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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dresden Doilies Center Done

Hi Everyone!

Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes!  It was a great day at a great place.  Our trip was so great and long enough to see/do what we wanted, but not too long!  We left Saturday morning and arrived back home Wednesday evening. 

When we drove up to the house, I spied a package on my front step.  I wasn't really expecting anything, but was delighted to find some fabric that I had ordered before I left.  (I never dreamed it would arrive so quickly!)  I had ordered some because when I first shared about my Dresden Doilies project, Jennifer at Seams Crazy commented and asked if I had considered using a French General medallion print for the centers.  Wow!  I actually hadn't, and I am such the queen of fussy-cutting that I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it.  I clicked away and found the perfect fabric AND it was on sale and then waiting for me when I got home from vacation!

Before I left, I had completed all 16 of the large "plates" and had appliqued more than half to the background squares.  Since then, I've been able to get all 16 appliqued along with the center circles, too.


Here is a closeup of the fussy-cut centers:

I love it!  It looks just like a crocheted doily, and this is Dresden Doilies after all!

I still have 16 medium plates and 25 small ones to work on.  I'm loving how this is looking.

Have a great day!
JoAnne

17 comments:

  1. Happy Belated birthday! Glad you had a great trip. Your blocks look really great. Wonderful idea! Much easier than how I made mine a couple years ago. I actually appliquéd doilies to the centres. Lots of hand stitching! This is going to be a beauty!

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  2. Love your Dresden's Joanne. The centers do look like doilies, cute. Happy Birthday.

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  3. What a great idea for your centers ! LOVE IT ! This is going to be 1 gorgeous quilt !

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

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  4. Love those dresdens! Beautiful... And happy birthday! :-)

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  5. I love how it's looking too! What an inspired choice for the centers!

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  6. Ohh, the centers are beautiful. Will you (did you already) hand applique them? They are really perfect for the quilt.

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  7. Amazing work. Joyeux anniversaire !

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  8. You had me at French General fabric! LOVE her lines ;-) The intricate centers are perfect for that quilt. Job WELL done!! Linda

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  9. Yes, that is the perfect fabric for the centers.

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  10. Whoa - PERFECT fabric for the centers - does it come in other sizes so you can also use it on the smaller dresdens? Good choice!

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  11. What a nice end to your birthday... or is it a continuation? That fabric is amazingly perfect for the centers. I have that pattern on my table ready to go... thank you for the inspiration... yours is beautiful!!!

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  12. AMAZING!!! LOVE them!!! So glad you had a great birthday!! Happy belated from Texas!!

    Blessing

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  13. Once again, your project is wonderful!! LOVE the dresdens, JoAnne. (and kudos on the fussy cut centers).

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  14. Absolutely the best way to show off those Dresdens, JoAnne! The fabrics you used are lovely... and the red with the "doily" center! Just perfect!

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  15. Oh my goodness - those are lovely.

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  16. Thelma sent me over to see your blocks...soooo pretty!

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