Friday, August 8, 2014

Dresden Done!

Looks good against the purple wall, doesn't it?

This one was a long time in coming.  P of  The Way I Sew It sent the center Dresden to me in early 2010.  I'd finished the piecing before moving from Nevada in November of 2010.  I got it sandwiched in 2012.  And FINALLY finished quilting it a couple of weeks ago. It measures 23" X 23".  Only 4 years.

My intention was to bind it in black.  But being determined to utilize something from the stash I've been dragging around from place to place - and adding to along the way - black was not an option.  Hence the zebra stripe.  I'm quite pleased with the effect.

The Dresden itself is quilted with stitch in the ditch to make it pop.  The center has an organic spiral (read as imperfect). The black background is stippled.

I've discovered I really do not like stippling. My brain does not do random.  I have to make myself be random.  And if I'm concentrating on making no pattern is that really random?  (There's your philosophical question for the day.)

The wall hanging resides above my computer - the one I use for blogging and gaming.  :)

So for the first time in years....,

I'm linking up on Sarah's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. Well, whoop whoop, Michelle! It's really gorgeous!! Love the color choices and the binding is great - and you're right, it looks spectacular against that purple wall!

  2. It's beautiful, Michell! Whoop-Whoop!
    Finishes are the best, yes? ツ

  3. That's a whoop-whoop and a woo-hoo! It looks fabulous. The border and binding give it the wow factor! I saw the pillows I made with these Dresdens when we moved dear daughter last weekend (they were gifted to her). Fun to revisit all of them!

  4. What a very personal spot for you! I love your flair! (and the Dresden!)

  5. You cant rush genius and the zebra stripe is PERFECT. And it looks wonderful hanging on your way .

    You get a whoop whoop and cartwheels from me. WAY TO GO!

  6. Love the purple wall! and the zebra strip too!

  7. It is perfect hanging on that purple wall. I love the border you made.Cute light too.


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