Friday, April 2, 2010

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!

39 comments:

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

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

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  4. this looks great over your couch!!!

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Crisp, clean, lovely - I like Stephanie's idea, too!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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

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  9. Oh this isn'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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  10. I like the four!! Can't wait to see what you boarder it with!! Blessings,

    KT

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  11. 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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  12. Your plates are gorgeous! The colors go well with your sofa pillows.

    There is nothing like a bit of color to brighten a room or your day!

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  13. i agree... putting it on canvas would look so fab!! ;) they turned out really cool!! :)

    xo, Heather

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  14. 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's a keeper!

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  15. I love dresden plates!!! I was thinking of making one single plate for a wall hanging or a pillow.

    Btw when she was little, my sister took permanent marker and wrote on our standing fan "BIG BROWN FAN". My mother had a fit but I giggle about it to this day hehe

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  16. It makes a great wall hanging, but it would be a great quilt too :) Glad I am not the one having to decide.

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  17. 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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  18. I love it! So cheerful and bright.

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

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

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  21. Fabulous Amy! They look so great hanging there!

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

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  23. You did a fantastic job! Very pretty indeed.

    I finished my son's quilt with those I-spy squares from your Etsy store! I'm sooooo happy with how it turned out. He really loves it so far, so it's a win-win! ;)

    http://shelvesinmymind.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-spy-quilt-top.html

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  24. 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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  25. I vote for hanging it on the wall! It look great there. Can't wait to see it finished:)

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

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  27. Love it! I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide about a border.

    I need more color in my life too!

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  28. had to come back and look at these Dresdens again...and say congrats for the listing in Quilter's Home 55 Rad Blogs!

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

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  30. reminds me of the cover of material obsession, beautiful!

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

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  32. Amy, these Dresdens are gorgeous!!! Love the bright colors. Congratulations for being listed in Quilter's Home magazine!

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  33. I just did my first dresden plate block this last week and I love it! Too bad it wasn't for me. :(

    Sorry I've been so out of it! Let's catch up soon!

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