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.
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.
Ferris Wheel Quilt
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.
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
Pink Hippo Quilts | http://pinkhippoquilts.blogspot.com


04/29/2016 12:47pm

I have a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that was gifted to me as a pieced top. Because of it's original 30's fabric and hand construction, I had it hand quilted. I just adore that quilt, and would definitely grab that one if my house was on fire! Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

09/12/2016 5:30pm

I love your quilts. I have always loved just any quilt I see. Yours was very special though because it reminds me of something I used to have. I gave it away to a friend a few years ago. I don't make my own quilts though. I am sure your family is very lucky to have you around. You are a great artist.

Rosalind Gutierrez
04/29/2016 12:50pm

I treasure the quilt on my bed as mom made it years ago and now it is a family keepsake. Love the Dresdan quilt ideas.

04/29/2016 1:27pm

I have two quilts that my Grandmother made, one is a cheater cloth that she just hand quilted and the other one is made of squares of pastel sheets that she made for my father. I love the Dresden plate and all of its variations.

Janet T
04/29/2016 1:37pm

I have a couple tops from the 30s that I need to quilt, but am afraid my "expertise" could not do them justice, so there they sit. I feel the guilt when I think about them.

04/29/2016 4:17pm

I love the lily pads too.....would be cool with kids frogs....My favorite quilt is the bears pow my mom helped me quilt.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Mary in Iowa
04/29/2016 5:15pm

I love these Dresden projects. What a way to make my first Dresden block

Mary in Iowa
04/29/2016 5:19pm

My most treasured quilt is a toss up. I have a quilt from a sister of my Great Great Grandmother dated 1856. The other one is a crazy quilt that is in mint condition that has pieces from my Great Great Grandmother's wedding dress and my Great Great Grandfather's wedding vest.

Lori Morton
04/29/2016 7:19pm

My most treasured quilt is still a Top only...given to me by a dear hand, dear friend..that was 84 at the time. Actually she gave me two tops..both mostly hand pieced by HER Momma!! I am sooooo honored that she gave them to me, to love & treasure! Wowie!

Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

04/29/2016 8:24pm

I'm the only quilter in my family so I don't have treasured quilts from past generations. My favourite quilt is usually the one I'm working on.

Pamela Reim
04/29/2016 10:57pm

I have a wonderful old log cabin quilt made by a Great Aunt I never met; it's the only family quilt so I do treasure it.

04/30/2016 12:50am

My most treasured quilt is a Row Along quilt I made in a QAL with Lori Holt a few years back. It is all scrappy and lovely!

04/30/2016 3:11pm

I've only been quilting for a few years, so I think all of my quilts are still treasures to me!

Carmen N
05/01/2016 4:25pm

My most treasured quilt is the one a friend made us for our wedding. Still holding together after 20 years - but it needs a new backing.

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08/08/2016 2:20pm

I use to have Quilt in my house when I was small I use sleep on that quilt on my bed. That was designed and handmade by my grandma. She is good in art works and always design her own and decorates them in the house. Those designs are really looking wonderful and great art work on them by the artist.


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