3 March 2015

Sizzix Dresden Quilt Top

One of my quilting projects I've been working on in recent months has been this vintage inspired Dresden quilt. 


I'm making this using my Sizzix machine and the Large Dresden Die Cut. I've been working away hand appliquéing these blocks for quite some time, but it's been really enjoyable and I've loved admiring the fabrics as I sew along. I was inspired to start this quilt as the Sizzix machine is just fabulous for taking all the effort out of cutting curved quilt pieces, which I have always shy'ed away from and a Dresden quilt has been on my bucket list for too long!



The plates are pieced onto 18" blocks so there is a lot of white space, which I always find so lovely to look at. I'm thinking I might possibly hand quilt this one? Also having a scalloped edge, oh wouldn't that be just heavenly! Talking of white space, have you SEEN the new Sizzix machine!?! It's white, Yaaay! 
You don't realise how excited this makes me ... I've always wanted a white Sizzix machine! Thank you Sizzix for going neutral, this new colour-way is available now, I think, and I may possibly be a lucky receiver of one soon, I'll keep you posted ;-) You can follow all my Sizzix blog posts on their blog here as well as the tutorial to make the quilt. Have a great week! Also don't forget to enter my Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle fabric giveaway here. Competition closes this Sunday. 

4 comments:

  1. Ohh! It looks amazingly beautiful...

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  2. Beautiful quilt... and positively springlike!

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  3. Just beautiful. Did you EPP these or machine stitch them together?

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    1. Thank you Kay! I machine stitched the 'plates' together, and cut them out using my Sizzix machine :-)

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