The contest is closed and we have a winner: Wendy from Alabama. Congratulations!
Today begins the "Dare to Dresden" Blog Hop and many thanks to Madame Samm and Christine of Quilt Monster Closet. As soon as I saw the theme, I jumped right in because I love, love, love Dresden Plate blocks and quilts. I have made about a dozen in various sizes, published most of them and taught classes using my simple template. Well, enough of words; let's see quilts!
|Authentic 1930s feedsacks for the butterfly wings|
|Butterflies at Night, 2004|
|The Vortex Quilt, circa 1900. Maker unknown. Private collection|
|Vortex #1, awaiting borders and quilting|
|Modern Vortex #2 with some amazing dots to set it on point!|
|Strata made with 1-3/4" strips. 6 strips with seams = 8" height|
|Love, love, love these dots from Windham (used with Vortex #2). More with these later!|
I have a GIVEAWAY for you should you have come this far. My template and pattern for two quilts
with instructions on designing with various settings. What do you have to do to win?
Leave a comment letting me know which of my two Vortex variations you like. There are no wrong answers! The deadline is midnight Sunday, January 27 (USA Eastern Time.)
Pattern includes instructions for these two quilts, plus other setting options:
|Daisies Runner - 29" x 49" (yes, that is a triangle, not a circle center)|
|12 Block Quilt - 39" x 39"|
January 24th, 2013