Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I Dared to Dresden


Well, I did it! I took a dare!
When doing my Sunday afternoon stroll through quilt blogs, I decided to be brave and write a note to Madame Samm! She wrote me back and talked me into taking the dare!  Scarey but FUN!!!
Here is the result:

 
With Valentine's Day coming, I wanted to use the colors and theme. The brown makes me think of  - What Else?  - CHOCOLATE!!  My photo taking ability needs some work so here is another shot:
 
 
I'm not sure, but I think I might be catching the BUG!  The BUG to do more!
Please hop on over to visit these other ladies who are sharing their creations!
Many thanks to Madame Samm and her Cheeleader, Christine Lewis, for putting this together! These women are wonderful and so selfless with their time!

 


 

91 comments:

  1. Love your Valentine Dresden, yummy colors! Thank you for sharing,

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    1. Judy, thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment! Happy sewing!

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  2. Absolutely perfect for Valentine's Day!!! Love the heart in the center :) You did a fabulous job choosing colors and piecing this beauty!!!

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  3. ooh its lovely - I love the heart shape in the middle and the fabrics you have used are lovely too. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. oh your Dresden is lovely, what a great idea to put the heart in the middle.

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  5. It is so so cute, love it! Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. So cute! I love the heart in the middle - perfect for Valentine's Day!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. What a very cute idea! Lovely job.

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  8. welll my sweet you put all of your heart into this...and well worth it...it is gorgeous

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  9. Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing such wonderful eye candy today.

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  10. Beautiful Dresden. LOVE the heart in the center.

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  11. Just beautiful Valentine Dresden.
    thanks for sharing.

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  12. Not sure I've seen a heart before...nice creativity. It made me think of chocolate too!

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  13. I have never seen a heart in the center of a Dresden - Great idea :)

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  14. Just darling....love the heart shape and the chocolate fabrics! Great job!

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  15. I love this! What a perfect center the heart is. :) blessings, marlene

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  16. Well you did a great job!! I just love this dresden and your color choice is wonderful!!

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  17. Your Valentine is wonderful, especially with the heart for the center - very clever and well done!

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  18. This is an excellent idea and just in time for "hearts" day!

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  19. How cute! I love the heart center--I never would have thought of that.

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  20. Okay, now I'm very disappointed with what I did with the very same fabric :(

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  21. LOVE this-= great idea for the center! Fantastic execution too!

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  22. So cute! It would be perfect for my tabletop. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Really cute. What a great idea to use another shape in the center instead of a circle. Wish I would have seen this before I did my little table topper quilt block. I think I will have to make another one. Thanks for sharing your idea!

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  24. I love the heart in the center of your beautiful chocolate Dresden! How nice!

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  25. Your Valentin Dresden i so cute!! Thanks for sharing

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  26. I like the heart in the middle of your Dresden. Hearts work at any time of the year.! What a great idea.

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  27. Cathy I absolutely LOVE IT!!!! I may have to make one of these!!!! Great Job!!!

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  28. We are so glad that she talked you into it because I really like your Dresden - especially with the heart center. I "heart" your creation - thanks from Judy C in NC

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  29. I *Heart* your Dresden!!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  30. Loved the idea of the heart for the center! Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  31. I like your Valentine Dresden. Very pretty.

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  32. The heart center was a fun and creative touch.

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  33. Your design is so timely for the upcoming 'heart' day. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  34. A great idea to make a heart center...perfect touch!

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  35. Oh, I really like that - great idea! :)

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  36. Oh my goodness I reallyt like it a lot..Love the heart center..This is the firs tone I have seen made with the heart...Very creative you are..
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  37. Wow, that is really cool. I love the idea of a heart in the center. Heck your all ready for the next Hugs and Kisses blog hop how! :-)

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  38. Love it!!! And chocolate is my favorite too!!!! Yums!!!!

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  39. I agree! You should catch that bug to do more! That one is so preeeeeettty!

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  40. Oh! WOW! This is sooo cute with the heart in the center.How creative you are! I really LOVE it. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  41. The Dresden bug is quite catching, isn't it. Your Valentine Dresden is beautiful (love the heart in the center!) I'm glad you took the dare. :O)

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  42. I just love your heart Dresden. So cute, thank you for sharing. :)

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  43. I love the heart and the echo quilting! It's beautiful :)

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  44. I love your Sweet Heart Dresden! Lovely!

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  45. Oh so glad you took the dare! I love it and the Heart center, what a great idea!

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  46. Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  47. very nice. I like the heart in the center!

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  48. <3 your design *grin* (that's a heart if you turn your head sideways...)

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  49. Great colors....of course who could resist 'chocolate'? Love the heart in the middle, just perfect.

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  50. This is fabulous! Of course you want to do more...I love it!

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  51. Clever idea for the center. You did good.

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  52. Very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Yumm.... Chocolate! Love your design, the heart center is very pretty and cute. Perfect for Valentine's day!

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  54. I just love what you did, combining hearts and Dresdens! I may have borrow your idea and make one of those myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Rosemary B here: this is adorable. You could give it to someone you love heehee
    I love this idea! cute fabrics. thank you for sharing. You know what? I have that bug too now

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  56. I love your unique take on this hop, it's very cute!

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  57. Well Cathy...you took the dare and inspired us today with your beautiful Valentine Dresden. Great job, thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  58. I love the heart shaped middle! Very clever!


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  59. A Dresden heart, just in time for valintimes day. Great block.

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  60. I love the center heart on your Dresden.

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  61. Beautiful! I love your heart design and the fabric choices. The perfect combination for a stunning finish!

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  62. Love the heart center. The fabric does make me think of chocolate ,,, and cherries! Perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  63. Very creative. I love the heart! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Cathy - I love your Dresden!! The pink and the chocolate brown are one of my favorite color combinations!! And the center in the shape of a heart is wonderful!! Is the quilting you did called echoing??

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  65. Ok ..this is just tooo cool. I love the heart in the middle!

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  66. This is adorable--a chocolate Valentine Dresden! Beautiful!

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  67. I love it! It is such a pretty heart Dresden. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Your heart is adorable. I think you did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. Hi!!! I love your Dresden heart!!! Just in time for Valentines too!!! Wonderful!!! Thank You

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  70. Your Valentine dresden quilt is outstanding. I think the colors are wonderful and the heart was a real inspiration that worked out so well.

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  71. OH MY Gosh!!! I love your Valentine's Dresden!! It's Precious... Late night Hopping after I got stuck at work for a long day....What a joy to come home to! Hugs and THANK YOU for taking the Dare and participating in the HOP!

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  72. Love your Heart Dresden!!! Awesome job!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  73. Cute - cute - cute and very clever. Thanks for a new idea and sharing.

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  74. Your little quilt is so cute! I love that you made the center heart shaped. Well done.

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  75. Beautiful Dresden and I love the heart center and the colors too! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  76. Oh, I love anything with hearts! What a clever idea.

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  77. Love the heart center! Very sweet! :-) Glad you joined up! K-

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  78. The heart center is a great idea. I new to quilting and with all the ideas on this hop I'm getting the bug too!

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  79. WoW! Your Valentine dresden is beautiful! How clever to do a heart for the center, I'm going to remember that design, hehe. I did a BOM at my LQS last year and the colorway was browns and pinks. It was called Chocolate and Cherries, great name right? Thank you for sharing with us, awesome job! Oh and nine kids? My hat's off to you! ;D

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  80. A Valentine Dresden! I love that idea and your fabrics!

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  81. Your heart Dresden is SO cute! The colors are great!

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  82. I love dresden yours is the BEST no offense to all the talented sewers out there.Thank-you so much for sharing

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  83. How did I miss this cute dresden? Must have been right near the end of the hop when I was playing catch-up with many things. Well, just in time for Valentine's Day I get to enjoy your pink and chocolate heart. Sew pretty!

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