I've teamed up with C&T Publishing to demonstrate my favorite appliqué tools, as well as several of my best tips and tricks! C&T Publishing is the publisher of our quilt book Dresden Carnival as well as many other fabulous quilting, sewing and craft books.
 
 
Welcome to the final stop on our Dresden Carnival Blog Hop! I hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful projects and reviews and commented on each one to win a copy of our new book.

As you may have read in my mom's blog on Pink Hippo Quilts, our love of Dresdens runs deep as we both have a treasured Dresden quilt made by my grams, my mom's mother, Esther Howard. When deciding on a theme to present to Stash Books for a book, we kept coming back to the Dresden. So we decided to take this classic block and see how many unique variations we could come up with to reinvent the Dresden and present it in a modern way. I'm so ecstatic about how these quilts and the book have turned out! There is so much variety in design and different techniques that I know there is a quilt (or three!) for every level and style of quilter.
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Heirloom Dresden Quilt made by my Grams, Esther Howard
I was especially happy to get to put my own fabric line, Fontaine by P&B Textiles, into two of the quilts. Below are the Ferris Wheel Quilt and Carousel Table Topper. I gave them an Art Deco, vintage modern influence to go with the fabric line and did a deconstructed Dresden medallion in the center.
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Ferris Wheel Quilt
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Carousel Table Topper
My other favorite that I designed is the Lily Pad Quilt. I love more modern and geometric designs, so I wanted to create a Dresden that felt fresh and current.
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Lily Pad Quilt
Comment below about your most treasured quilt for the chance to win your own copy of Dresden Carnival. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 2nd here on the blog. An international winner will receive an ebook, while a US winner will receive a hard copy.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Janet T., the winner of our Dresden Carnival Giveaway!


Thanks for participating in our blog hop and be sure to visit all the other stops below:


Mon. April 18: C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Tues. April 19: Generation Q Magazine |  http://generationqmagazine.com/
Wed. April 20: Bryan House Quilts | http://bryanhousequilts.com/
Thurs. April 21: Michael Miller Fabrics | http://blog.michaelmillerfabrics.com/
Fri. April 22: Textile Time Travels | http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/
Mon. April 25: Happy Quilting | http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/
Tues. April 26: Kitchen Table Quilting | http://www.kitchentablequilting.com/
Wed. April 27: Andover Fabrics | http://blog.andoverfabrics.com/
Thurs. April 28: Crazy Old Ladies | http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
Fri. April 29:
Vetmari | http://www.vetmari.com/blog
and
Pink Hippo Quilts | http://pinkhippoquilts.blogspot.com
 
 
Dresden Carnival Quilt Book
I'm so excited to announce the release of my first quilt book "Dresden Carnival" that I co-authored with Marian Gallian of Pink Hippo Quilts! It's been 2 years of hard work and lots of fun since we first submitted the proposal to C&T Publishing and we are looking forward to its release in April of 2016.

Our book is a parade of modern Dresden quilts, packed with playful color choices, all-new layouts, and exciting borders. Peruse 16 projects, 4 bonus variations, and 5 alternate colorways for creativity that knows no bounds! Basic needle-turn techniques are included, and patterns range from beginner-friendly to more advanced. Take a vintage favorite and infuse it with pizazz. These truly innovative Dresden blocks will become heirlooms for the next generation.

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