Friday, October 28, 2011

Mary Engelbreit meets Denyse Schmidt

Finished up my Dresden block quilt
The first time I saw the Denyse Schmidt line at Joann's, I knew I wanted to make it into a dresden quilt.  But I didn't want to make a traditional dresden with lattice and posts, so I went for a strippy quilt instead.  The red polka dot on front and the cherry print on back reminds me of Mary Engelbreit.
I machine appliqued the blocks with a tiny buttonhole stitch.  Then I hand stitched inside each red circle with white perle cotton, and machine stitched the binding.  LOVE the machine binding method.  It saves a ton of time.   I would still be sitting on the couch sewing it down with raw fingers instead of posting about it, if I hadn't done it that way.  The quilt measures about 55x70.
I think it looks fresh and modern and kind of vintage all at the same time.  Does that make sense?
Yesterday my daughter and I went thrift store shopping and I brought home a few goodies.  As soon as I'm done fighting with the glue gun, I will show you my little makeover.  Meanwhile, these were perfect, just as I found them, and are full of the fall season.
 Pyrex.  It just never gets old. You can bet these will be on my Thanksgiving table next month.  Have a great weekend!

5 comments:

  1. Lynne, it's absolutely gorgeous! What a great use of your Denyse Schmidt fabrics and yes, I agree it's both vintage and modern. The dotty red sashing is a perfect accompaniment. I'm so inspired now. I'm off to find out more about this magical buttonhole stitch applique thing of which you speak. I think it might change my life. :)

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  2. Your quilt is amazing Lynne! I'm always admiring colorful quilts like this at the antique stores but can never seem to afford them. This will be a wonderful treasure. Thanks for leaving a comment about The Lovely Crow. Elizabeth is so talented! I'm so excited to be sharing her work at T.H.. Happy Friday!

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  3. Oh and... Thanks for the good wishes at T.H. for year two. That is so nice of you!

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  4. Oh its just lovely & the fabrics are great, love the layout!!! Such a lot of work in it, you must be so proud :D
    Karen x

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You guys are awesome! Thank you for the comments!