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Thread: Embroidered + dresden

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    Wink Embroidered + dresden

    I have 6 blocks that I was going to embroider a pastel stamped flower. I am thinking of making 6 dresden plates in pastel reproduction prints to offset them. I am having trouble visualizing this combination. Ideas? I know, I know
    ....no quilt police.....just needs ideas from all you talented people. Thanks.

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    Sounds great to me.... go for it!!

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    Do one and see how you like it. I think it will be beautiful. Dresden plate and reproduction prints... a winning combination!!

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    Make your dresden plate blocks the same size as your embroidered blocks and then put sashing between and some borders - and you will have a quilt!
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    Sounds like a great idea - maybe someone who has the computer quilting software could make a picture of your idea using scanned photos of your fabric - This might help. I always have a problem with visualization. You could make a dresdan block and an embroidered block and set them side by side and see what you think - you wouldnt really be out anything because you could always use the blocks in another quilt. You may consider using pastel blenders for your dresdans to pick up colors in embroidered blocks - I guess it all depends on what blocks you want to stand out more. Then use a small floral as sashing.
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    sounds like it would be great..
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    Sounds good tome. I am currently doing an applique quilt with tulips so my blank blocks to enlarge the quilt to bed size will have tulips quilted in the blanks to pull it all together.

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    I'm sure I don't have the fabrics here that you have in mind. But I did this in my EQ... maybe it will help you visualize.
    Name:  Dresden and Flowers.JPG
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    That will be pretty.

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    Sounds beautiful and Nancy's work-up is awesome!!
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    Don't know how big your embroidery flowers will be but how about making the dresdens the same size as the embroidery flowers and maybe doing them in a block; set in a way that you could make an embroidery stem and leaves coming off them. Then maybe your dresden blocks in the center with the embroidery blocks surrounding them; of course with sashing between all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I'm sure I don't have the fabrics here that you have in mind. But I did this in my EQ... maybe it will help you visualize.
    Name:  Dresden and Flowers.JPG
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    Thanks, bunches! This really helps me to visualize what I would like to create.!!You're a lifesaver!!

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    nancy that looks pretty

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    you're welcome. glad it was helpful to you
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    I already want to do one myself. What a great idea.

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