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:

NorahS said...

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

Stephanie said...

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.

Quilt Hollow said...

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

Leslie said...

this looks great over your couch!!!

DeeRoo said...

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!:)

angela said...

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!

Lurline said...

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

Cris A said...

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

Sew Create It - Jane said...

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!

ktquilts said...

I like the four!! Can't wait to see what you boarder it with!! Blessings,

KT

Barb said...

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

Little Lady Patchwork said...

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!

Heather said...

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

xo, Heather

Nedra said...

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!

jaybird said...

i love it!!

so pretty!!

Blue Is Bleu said...

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

live a colorful life said...

The perfect punch of color!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

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

nima said...

wow...fabulous

pinksuedeshoe said...

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.

V and Co. said...

oh i love it!!!!

Trisha said...

I love it! So cheerful and bright.

beth said...

what a cheery beginning!

Sherri said...

Love these Dresdens Amy!

Kristen said...

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

Aunt Spicy said...

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

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fabulous Amy! They look so great hanging there!

Mary said...

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

RaisinCookies said...

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

Hi I'm Amy, said...

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

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Jackie said...

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

I need more color in my life too!

Sherri said...

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

searchfamilies said...

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

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

reminds me of the cover of material obsession, beautiful!

Karen said...

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

Rene' said...

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

amylouwho said...

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!