Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Fall 2012

I'm excited to take part in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.  This is my first time participating!  The quilt I decided to share is my Dresden Wave throw quilt.  I made this quilt for the EZ Dresden Challenge hosted by the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild in September.
 I used Heirloom by Joel Dewberry in the Sapphire colorway.  This design starts with strips of various widths all sewn together, then cut into wedges and parallelograms using the EZ Dresden Ruler designed by Darlene Zimmerman.  It was a bit time consuming, but much easier than it looks!  I love that this technique creates curves with only straight seams.  It was really fun to do.  I have a tutorial posted here about how to create the blocks.

 For the back I used the ends that I had left over from my strip sets put together like alternating tumblers with white sashing between, as well as a little strip of color going across.

 I quilted it with an allover leaf pattern inspired by Angela Walters' book.

 This is my favorite quilt that I've made so far.  I love how it turned out.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt measures 52x70
Quilted by me on my Brother pq1500s mounted on a Grace frame
Category: Throw Quilt

Thanks for stopping by!  Go see what other amazing quilts have been made at The Blogger's Quilt Festival!


  1. This is so cool! Love the waves and the colors too!

  2. Your technique is very cool. I like that you can get curves without actually sewing on curved pieces of fabric. Plus, another use for the Dresden ruler! Thanks for linking to your tutorial.

  3. I love these colors! They look awesome in this pattern!

  4. This is such a cool quilt! I didn't realize that you made the fabric till I read your post. I went to your tutorial and wow! what a great idea. I have this ruler and fabric... I see a new quilt in my future!

  5. That's beautiful. What an interesting technique! Is it difficult to match seams? The wedges and parallelograms would have different lengths for each individual fabric if the angles were different, I would think. Or is it close enough to fudge it?

    1. Thank you! It is actually very easy to match the seams. The parallelograms are cut in between each wedge and then moved to the other side, so the angle is still the same, and the sides are the same length. If you wobble your ruler a little and didn't realize it that can make it harder to match, but it can be fudged in that instance. The seams get bulky quickly on this so it helps a ton if you press the seams open. Then they are even easier to match up from the distributed bulk.

  6. I just love this! The design is wonderful, and the quilting is beautiful, too! Thanks so much for linking to your tutorial -- I can't wait to try this with my EZ Dresden Ruler :)

  7. I love those wavy seams! Beautiful quilt!

  8. OH my! I love the look of those blocks! WOW! My BQF entry quilting was inspired by Angela Water's crafty class. I love seeing everyone doing such great quilting!!! I really want to learn that technique with the curves. WOW!

  9. That is so beautiful!! As a non-quilter, I am totally lost on how you would ever make curves like that and get them into blocks. It is a piece of art for sure. This might be my favorite quilt I have seen out of the purple heirloom fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

  10. That is a great quilt.I like the colors and the pattern and am intrigued by the technique. I will have to give it a try in the new year.


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