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!


  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. :)

  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!

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

  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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