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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dresden Doilies Done

Hi Everyone,

I'm really excited to share with you that I finished the Dresden Doilies quilt top!  I didn't think it was going to happen so soon, but I had a good audiobook and lots of time yesterday, so I kept at it.  The biggest challenge with this quilt was the machine applique.  The quilt became fairly heavy as more plates were added, and manipulating the quilt became less fun as I went along. 


The good news is that I'm still every bit in love with this project as I was before I even began it!  I can't wait to get it quilted and have it finished.  I will not tackle that myself, though.

It is going to be a fun day!  My guild meets this morning and then there is a quilt show in the area so I plan to go with some friends after the guild meeting.  Quilt friends, quilt talk, and quilt eye-candy, can anything be better?! 

Have a great weekend,
JoAnne

35 comments:

  1. That turned out fabulous, Congratulations! I'm finding the same thing to be true, machine appliquéing those blocks on that bulk is hard. I've started hand appliquéing my little blocks on, 4 done, tons more to go!

    This is an absolutely beautiful quilt.

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  2. Hi JoAnne!! It turned out just lovely!! Like you, can't wait to see the finished quilt!!

    Sounds like a fun filled day!!

    Blessings

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  3. Your quilt speaks of beauty, patience, and strength.
    I admire quilters who tackle such projects.
    Pam

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  4. Looks beautiful JoAnne! I can't wait to see it all finished.

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  5. Wow! That took some time and determination... looks wonderful! Congratulations! Ya done good!

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  6. Beautiful, I really like it! It is not your everyday Dresden plate quilt. A question - did you cut away the fabric behind the "doilies" after appliqueing them to the background? Some quilters do, some don't. I debated when I made my Dresden plate quilt but finally decided to cut and was amazed how much it lightened the load.

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  7. Your dresdens look great! Hope you had an amazing, quilty day!

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  8. Your quilt is amazing JoAnne - it's great that you're still in love with it right up until the finish - sometimes I loose my steam and that's never fun.

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  9. JUST GORGEOUS! A big pat on the back for a job well done ! Looking forward to seeing how you are going to have this quilted :-D

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  10. Simply wonderful!!! Love the red fabric... makes those dresdens just pop! Congrats, JoAnne!

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  11. Stunningly beautiful - nice job!

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  12. Wow...that is gorgeous! Great job!

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  13. I couldn't pass this red and white beauty without commenting. It looks lovely.

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  14. Very pretty quilt. That took a lot of stick-to-it-ness, or something like that! : )

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  15. Beautiful quilt, JoAnne ... and your day sounds PERFECT! Enjoy ;-)

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  16. It's really lovely and I particularly like your fabric choices for the center of your dresdens. It really sets them off. You must be so excited to have finished it. Just beautiful!

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  17. Your quilt is just gorgeous! I want to make one just like it :)

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  18. I'm finally getting to catch up on the blogs.....and your dresden doily quilt top is FANTASTIC! I love it! Well done!

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  19. I love your quilt! I came over to see it when you first posted! I must have gotten distracted, because I don't see a comment from me! I can tell you that your quilt is so inspiring! I think it's gorgeous and just perfect for the red white and blue! Woohoo!

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  20. That's really beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it!

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  21. What a beautiful quilt! Can't believe how quickly you got this top finished.

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  22. Oh wow!! (Another post I have missed!!) This is beautiful - congratultions on the finish! I love the way the light falls on it in this photo too.

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