Sunday, September 25, 2016

One more Blogger's Quilt Festival entry!

This is the cover quilt for my pattern Dresden Star.
I designed it to introduce my set-in piecing workshop students to a block found in a vintage quilt by local shop owner, Karen at The Little Red Quilt House in Medina, Ohio.
This version measures 44" by 48".
I used a layer cake of 10" squares called Good Karma from Moda designer, Stephanie Ryan plus a yard and a half of white background fabric.
I love this picture of it taken in February with a little snow on the ground!
The decision to use white as the main borders had more to do with "not enough fabric" than anything else, but I think the two white borders do a great job of setting off the scrappy second border.
The quilt has a crisp look that I love! 
The original test block I did on the fly for this block is in the center of this piece.
(Read my previous posts about experimenting with this block by searching for "Dresden star".)
 I ran another test of the piecing process as part of a Kaffe Fassett mini swap on Instagram.
The pattern for the quilt is available in my Craftsy Shop HERE
If you indulge in it, I urge you to adapt the block to your own ideas and settings!!
It's fun!!

Thanks for considering my entry in the Original Designs category at the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Mary Huey





5 comments:

  1. Your Dresden Star is a beautiful quilt Mary. The pattern, fabrics and quilting all work so well together.

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  2. Beautiful! I really like the white borders.

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  3. What a lovely happy quilt with that good karma is perfect. Your dresdan star is a sparkler and works wonderfully with those smaller spaces of white. Stunning quilt Mary!😍 Love it.

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  4. Your quilt is gorgeous, love the colors and the design. Great job.

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