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
 
 
The Fontaine collection by Vetmari for P&B Textiles is shipping now and I've just released a line of sewing and embroidery patterns to complement the fabric line. My new collection of sewing and embroidery patterns embodies the feminine, vintage modern feel of the fabric collection. You can order these patterns in my shop, ask your local fabric or needlework work to carry the full collection, or contact me for wholesale inquiries.
 
 
PictureBlushing Blooms Free Quilt Pattern for Fontaine
My fabric collection Fontaine is now available for pre-order from P&B Textiles. I designed this beautiful  quilt pattern "Blushing Blooms" for P&B Textiles to feature my new fabric collection. The quilt pattern is free to download from their website here or you can view it on the Vetmari site here.

You can also view this quilt at P&B Textiles booth at Fall Quilt Market in Houston later this month. Stop by booths #1356 & 1361 to see Fontaine and Blushing Blooms in person and pick up your free copy of the printed pattern.


This fabric collection was designed with a romantic Art Deco influence that I also reflected in the quilt design.  Fabric will be available starting in January, so put this gorgeous quilt on your to do list! If you do make it, please send me a pic or tag @vetmari in instagram with the hashtag #fontaine. Happy quilting!

 
 
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I am so excited to announce that my fabric collection through P&B Textiles is finally here! Fontaine is feminine, modern and romantic collection inspired by vintage Art Deco motifs. It is available in 2 color ways and also has a beautiful cheater quilt cloth as part of the collection. You can pre-order now through P&B Textiles and the fabric will ship in January 2015!

Fontaine will also be featured at the P&B Textiles booth at Fall Quilt Market, so be sure to stop by and check it out at
booth #1356 & 1361.

 
 
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I just signed my first licensing contract today to be a designer for P&B Textiles! I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great company. I'm also looking forward to seeing my fabric in stores in next year!

 
 
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The view from above the Quilt Market floor.
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My "Cascading Gardens" free quilt pattern for Andover's "Water Garden" fabric line.
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Loved the saying on this quilt at the Kate Spain booth! I was at market to pitch my dreams and they are about to come true. Stay tuned for exciting news from Vetmari...
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Cute little bag I sewed up for the Andover booth display.
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Loved the colorful display at Anna Maria Horner's booth and how she brought the quilt design out onto the wall as a mood board. Gorgeous!
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The first place winner for the best multiple booth display went to Michael Miller fabrics. Love the over-the-top kitty bed and wall-to-wall blue (the color of the year).
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Every time we went by this intersection in front of the Galleria in Houston, there were hundreds of birds hanging around! We thought maybe it was target practice. ;)
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And I'll leave you with a final parting shot of the lovely and talented Amy Butler's booth. Maybe I'll have my own booth here next year!
 
 
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My "Bitty Skullz" collection has arrived in my Spoonflower shop just in time for all your Halloween projects! This fabric would make super cute trick or treat bags!! Check it out at Vetmari on Spoonflower.

 
 
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Look what I got in the mail!! It's always so much fun to see my patterns come to life! These swatches from Spoonflower arrived yesterday, which means you can now buy the "Paris 1930" collection as fabric, wallpaper, decal stickers and wrapping paper!

Shop "Paris 1930" on Spoonflower

 
 
Ikat Houndstooth Hearts
I just entered the Milk and Honey Spoonflower Design Challenge. Milk and Honey is an online store where you can custom make your own shoes. If you love shoes (and who doesn't?), you'll have a ball playing around making your own creations like I did.

My design is a take on the traditional houndtooth, but I tweaked it to make it look like hearts and added an Ikat look for some added texture. You can view it on Spoonflower here.

 
 
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Perfect for your teenage skater or Halloween alike, this collection blends tech with goth in an orange and gray palette. I love the detail of the thousands of tiny pixel squares.

Where you can find "Bitty Skullz"
Digital Paper Pack on Etsy
Fabric at Spoonflower
Art Prints, t-shirts, iPhone cases and more at Society6