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Thread: Dresden quilt..going to try to do one..Any suggestions or hints?

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    I have been drooling over the dresden pattern and want to try to do a quilt using it...I have checked different sites to get some info on how to do them and was able to download a pattern free..Is there any suggestions that you all can make that would help me in doing it? I have seen some very awesome and beautiful quilts here that have been done using the Dresden pattern..

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    I just did my 1st one. It was pretty easy really. Best tip was to sew the blades together into sets then to sew the sets together.

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    Are you doing the rounded blades or the pointed ones?

    Should be some inspiration here.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=2276

    http://www.google.com/images?q=dresd...ls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&sa=X&ei=m5FrTfneMs6utwfszrjmAg&ved=0CCQQsAQ&biw=911&bih=363

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    I just did my 1st one. It was pretty easy really. Best tip was to sew the blades together into sets then to sew the sets together.
    Thank you so much..It is a very beautiful pattern and so many ways to go with it in regards to color schemes..When I see it, I think of flowers :D ..I want to do one that resembles a sunflower..With yellow blades with a brown circle..Not sure if that will work but the thought crossed my mind lol..Went to the store yesterday and hubby had to drag me out of it..I was going " but there is so many colors and so many ideas running thru my brain"..When you did yours, did you use muslin fabric as a background/block to put the pattern on?

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    [quote=dakotamaid]Are you doing the rounded blades or the pointed ones?

    Should be some inspiration here.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=2276

    http://www.google.com/images?q=dresd...ls=org.mozilla:en-U


    The pattern I downloaded has rounded blades but on Mousourri Quilt I saw where she used the pointed ones and how she did it..I looked really nice and easy, so I may go and download that pattern as well..Those are some very beautiful quilts you posted!!! I just want to reach thru the computer screen and touch them :D

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    Thought the same. Is there a rule about fAbric colors? Can u use oriental fabrics? Dont know The history of these blocKs.

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    I think the oriental fabrics would look fabulous. Be careful of scale would be my only advice. Many oriental fabrics are very large scale and on those slender blades you would lose the design. Whatever fabric you choose fold it so only what the blade would be and step back and look. Than go from there. Remember it has to look good to you. :)

    If you want to go traditional small calicos are pretty traditional to this pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Lynne
    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    I just did my 1st one. It was pretty easy really. Best tip was to sew the blades together into sets then to sew the sets together.
    Thank you so much..It is a very beautiful pattern and so many ways to go with it in regards to color schemes..When I see it, I think of flowers :D ..I want to do one that resembles a sunflower..With yellow blades with a brown circle..Not sure if that will work but the thought crossed my mind lol..Went to the store yesterday and hubby had to drag me out of it..I was going " but there is so many colors and so many ideas running thru my brain"..When you did yours, did you use muslin fabric as a background/block to put the pattern on?
    No, I did it on a navy mottled fabric. But I only did one to use for a small table topper. My round binding was less than stellar though. It wants to curl but only slightly. It may turn into a basket liner LOL

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    I want to do one into a runner sometime soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Thought the same. Is there a rule about fAbric colors? Can u use oriental fabrics? Dont know The history of these blocKs.
    No rule, as in any quilt, do what is appealing to you. I obviously didn't do the 2nd one, I saved the picture for quilting ideas.. YEA RIGHT, I CAN DO THAT! It is gorgeous.
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