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Adding color to my world

I’m so happy with how these Dresden Plates have come together.  After making one, I decided to make three more and make a wall hanging to put on my big, beige, empty wall above my couch.  As much as I love the neutrality of the house we bought, I’m starting to feel a little blah-ish and in need of some color. (May have to do with the time of year too.)

I still need to add borders, but I decided to take the quilt for a ‘test-drive’ on the wall.  I think I like it. But I also wonder about making it into a bigger quilt. Decisions.

Thanks for all the reassurance on the artistic children. It’s nice to know I’m not alone.  And nice to know there are stellar cleaning products available.

Also, I’m linking up today with V and Amylouhou’s Sew and Tell. Be sure to check out lots of other project fun!

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    NorahS
    April 2, 2010 at 5:56 am

    That looks great! I really like it as a wall hanging.

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    Stephanie
    April 2, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Your dresden plates make such a happy wall hanging. You could also get canvas stretcher bars and put it on them, and it would look like artwork.

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    Quilt Hollow
    April 2, 2010 at 6:05 am

    It's like a bright punch of Spring and will cheer up any room!

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    Leslie
    April 2, 2010 at 6:14 am

    this looks great over your couch!!!

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    DeeRoo
    April 2, 2010 at 6:21 am

    I LOVE it as a wall hanging and I really like Stephanie's idea about putting on stretcher bars…that would give great dimension and shadows….awesomeness!:)

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    angela
    April 2, 2010 at 6:40 am

    It looks great! If you want a bigger quilt, I think you'll just have to start a new one. This is perfect on your wall!

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    Lurline
    April 2, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Crisp, clean, lovely – I like Stephanie&#39;s idea, too!<br />Hugs – Lurlineโ™ฅ

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    Cris A
    April 2, 2010 at 6:55 am

    These are stunning! They look just perfect on the wall!

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    April 2, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Oh this isn&#39;t fair inspiring me like this! I just might have to have a go at make one of these…so very very pretty!

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    ktquilts
    April 2, 2010 at 7:08 am

    I like the four!! Can&#39;t wait to see what you boarder it with!! Blessings,<br /><br />KT

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    Barb
    April 2, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I did a baby quilt for my niece with these blocks.. all in different pinks. Love making these blocks. Yours look fantastic!

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    Little Lady Patchwork
    April 2, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Your plates are gorgeous! The colors go well with your sofa pillows. <br /><br />There is nothing like a bit of color to brighten a room or your day!

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    Heather
    April 2, 2010 at 8:15 am

    i agree… putting it on canvas would look so fab!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ they turned out really cool!! :)<br /><br />xo, Heather

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    Nedra
    April 2, 2010 at 8:30 am

    One of the fun things about selecting beige walls and tan furntiure is that you can change the colors around with pillows and quilts. That way, you are not tied in to only one look. I love the dresden plates over the couch. It&#39;s a keeper!

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    jaybird
    April 2, 2010 at 8:54 am

    i love it!!<br /><br />so pretty!!

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    Blue Is Bleu
    April 2, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I love dresden plates!!! I was thinking of making one single plate for a wall hanging or a pillow.<br /><br />Btw when she was little, my sister took permanent marker and wrote on our standing fan &quot;BIG BROWN FAN&quot;. My mother had a fit but I giggle about it to this day hehe

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    live a colorful life
    April 2, 2010 at 10:03 am

    The perfect punch of color!

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    Luv 2 Kreate
    April 2, 2010 at 10:13 am

    It makes a great wall hanging, but it would be a great quilt too ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad I am not the one having to decide.

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    nima
    April 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    wow…fabulous

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    pinksuedeshoe
    April 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    So I totally want to see this one in person…. I am intrigued with the Dresden Plate, but I am scared to try it! But your are truly gorgeous. Truly.

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    V and Co.
    April 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    oh i love it!!!!

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    Trisha
    April 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I love it! So cheerful and bright.

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    beth
    April 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    what a cheery beginning!

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    Sherri
    April 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Love these Dresdens Amy!

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    Kristen
    April 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    How beautiful is this!! If you enjoyed making them, this would make a knockout large quilt!

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    Aunt Spicy
    April 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    AMY!!!! It is stunning! You are just so talented! Oh, how I have missed reading your blog!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    April 2, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Fabulous Amy! They look so great hanging there!

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    Mary
    April 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Love the Dresden Plates . . . so pretty! I think it will look great as a piece of art above your couch!

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    RaisinCookies
    April 3, 2010 at 2:06 am

    You did a fantastic job! Very pretty indeed.<br /><br />I finished my son&#39;s quilt with those I-spy squares from your Etsy store! I&#39;m sooooo happy with how it turned out. He really loves it so far, so it&#39;s a win-win! ;)<br /><br />http://shelvesinmymind.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-spy-quilt-top.html

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    Hi I'm Amy,
    April 3, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Oh my! I love it. I am in love with the Dresden plate and the fabrics you choose are perfect! Beautiful!

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    Vicki @ DottyJane
    April 3, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I vote for hanging it on the wall! It look great there. Can&#39;t wait to see it finished:)

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    Catherine
    April 3, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Love this, so bright and cheerful! Perfect for brightening up a beige wall!!

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    Jackie
    April 4, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Love it! I&#39;m looking forward to seeing what you decide about a border.<br /><br />I need more color in my life too!

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    Sherri
    April 4, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    had to come back and look at these Dresdens again…and say congrats for the listing in Quilter&#39;s Home 55 Rad Blogs!

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    searchfamilies
    April 5, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Love this i watched Quilt in a Day where Eleanor Burns does this &amp; it in Egg Money Quilts book which i just got so that on my to do list it really beautiful well done<br />Hugs Janice

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    Nanette Merrill and daughters
    April 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    reminds me of the cover of material obsession, beautiful!

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    Karen
    April 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    They are just gorgeous dresdans. It will look great up on your wall.

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    Rene'
    April 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Amy, these Dresdens are gorgeous!!! Love the bright colors. Congratulations for being listed in Quilter&#39;s Home magazine!

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    amylouwho
    April 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I just did my first dresden plate block this last week and I love it! Too bad it wasn&#39;t for me. :(<br /><br />Sorry I&#39;ve been so out of it! Let&#39;s catch up soon!

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