Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dresden Carnival Blog Hop and Give Away


I am thrilled to showcase a wonderful new book by my friends and fellow Utah quilters, Marian Gallian and Yvette Jones. The mother/daughter duo have produced an inspiring book giving the traditional Dresden Plate pattern an exciting modern makeover.



The book is chock full of creative ideas and is so much more than just a pattern book. There are detailed pictures with step by step instructions. And a nice bonus: lessons on how to hand applique (regular and reverse) and even a lesson on that all important finishing step of binding.   Another unexpected bonus is a lesson on how to add interesting cut out circle details which could be added to any quilt. Lemonade and Lace has circle cutouts in the Dresden blades and the scalloped corners. So fresh and charming.

"Lemonade and Lace"

The quilts are shown in several inspiring colorways and staged in lovely settings. And whether you are just beginning to quilt or are an expert quilter, you will find the perfect project to spark your interest.

I was especially captivated by the wonderful movement in Summer Breeze and the creative new technique used to create the swirling flowers.  Yes, those are still Dresden blades but the movement is created by careful applique and neighboring blades sharing colors. As a AQS certified quilt appraiser and antique quilt collector, I love updating traditional patterns as well as seeing how others are inspired by antique and vintage quilts too. And I think quilters from the 1930s would get a kick out of seeing these new quilts.
"Summer Breeze"

Thank you to Marian, Yvette, and C&T for allowing me to give away a copy of Dresden Carnival to one of my readers. (U.S. winner will receive a printed copy and an International winner will receive a digital copy.) For a chance to win, please leave a comment and tell us the name of your favorie traditional quilt block. I'll choose a winner on Saturday, April 30, at 10 p.m. mountain time. Be sure that you are not a no-reply blogger or leave you email address in your comment.

Now hop on over to the other particapting blogs to see more of this great book and for more chances to win a copy of your own.

Dresden Carnival Blog Hop Schedule

Mon. April 18:
C&T Publishing/ http://www.ctpub.com/blog

Tues April 19
Generation Q Magazine/  http://generationqmagazine.com

Wed. April 20
Bryan House Quilts/ http://bryanhousequilts.com

Thurs. April 21:
Michael Miller Fabrics/ http://blog.michaelmillerfabrics.com

Fri. April 22:
Textile Time Travels/ http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

 Mon. April 25
Happy Quilting/ http://happyquiltingmelissa.com

Tues. April 26:
Kitchen Table Quilting/ http://www.kitchentablequilting.com

Wed. April 27:
Andover Fabrics/ http://blog.andoverfabrics.com

Thurs. April 28:
Crazy Old Ladies/ http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com

Fri. April 29:
Vetmari http://www.vetmari.com/blog

Pink Hippo Quilts http://www.pinkhippoquilts.com/blog

69 comments:

  1. My favorite traditional quilt block is the pinwheel.
    The book looks very interesting!

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  2. Where is this book available. My great grandmother was a big fan of the Dresden Plate pattern. I have two of her quilts. Thanks Sandra

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  3. I've been drooling over Dresden Plate quilts for years but have yet to make one. This book might just be the inspiration I need to press forward. I also love little churn dash blocks.

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  4. Love Dresen plate quilt. Thanks for sharing.

    frog2quilt@gmail.com

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  5. Log cabin is always a good go to quilt block.

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  6. Love Indian hatches. Would love to try Dresen plate always been a little apprehensive.

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  7. I am very partial to Log Cabin quilts - such a versatile pattern that can be interpreted in many way!Thanks for the chance! Happy Friday!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  8. Fascinating twists on a traditional block. I've never made a Dresden Plate block, though my Goggle Profile photo is of a Dresden Plate quilt I put together from blocks I bought on ebay.
    I think my fav traditional block is the churn dash.

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  9. You Know....Dresden was never high on my list but I LOVE what this book is showing.

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  10. Currently playing with Dresdens! This book would be perfect to add to my collection!

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  11. HI, IT'S THE 'OHIO STAR'! THANK YOU FOR SHOWING YOUR PROJECTS+SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  12. I really like the Variable Star block. This block is built like a 9-patch, uses flying geese (which I also like) and yields a beautiful star!

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  13. I really like a Granny Square block.

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  14. I would have to say the log cabin block is something I would like to try-as a beginner quilter-color seems the important choices to make a stand-out quilt!

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  15. I doubt I can pick one favorite traditional block pattern. I love many different star patterns and the churn dash too.

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  16. Dresden blocks are a favorite but have not made one as yet. The inspiration in this book looks very inviting and might just get me started on one. Bev bmleisch@gmail.com

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  17. Favorite traditional block is the Friendship Star - so simple yet effective. Love seeing this new slant on the dresden block too, the Summer Breeze is calling to me! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  18. Love the Summer Breeze quilt. The leaves make the plates look like flowers. My favorite block is any kind of star.

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  19. I really like anything with circles, grandmothers flower garden, drunkards path and dresdan plates. Thank you for opportunity to win.

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  20. I recently discovered and made a baby quilt using the traditional Rolling Stone Block by Mary Fons. It turned out so adorable and went together so fabulously with her pattern in the magazine I followed. Thank you for the opportunity to win this spectacular book showcasing the many ways of designing and appliquing the Dresden. brend_ack@yahoo.com

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  21. I love to make Irish chain blocks or traditional 9 Patch as it is so versatile.

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  22. I'm partial to any star pattern and like ones that are pieced. These quilts are so colorful and it is nice to see updated fabrics in traditional patterns.

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  23. I always return to the Log Cabin block. I love to piece it, love the way it utilizes scraps, and really like to use it as a background for applique. So I'd have to go with the Log Cabin as my favorite, I suppose. Second-place is awfully full, though.

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  24. I love star blocks, especially the ones with lots of points!

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  25. My favourite block is a new york beauty but log cabins are a close second.

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  26. I think I like the Log Cabin the best...it's so versatile. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  27. Sandra, It's nice to meet you via your blog...what a cool textile name:)
    Lemonade and Lace is truly a beauty, and it looks delicious. I've only admired the Dresden thus far, but I'm inspired to try it soon, very soon and my favorite block is the Log Cabin.
    Thank you.
    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. My favourite traditional quilt block is the log cabin.

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  29. That's a hard question - but I think my favorite is a pineapple pattern.

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  30. I haven't been quilting very long, but I have made a Dresden block and enjoyed both the piecing and the hand stitching.

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  31. I would have to choose the log cabin block!
    Cheralin.Smith@gmail.com

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  32. My favorite traditional block is the "Odd Fellows Chain" - wonderful!

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  33. For a traditional block, nothing beats the log cabin, and I love all of the modern variations as well. grecomara at gmail dot com

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  34. The Dresden! I've made so many, and I'm currently working on another.

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  35. Churn dash blocks are sew cute. I love them. They are my favorite!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  36. You have asked a very difficult question but I would have to say it is a toss up between Dresden Plates, Grandmother's Fan (form of Dresden), EPP hexagon flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I'm still in love with log cabins.

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  38. oh wow, that is a tough one! I would say that it's a tie between hexie, star, log cabin, Dresden and anything involving curves or triangles. so really anything ;)

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  39. I am a big bear paw fan....was my very first quilt..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  40. I make many half square triangles and finished a twin size for my granddaughter. I'm doing the Modern HST quilt along with Blossom Heart Quilts. Lots of practice!

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  41. Dresden Plates of course! chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  42. I really like the churn dash quilts. This book looks like it has some great patterns. Thanks

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  43. If I have to pick one block, it would be log cabin because it's so versatile.This books looks fabulous.

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  44. My favorite Block is currently The Churn Dash lol...couple months ago, it was the D9P. So really..fave Block is usually what I am making now. DO love Dresden's tho!

    Thanks for chance to win this Give-a-way! Book is Awesome! :)

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  45. I like the Irish chain because it is so versatile.
    Rita_L_39212@yahoo.com

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  46. I love log cabin blocks.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  47. I am more of a modern quilter but, I think I will choose the ohio star --- i love the dresden quilts the first in black and gold--- It could be a steeler's dresden

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  48. I have always been captivated by old blocks and the Dresden Plate is my favorite. I would definitely enjoy winning this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  49. I have never made a Dresden but always admired the pattern. My favorite block is the Ohio star block.

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  50. My favorite is the log cabin as it can be combined with other patterns or stands alone. Thanks for the chance at this beautiful book. Rina

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  51. I love the sawtooth star!!! But am on a mission to make as many traditional blocks as possible-just with modern fabric and/or giant sized or something that makes it my own!

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  52. My favorite is actually the Dresden Plate. I love the quilts in this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  53. I really don't have a favorite block but if I had to choose one it would have to be the log cabin block. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  54. I seem to always like the use of flying geese blocks. pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

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  55. Churndash is my favorite and it's always fun to see different interpretations.

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  56. this looks like such a fantastic book. My go to block is either the pineapple or log cabin
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  57. Churn dash is one of my favorites. This book looks fantastic!

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  58. What great quilts! I love the Ohio Star, actually any and all for of stars.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I love Dresden but Churn Dash is another favorite.

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  60. I have never done a Dresden. These projects look really interesting. Thanks for hosting this.

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  61. There are SO many fabulous traditional quilt blocks, it is hard to pick a favourite- maybe a Log Cabin, or an Ohio Star or Pickledish? NY Beauty? See, there are so many! Dresdens for the win!

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