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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Today is the Day! Dare to Dresden BLog Hop!

 It's that time of the month again- WHN has entered another blog hop and today is her day!  The BIG REVEAL as it were!  This month, the fabulous Madame Samm  and Christine of Quilt Monster in My Closet  have put their beautiful heads together and challenged quilters in the blogosphere to give Dresden Plate blocks a try! Now, all of you know that WHN is starting to pawticipate in more of these blog hops and that is a very good thing- it keeps her out of our furs!  This month, WHN's quilting experiment is being introduced by the newest Dachsie With Moxie, our foster brother Snoopy!  Over to you Snoopmeister!

Thanks for that great intro, Chip and Tasha!  Life here has been simply crazy- having just moved in on December 1st, I was a bit shellshocked after having three homes in three weeks and it took some time to settle in, but boy is WHN out of control!  Chip and Tasha are NOT exaggerating at all about this- this woman is in dire need of serious snoopervision and since I have just been promoted to Senior Security Consultant for Dachshund Security LLC, I am taking the job seriously! We three take turns in the "sling" so we can monitor her progress (we insist that she wear a baby sling around her neck for our comfort- she is simply too silly to realize that surveillance is best conducted up close and personal!)  This makes our job harder when she wanders off mumbling to herself, in the direction of her sewing room.  Chip and Tasha use the trundle bed, leaving me either on the floor or in the Big Bed off duty. Last month she pawticpated in the "In Your Words" blog hop and made some Maxine themed items and some British items to go with her Christmas loot! instead of taking a break, the very next day she started making her Dresden plates for today.  Now, she has NEVER made them before so we insisted that she watch a YouTube video from the Missouri Star Quilt Company to get some idea as to what she was doing- that helped a lot!  She was also inspired by Melissa Corry's Double Dresden  tutorial and used that as the basis for this masterpiece!.  Using 7/8 of a yard of Keep Calm and Quilt On fabric from her favorite LQS, Jackman's Fabrics, and white muslin yardage from her stash, plus double batting, she decided to make a bed runner so that I don't get cold while I am off duty!  I helped her cut the Dresden plates out with her nifty Dresden ruler, and then sat on her sewing table as she pieced them together!  She had enough for four full dresden blocks and 18 blade of a larger one which she used to great effect on either end of the runner.  She then sewed them down on the quilt top.  The only trouble she had was pinning the backing and backing to the top- that took most of one day since the fabric kept bunching up no matter how many pins she used (and she used lots of pins, every inch or less to get a firm grip)  Dad finally had to take things in hand and help with this.  She flipped it and then appliqued everything a second time with a blanket stitch on her Baby Lock- she was concerned about my toes getting caught on the baldes of the Dresden.  Then she started to quilt using free motion quilting motifs that she learned lst year during the year long FMQ challenge hosted by SewCal Gal.  Now, we know that her fmq is rusty, but she gave it the good college try and finished yesterday afternoon.  She washed the quilt and dried it to make sure it was super soft for my sensitive skin, and voila, I have my very own bed blankie!


Please enjoy the photos of what I helped WHN make, and make sure you visit the other ladies exhibiting their works of art today!
January 31th, 2013
Dad holding the bed runner up for the world to see!

Checking out to see if WHN forgot a spot!

Close up of an end plate

Close up of one of the four plates









83 comments:

Judy B said...

very pretty bed runner! Your pups write a great blog report. Thank you for sharing.

Scrapatches said...

So cute! ... and the quilt is sew very pretty, too ... ;) Pat

Kris said...

Oh, Agnes - I love your Dresdens and your dogs are just the cat's meow!! Plus I love your blog!!

Farm Quilter said...

Love the material you used in your Dresdens!!! Great bed runner - I like the way you used the extra blades! Your fur babies are adorable and will enjoy a snuggle with your new bed runner!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a gorgeous bed runner! Love your fabric choice, just amazing! Thank the gang for sharing WHN's project, great job!

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Sunshine Girl said...

Great quilt and story! I used to have a dog called Snoopy too :)

Theresa said...

What fun Dresdens, looks like your pups have claimed this one for themselves.

Gill said...

What fabulous dresdens - I love the fabrics you used! Can you tell me what they are??
Thanks for sharing!

Madame Samm said...

you make me smile...your quilt runner dresden....superb....and the photos bow wowoooooww..lol

Molly The Wally said...

Great modelling there. Pawsome quilt. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly.

charlotte said...

Love the way the fabrics you chose make the Dresden look more interesting. Nice job!

Ellen said...

Snoopy, you & your mom did a great job. I just love the quilting, and you are a cute quilt model. My dog Katie thinks I require a lot of supervision too, but she likes to stay under my sewing table.

Fiesta said...

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

Thearica said...

Your baby looks right at home all snuggled up on his quilt!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful bright colors Agnes! blessings, marlene

Jeanie said...

Love your Keep Calm dresdens and good luck to Snoopy....he's a lucky fellow to have you!

Patty C. said...

The dresden quilt is gorgeous but i LOVE you model - what a cutie!!!!

Mommarock said...

Love the inner points.. Now was that the pieces with points or was the inner circle made with points?? Beautiful little helpers, I have 3 of them..now my littlest one is on my list currently GRRRR she is a doxie terrier mix and potty training is just NOT her thing LOL, even tho momma is helping her to my best ability..

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just lovely you did a fantastic job on this

Sowing Stitches said...

Great idea for a bed runner! Adding this to my ever growing to do list!

Barb said...

Your bed runner is very nice and certainly well appreciated by Snoopy!

Ellie Q said...

I love your fabric choices! I lived in St. Louis (by Tower Grove Park) for 4 years--just moved to MI last year.

Auntie Em said...

Snoopy is one lucky dog to have landed at your house. What a cute little guy.
You did a wonderful job with your Dresdens. I like that the "keep calm" fabric has the white lines in it that keep your eyes dancing over the whole thing.

Suze said...

I think a pup just might be a bit spoiled? I think I got two furry felines that are. Isn't that what we have them for? What a great idea and a great job. Dad makes a great display. I like the pointy points in the middle. Thank you for not only being kind to the "kids" but also participating in the blog hop and sharing your creativity to inspire us.

Linda said...

Your quilt is really beautiful! I love the free motion quilting too!

Britt-Inger said...

Your Dresden is so cute and your puppie is wonderful
Thanks for sharing

JudyCinNC said...

Another beautiful Dresden and of course I always love seeing pictures of the furry children. Thank you for this double Dresden tip - just wonderful - from Judy C in NC

Lovable Lily said...

OMD! Snoopy and your beautiful quilt together in one picture ~ We're in Heaven!!

Fantastic quilt. That must have taken forever to make it. We are most impressed by your talents!

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Gmama Jane said...

Keep Calm and Pin On!! Love the dresdens
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Lyn said...

Thanks so much! Very nice

patchouli moon studio said...

Lovely quilt. Oh don't let my grandson see your cute dog as he would want him. He really likes dachsunds.

Vicki H said...

Your bed runner is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

harrispen said...

Great job! I love the colorfulness of the keep calm fabric. Snoopy looks so cute all snuggled up in his quilt.

Cindy

Patty said...

What a great job. Lovely,lovely bed runner.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Thanks to YOUR Snoopervision... WHN has created yet another Mistresspiece.

Bravo!!!

Tammy said...

Love to read your blog...Love those doggies too.. I really like your dreseden blocks...The fabrics you used are very mocern looking.
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Amber DaWeenie said...

That is gorgeous and so are you, Snoop! My Mom needs some serious help too. She got material and batting to make us some crate pads (should be easy pee-sie) but all she does is stare at the material out of pure fear! She hasn't even dug her sewing machine out from the rubble in the garage that came out of the old room (before construction started). Yes, My Mom needs HELP!

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you, Snoopy, for your wonderful report on your mom's Dresdens. She made a fantastic bed cover just for you.It is trully beautiful and I know you will enjoy it very much. Tell her she did a great job and thank you for sharing.(I had a doggie named Snoopy once also)

Lou said...

sweet!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Your on the spot reporters did a darn good job of keeping us up with the news!!! LOL.. Love it, as much as they love the new comfy quilt!

Lana said...

Not only do i love the puppies...those dresdens are colorful and PERFECT fabric! Then, I saw all that quilting! VERY good job and I love it!!!

Wendy said...

your dresdens are so pretty, the fabric works perfectly

Just Carol said...

Your bed runner is beautiful and those pups seem to think it is theirs--such a good mom to let them enjoy your Dresden. :O)

gpc said...

Fabulous! You did a beautiful job! :)

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Vidão tem este seu cachorro...ganhou uma obra de arte e tudo...Parabéns.

Lisa said...

Snoopy, you did an awesome job helping mama with your very own doggie quilt. You should feel REAL special!

suemac said...

My daughter just adopted two rescue dachshunds here in Texas. I have a chiweenie and another chihuahua mix that we rescued. Snoppy is just adorable. Making a bed runner is a good idea. my dogs like something to snuggle with on our bed.

Diann said...

What a nice quilt. Looks like you had plenty of help with this one.

3 doxies said...

OMD...OMD...DAT right theres is a BEAUTIFYL quilt. I just loves da Keep Calm and all those purty colors (not like my house) and I loves da design. Does WHN EVER slow down to breath?
Snoopy, I is happies to knows you is helpin' out withs da snoopervision!

Puddles

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love it, such super fun fabric and what a cute model!

Kim West said...

great dresden quilt... love the fabric choices.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very colorful! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thanks for sharing your projects!

M. E. Stephens said...

Somehow I Really Like the colorfulness of this fabric made up into Dresdens! It really takes my fancy. :-) Ideas, ideas! Good job.

Gwen said...

Beautiful work and it looks like your buddies approve of it!

Caroline said...

Too. Cute!! And your quilt is adorable, too. ;)

Love the print on the dresdens! I think I need that print... Great reminder fabrics are always my favorites!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: Dear Snoopy, that is why your name is Snoopy, because you are good at this sort of thing.
Great work! Your mom made a superb quilt for you three to test and enjoy in the sunny patches, and wrap yourselves up when dad won't crank the heat up for some nutty reason.
I bet your puplings, Chip and Tasha picked out the fabrics too. Excellent choices as this creation looks perky!
Thanks for the update. Your mom must be konked out in the bed exhausted!
Make her get up now and pass the snacks

Cecilia said...

Great job! Your bed runner is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very cute, what a sweet face :)
Oh yes, your dresdens are just lovely too! :D

The Slow Quilter said...

I love what you have done with this Dresden, along with the quilting. I am sure the pup does to.

Angie said...

What an absolutely adorable bed covering for Snoops and I love love love the posting by the pupsters. THE BEST Dresden entry of all---so saith a serious quilt/doxie lover. :D

Kathy H said...

Great dresdens and I think the pups like your comfy quilt too.

lefuntz said...

Snooy, you lucky dachie!

Katherine said...

Fun fabric choice for those delightful dresdens, Agnes! Too cute.

carla said...

Hi!!! Your little guys sure is a cutie!!! I love his dresden blankie!!!! He is lucky little guy to find you!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

DeAnna S. said...

I love the fabric. Great job of quilting, too. Thanks for sharing.

sandra said...

Loved your fabric choice and the story that went along with making your lovely quilt .

Nikita said...

It's pawfect!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Love it! he he he - and so does puppy! lol. I love the fabric you used; I almost added some of that to my cart the other night on fabric.com and then thought I shouldn't. Now I'm sorry I didn't - boo!
Your quilting is great, too - is that all FMQ?
Thank you for sharing!!

Just Quilt It said...

Very pretty! It's a good thing you have such good help. Hopefully, you won't be moving again for awhile.

Mary said...

Agnes, you did a great job. Love that fabric. Thank you for sharing.

LJ said...

Ha, ha, ha; what a chuckle. You and your cohort certainly did a great job on the dresden blankie/table runner. Moving often would make my blood run cold so if yours is also running cold, I would suggest bed, a hot water bottle, as well as a nice hot cup of tea. :)

Brenda said...

Oh it is Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

OhioLori said...

What helpful lil helpers!! lol I loooove the Dresden Runner....it's Awesome...love the fabrics you used too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Christine L said...

What a fun Report! Thank you for participating...Long day at work..so late night HOpping, what FUN to see all the projects! Hugs

ChristaQuilts said...

Absolutely adorable!

Wendy said...

Your bed runner is just beautiful! I love the fabric you chose to use.

Gina said...

Beautiful! I love how the center is finished and open! I'll have to try that next time! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Snoopy, you sure helped produce a gorgeous runner. Did Chip and Tasha tell you that WHN is one of the most talented women in Blogville? You are so lucky to be there.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Love that fabric!!!

Your doxies are so cute They win the cuteness factor every single time.

Vickie said...

What a great four legged furry commentator you are Snoopy ! Your person did a great job on your Dresden !

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

wonderful dresdens and you dog is so cute, thanks for sharing!

Shelle Pennington said...

That is gorgeous!! The Dresden pattern is one of our momma's favorites. But we have to admit, Snoopy modeling it made the pictures even better!!

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