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Thread: The Dresden Heart

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    Hello all:
    I know it is a little early for this. because I still have 18 more blocks to do, but I thought you might like to see my attempt at a Dresden Heart. I fell in love with this design and I love how it is turning out
    I am using Steam-a-Seam 2 to applique the heart onto the blocks. The blocks are 14 inches square so the Dresden Hearts are really big! I am going to do 4 blocks across and 5 down so this can fit on my bed. I will probably do a combination of machine and hand quilting. If I have enough material I am going to make matching pillow shams. If anyone is interested the templates can be found here:
    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/for_girls.htm
    The pansey print is going to be the back of the quilt and if I have enough I may use some on the front. I just brought a grape and a teal green batik that I am going to use to frame the blocks and the quilt. That will be coming with more Steam-a-Seam 2.
    Here are two pictures, one a little closer then the other. Hope you all enjoy,
    Penny

    Dresden Hearts - a little further away
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    Dresden Hearts - can see the material better on this one.
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    Oh, those are beautiful and I LOVE that pansy fabric!

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    Beautiful blocks and fabrics :D :D :D

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    I've never heard of this pattern before. It is very lovely! The dresden plate is one of my favorite appliques.

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    Have never seen the dresden heart design before....... I love it.
    Is it a design of your own???? Like the colors too.

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    Scrapquilter:
    I thought it was a beautiful design too. Sorry, can't take credit for the design. I found it on the link I put in my first message here. Fat Cat Quilt designs free patterns by Sindy Rodenmayer. See link above in intro.
    Penny

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    That looks just beautiful. I love your colour choices, and the purple heart fabric is very striking.

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    Those are really pretty! Keep up the good work!

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    Penny, those Dresden Hearts look so RICH and alive. How unique. I have never made a Dresden. This may be a good one to start with. Thanks for the website. I love the Butterflies. Have already made the copies. I suppose you could say I collect butterfly patterns, since I love butterfles so much, but I've never done that either. Hmm -- what DO I do? :lol:

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    How interesting! I really like your dresdin hearts, I've never seen anything like it before.

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    Your hearts are beautiful and I love the pansy print. Great job.

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    Wow thank you all for the lovely compliments. You all have given me such encouragement. I loved this because it was so unusual and suprisingly easy to do so far. But to have all you like it so much really is a nice feeling because I have come to value your advice and opinions.
    Once I get the rest of the steam-a-seam2 and the material I ordered it should come together pretty fast. I will post it when I am done.
    Thank you all again. I am very flattered.
    Penny

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    Teresa:
    The heart is made from a 4 fat quarter bundle I brought in JoAnne's. It is that shiny polyester they use in Japanese fabric. It is a true purple with gold butterflies embroidered on it. I thought it went well with the gold running through the batik fabrics in the Dresden Heart and the purple went well with the peacock feather material.
    Thank you for the compliment.
    Penny

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    Thank you Loretta for the compliment. I am glad you like it. Thanks for coming to take a look.
    I still can not get your Asian floral fabric quilt out of my mind. I have been back to look at it many times.
    I can't wait to get back to the USA and start fabric shopping. LOL
    Penny

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    Those are great. I'm so glad you shared with us! It's going to be beautiful when you're done.

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    Gail:
    Hi girl thanks for stopping by to take a look. I have missed you.
    I love that site she has such great patterns and is so nice to share them for free. You should see the thimble quilt she made. It is spectactular and on that site too.
    Since you love the butterflys do them first! You could do their wings in all different materials. Are you still contemplating the puzzle quilt. ¤ am thinking I could do the puzzle pieces the same way I am doing the hearts. I am a chicken to try the true paper piecing. I guess because I am so new to quilting. ┴lthough I did watch a video the other day where the girl uses elmer's glue and starch to do her paper piecing. She made it look easy. Only thing is I can't get freezer paper here.
    Write when you can.
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    That is going to be one beautiful quilt!! Thanks for the link too!!

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    Lisa:
    Thank you so much for the compliment. Will post it when completed.
    I am glad you like the site. I love her thimble quilt too, it is beautiful.
    Penny

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    Oh-h-h How pretty! I love the colors that you are choosing so far. I hope you have enough to do your shams too. That would be a very nice set.

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    RedGarnet:
    Thank you so much for the compliment. With all the beautiful work I see on this forum it is really nice to hear how many people like the design and fabrics so far. It is very encouraging. This is the first quilt I will be making for myself in a long time (I only have one so far).
    I am going to alternate the pink and blue heart blocks. I think I mentioned I just brought a grape and teal batik for the borders front and back and I am using the pansey on the back so the quilt can be reversible. Have to wait until after the 20th for my sister-in-law to get back from Miami with more steam-a-seam and the material. In the meantime I have other things in the works.
    I will post the quilt when it is done.
    Penny

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    Oh Penny, those blocks are just beautiful! Can't wait to see a whole quilt!

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    Those are beautiful. I love the fabics and the pattern is out of this world. Great job.

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    Thank you Joyce, thank you littlehud and everyone else for your kind words on this new project.
    Penny

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    Looking forward to see it finished. Very beautiful

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    Penny~it is never TOO EARLY to post a picture. We love to look at ALL work, whether it is one block or a whole quilt!! Lots of pictures are posted of works in progress. It keeps us drooling and waiting for more!

    I love your blocks. That is a really pretty pattern and you have picked great fabrics for it. Do not wait until you are completely finished to show us more!!

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