share x

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  9. This is a really great dresden interpretation Marianne - I'm drawn to blocky architectural lines so this is right up my street! Love the uber over sized backing too ... Fabtastic post!

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  10. Great post, fabulous quilt and just been to your blog which I think will be a firm favourite. Thank you.

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  11. This is one of the most awesome quilts I've ever seen. And (for once) I totally get the links to the inspiration pics. AMAZINGLY TALENTED LADY! Jxo

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  12. That is absolutely striking.

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  13. Stunning, I love how you have taken great inspiration and used it in your design, very powerfuL!

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  14. Gorgeous! So very gorgeous. Love the inspiration.

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  15. ohhh love the inspirational pictures - lines are so cool!! There is a whole abstract series right there!

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  16. It's amazing how we can use our various lenses to see the work and interpret it in fabric. Fantastic job! I'm off to look at your tutorials.

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  17. I love the colors in this quilt! I would never put them together on my own but they work so well!

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  18. wow! what a great quilt!

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  19. amazing quilt... and I can absolutely see how the inspiration played out! :)

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  20. I think your rendition is just fabulous Marianne. I've been watching along on flickr as your blocks come together. The colour combinations and radiating angles look amazing. Congratulations!

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  21. This is fantabulous! I love it!

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  22. Thanks for all your wonderful comments. I'm trying to thank you all personally, but for those of you, set at no-reply I'll just thank you here.

    I had a wonderful time making this quilt.

    Thank you Lynne, for giving me the opportunity to share it with so many people.

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  23. Oh my soul!! What a good imagination can do...love that quilt!!

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  24. Thanks Lynne for the introduction to this amazing artist

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  25. beautiful quilt, Marianne! I always love oversized (you can keep yer trap shut about that comment, Lynne, your mind is always in the gutter) and you've outdone yourself here. I love the colors and the way the quilt appears solid, but isn't. It looks so cozy!

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