Diamond Dresden

It’s been a while….

So, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth!  But it looks like I did fall off the quilting/blogging/reading websites/keeping up with tweets and emails/pretty much everything else bus!  Things around here have been so busy, the poor sewing room is in disarray and I just keep adding to the fabric piles.  (Apparently I have lots of time to shop online for fabric, just not actually use any of it!) I’m hoping to pick things back up soon, now that our nights aren’t filled with catching up on tv shows (hey, I’m being honest!) or other random things!  Somehow, my little newborn baby is turning 1 year old next month!  I’m not sure how that happened, because I was certain I just had her a few months ago!  Crazy how time flies, I fully understand that statement now!! Little Mister is also on his way to being 3, so a co birthday party is in the works! 

The quilt blocks below were created for the 4×5 Bee (sign up’s for the 2nd quarter are going on now!), and it’s another original Parfait Cafe design.  (I always feel a little weird using the word original, as I feel it is very difficult to create anything truly original these days)  This design is based off of a Dresden Plate, and this one is all machine pieced similar to the last Dresden that was posted.  The middle circle is hand sewn on as an appliqué.  I’m loving the rainbow one, I’m going to have to make an entire rainbow sampler quilt now!

And now, about the tutorials.  Tutorials for the blocks will be posted, and the Diamond Blossom will be first up, but writing out the steps and documenting the process is taking some time.  A few of the tutorials will be “mini” tutorials or overviews, since we just can’t get on paper everything we want to express about creating a certain block! I’m very sorry for those that have been patiently waiting for tutorials to pop up, and I am very sorry for not responding to emails in some time!  I’m getting right on that! :)  


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11 Responses to “Diamond Dresden”

  1. SewLindaAnn says:

    Oh my they are so beautiful! Looking forward to the tutes. No need to respond here, just wanting to comment.

  2. So glad to see you posting again! :) Your beautiful designs are such an inspiration.

  3. Christine says:

    Realy glad you are back in blogland, I love seeing your 4×5 Bee blocks. Can’t wait for the tutorials – no pressure here I have 1 000 things to do just always enthusiastic about your fabulous blocks and new tutorials :)

  4. Heyjami says:

    LOVE this. In lieu of a big old tut, how about just the paper piecing pattern and the rest of us can try and figure it out while you’re writing up directions. ;-) I might print your picture and try to make my own pp! it’s just gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this block (especially the rainbow one!) and I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

  6. I love your dresden blocks. The dresden was actually the very first thing I sewed in my LIFE so it has a dear place in my heart. I would love to give these a go! I was looking for the tutorial for them that you mention in your blog post. Am I missing it? Please let me know how to find it. I would really enjoy trying to make one!

  7. Joanie says:

    I’ve looked (what feels like) all over your site and can’t find a tutorial for this lovely block. Did you ever write one? Is the pattern available?
    This is wonderful.

  8. Naomi Vela says:

    Hiya, long time no hear! I keep coming back (albeit infrequently – contrary to popular belief I do have a life..lol) and am always sad to see you haven’t had time to post again yet….hope life is treating you kind though and that one day soon you’ll have time to come back to us….and we can see all the lovely blocks you might have had time to make for ‘show n tell’ lol


  9. canaille sex says:

    Je peux vous dire que ce n’est nullement faux !

  10. Naomi Vela says:

    Boo, just popped by to check in again on one of my infrequent visits….I have been past a few times since last November, but didn’t leave a message, but as it’s been almost 12 months and still not a peep out of either of you, I thought I’d best leave a note this time.

    Hurry back, I can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating in your blog absense


  11. Daisy says:

    I’m going to email you a quick question about those Diamond Blossoms through your contact page! I hope you’re still around. :)

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