Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dare to Dresden?

Welcome to the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop!


We are so excited to have you join us today! Big bunny hugs to the lovely, Christine of Quilt Monster in My Closet for hosting this hop! Of course, these wonderful, fun, hops would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our one and only, fabulous head cheerleader, Madam Samm of Sew We Quilt! Thanks so much Samm!

So let's get started! I was so excited to join this hop as I had just finished sketches for a new Folk Art Fusion Design called, Yellow Daisy Dresdens. It's a variation of an original dresden plate plate block. I couldn't believe there was going to be a dresden hop. So join I did. Fun!

I listen to music all day while I work, so most of my designs are inspired by words or music. In this case, Yellow Daisy Dresdens was inspired by music from Lindsey Stirling and her original song, Electric Daisy Violin. She is an incredible young lady and I love her fun spirit with a violin. Here's her video if you would like to listen to it as you read on. Yes...I hop around and dance in Bunnyville while I work. Gotta work them buns. My buns...not the Harrington and Hannah buns. hee,hee,hee. ;)



Forever being a decorator, I wanted to design something for my dining room table that you too could make for yours, or as a wall hanging.

As in all my Folk Art Fusion, there is wool applique, patchwork, hand stitching, machine quilting and more. Lots of fun things to do!


When I was at Quilt Market, a lady told me my designs were so nice because they were "achievable." I liked that! We all only have a few precious hours each day to do the things we love. It's fun to be able to make something that can actually be finished in a short amount of time and still gives us joy in the making of it. Being able to decorate our houses with something we made is even better! No special talent needed, smiling face required. :)


Patterns as well as National Nonwovens Wool and Valdani 3 Strand Floss kits for my Yellow Daisy Dresdens are available in my SHOP.

Of course, we have to have a giveaway! I mean this is a party after all! Woo hoo! Our prize for this giveaway is....

Rabbit embroidery scissors! To enter the giveway, please leave a comment on this post. As always, we love and adore our friends and if you are signed up (on the right sidebar) as an official friend/follower, you will receive two chances!

The bunnies will use the random number generator to select the winner this coming Monday, January 28th.

Thank you so very much for joining us today. Now, we invite you to hop over and visit our friends that we are honored to share this day with. Have fun hopping!
January 24th, 2013

















xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

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Sharyn T said...

What a lovely design. Sharyn:)

Jade said...

Love the daisies--although I can also see them as sunflowers or black-eyed-susans (even if the colors aren't the same).

Love bunny scissors! I have a pair, but one can never have enough. :)

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful design and great bunny scissors.

Judy1522 said...

I am a follower.

Teresa in Music City said...

I just love your Dresdens! Very original and striking. And the bunny scissors - perfect!!! They would be very happy at my house, I promise :*)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You never fail to make us smile! What a great take on the Dresden, so pretty and a pretty place for bunny to rest. And bunny scissors, how sweet!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a follower.

Christine L said...

I love your Dresden Daisies! What a wonderfully Fun Twist to the Dresden. Hugs and thank you so much for participating in the Hop

Scrapatches said...

I really like your folk art take on the dresden. The design and colors are very striking. The music was a wonderful addition to enjoying your post. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Scrapatches said...

I am a new follower ... :) Pat

Judy B said...

What a wonderful take on the Dresden! It is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Judy B said...

Of course I follow you via email!
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Kathy MacKie said...

What a stunning design, would love to win your giveaway, thanks.

speedyrabbit said...

That is so beautiful Shell as is everything in your home and those bunny scissor are just adorable they would be great for my crafting ,please count me in,xx Rachel

Val Laird said...

Just love your new design, Michelle - gorgeous as always.

Sunshine Girl said...

Love your dresden daisies - very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, what a great design. I would love to win some bunny scissors, they're very cute.

Patty C. said...

Love your dresdens! Cute bunny scissors ;)

Birgitte aka Bietje said...

Wow, I do like Linsey Stirling and her violin too. What a great sound (and moves). Over here there is a young girl (14 years) who tries the same. But she makes hiphop music with her violin. A very good (and interesting) combination.
What I also like is the rabit-scissors. Never saw them before. But are they gorgious. I like to win one pair. So count me in.

Birgitte aka Bietje said...

Oh, and I am a follower of your blog.

marygabriella said...

E' davvero molto bello, anche il premio per il giveway è stupendo! Un abbraccio, anche ai coniglietti, Marygabriella

Nati said...

That's a lovely project, thanks for sharing and i so want to win the scissors. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sunnybec said...

Wow! That is stunning and so different. Loving the bunny scissors. Hugs x

Sunnybec said...

I am a follower. xx

quiltma said...

Love the tablecover.... Daisies are my favorite flower

quiltma said...

I am a follower.

Farm Quilter said...

Oh, I love your design for the Dresden! Your centers pulled me in first and then the way you handled the blades - totally cool!!!

Farm Quilter said...

I am an old follower!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful table topper. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Karen said...

Great patterns, do you have a uk stockist?

Karen said...

I am a follower too.

Julie said...

I am a follower and love this pattern. Thanks

Chiska said...

How Pretty!

Gill said...

Great design Michelle!
Thank you for sharing!

Gill said...
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Gill said...

Follower!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful design. Love the bunny scissors too. Hugs,xx.

Catskill Quilter said...

I love the white stitching in the center of the leaves and around the flower shape!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy new follower of your blog!

charlotte said...

What a lovely spin on the Dresden! I especially like the swirly centers of your Dresdens. Amazing table topper! Thanks for the inspiration.

Madame Samm said...

Are you kidding me shell...this is unbelievable...I love love love your table topper...soooo much inspiration, you are killing me you girls..how do we pick today....I think you all need to win lol....beautiful pics too

ukcitycrafter said...

Love the twist on the Dresden design in these daisies. Gorgeous design.

jjthor said...

I love the table topper! It looks so good. Thank you for the chance to win! Jennifer Thornton

Fiesta said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

Debby said...

Beautiful work! Love the white on black background. Your setting and finish are breathtaking! Beautiful new design, sure to appeal to everyone!

Heather said...

Great design, it looks perfect on your table.

Heather said...

I am a follower!

Marla's Crafts said...

That is beautiful. Love the style of the quilt. Thanks for having a give away.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Shell, that is GAWJUS!!! Honest, just beautiful. You clever, clever girl.
Hugs
Jen
xxxx

Jeanie said...

Beautiful, detailing on this table topper! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, what a beautiful table decoration!

Patricia said...

Beautiful project! Love the scissors too!

Gwen said...

I love your creative take on the traditional Dresden. Very lovely!

Cecilia said...

I live your version! It is so pretty! Thanks for a chance to win a pair if cute bunny scissors.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower.

rebecca said...

Yummy new design. You had me with the sneek peek a few days ago.

rebecca said...

I am a follower.

Stacey Napier said...

Very nice take on the traditional dresden - lovely work!!

Joyce said...

Just beautiful...I also choose wool whenever possible!

Linda said...

Oh, Michelle! That is really beautiful! (And thank you so much for the song. I'll be playing it in my head all day! I love it! My kind of music!)

Kate said...

I do love your Dresden - it's beautiful!

Kate said...

I am a follower. :)

Thearica said...

This is my favorite of today... although each one is terrific! This one is right on to the way I decorate in my home! :)

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Wow, Michelle, your table topper is just stunning! And, I'm with Linda, gotta love Lindsay Stirling, love the music! I can see why you like it - "Exhuberant Creativity", I call it, and you've got an abundance of it! Congratulations on top choice of the day!

gpc said...

My gosh, your design is breathtaking -- absolutely beautiful!

Sowing Stitches said...

Loving the 'cut-outs'!! Will be experimenting with this sometime soon!!!...as in later today!!! :)

patricia gooden said...

That is simply beautiful! I adore it.

Mommarock said...

What a truly beautiful quilt! I've never worked with wool, but gosh that sure looks tempting.. I'm not sure how it would be.. more difficult or more easily manipulated..hmmm

Mommarock said...

I am a bloggy follower, and I love all of your designs.

Rosa said...

It`s just fabulous!!

Rosa said...

I`m a follower.Thanks!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

A real work of art...following the artist!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a beautiful version,,I love your table cloth.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a follower....lovely gift.

KaHolly said...

You've done it again!! Quite wonderful!

legato1958 said...

I am a new follower!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

legato1958 said...

I saw Lindsey Stirling perform at a club in New York City! She is sooo full of energy ! I can see why you get inspired to make your beautiful work!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

krislovesfabric said...

This is a beautiful take on a dresden :)And it looks lovely on your table!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Shell this is just stunning - I love the wonderful contrast of the colors on the black background. What fabric did you use for the background - wool or cotton? I love it! blessings, marlene

Barb said...

What an excellent table topper - I love the design and the colors, especially the split blades. Big smiles here.

Barb said...

I'm a new follower, and thanks for the musical accompaniment while I was visiting.

Tammy said...

Oh my you have definitely succeeded in knocking my socks off this morning with this project. It is absolutely stunning and amazeing . You are extremly talented and creative to have come up with this. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

I am now following yoru blog and on facebook as well. Thank you for the additional chance to enter your giveaway.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristen King said...

I couldn't wait to see what you came up with and I love it! :)

Linda said...

Lovely bold design, I like the centre, it's different and so many are just plain.

Barb said...

I had to come by and look at that again...it is just ...no words here

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Este é a cara do bom gosto,parabéns,Sra.Talentosa.

Lorene Holbrook said...

Love your table topper! And oh yes, I follow by email

Angie said...

What an adorable topper---and I have to have a pair of those adorable scissors. :)

Angie said...

Oh, and I'm also a devoted follower. :) Love your patterns and the Raspberry Rabbits :D

Patty said...

I was half expecting you to have bummys as a dresden. But I think I really like this one better.

Patty said...

Oh, I forgot. Of course I am a follower. Love the bunny scissors.

JudyCinNC said...

Your table topper is incredibly beautiful, Shell and perfect in very way. I must add that Lindsey Stirling definitely has some moves I have not seen before - her music is very exciting and enjoyable. Not sure you can afford to lose any weight - tiny you are already - so do not be jumping around like that. Thanks from Judy C - you inspire me in so many ways.

Vivian said...

I love it. So simple yet stunning.

Vicki H said...

I love your table topper. Thanks for sharing.
vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Vicki H said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win those bunny scissors.
vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Jeanne said...

Beautiful dresden ... and those bunny scissors are adorable!
Jeanne

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Followe by email! I also follow via the blu button on the site

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This is breathtaking! Love it-

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your table runner is exceptional!
Thank you for the chance :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm a new follower (GFC), your work is amazing :)

KatieQ said...

I really love the table topper. It's amazing that Dresden plates can look so sophisticated. I am a follower.

Vickie said...

Wow,that is a beautiful design! The most creative I've seen yet! I like the black bunny butt over there on the side bar and a super cute pair of scissors...rabbit...go figure !LOL

Brenda said...

Love the bunny scissors and the the daisy deign with the Dresden. Definitely a favorite.

Lyn said...

What a cute table topper. So nice you are a part of the hop! Thanks for the opportunity to win the scissors

Lyn said...

Yes I am a follower!

carolsylvester said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Michelle. I'd love to throw my name into the ring for the bunny scissors. I have the perfect scissors fob to make for them.

The Yellow Daisy Dresdens are really cute. Maybe it's time to pick up a new hobby...

Carol S.

Lis said...

Beautiful work! The bunny scissors, to to cute!
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Emily C said...

I love the opening in the dresden so they look like flower petals. Very nice.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Absolutely stunning. Who would have though?? I love how these hops open the creative floodgates!

Kathy said...

BEAUTIFUL and very creative!!!!

What an awesome 'give-away'. Pick me! Pick me! LOL!!!!

This is my first time to your blog, but I am now a follower!

kearley75860 at yahoo dot com

patchouli moon studio said...

Oh Michelle that wool topper is so lovely. I like to work with felted wool too. I like the cutout part and how the backing shows through. Just beautiful.
Oh my those bunny scissors are darling. I remember the bird scissors like that from ions ago, but never knew they even had bunny scissors, too cute.

Vivian said...

Love your fold art take on Dresdens. Having recently gotten into wool, I love this interpretation!

Jackie said...

This is really cute - thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

I knew I would love your design when I saw the little bit you shared earlier.

kristie said...

Wow! It is so different and beautiful. Looked at the other blogs for the hop and yours is mine and Pippin's (my flemish giant) fav!

Anna said...

the project is adorable! I just know if I had those scissors I would be able to make a Dresden!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful piece!!!

Needled Mom said...

I am also one of your followers.

Sallie said...

Love your woolie!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Connie said...

Another beautiful piece Michelle, thanks so much for sharing!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: following for a long time now :-)

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
I adore your project. love the colors and the textures, and different techniques as well. Thank you so much for sharing your massive creativity

Joy Burkhart said...

Hi Michelle!
Got the kit the other day! Everything is so beautiful, made my day! Would love to have the scissors, too!
xoxo
Joy

Ariane said...

This quilt is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

JanesQuilting said...

OMG this is so pretty.....I love it! You did such a good job with such creativity. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

JUST LOVELY!
THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

The Slow Quilter said...

That is a lovely table topper, and thanks for the giveawy.

suemac said...

Love your non-traditional take on Dresdens. Your table topper looks stunning on your dining room table.

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

All I could say was WOW! They are beautiful and the music lovely. Keep smiling!

Crickets Corner said...

Enchanting! The best thing about hops is finding new blogs. So glad I found yours!

Crickets Corner said...

Now following your blog. Now I'moff to check past posts and try and do a little catch up.

Diann said...

Yours is probably the most unique Dresden I have ever seen. It's beautiful!

Joyce Carter said...

So BEAUTIFUL! Very striking! Love the bunny scissors. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Beautiful project!!! Thanks for the chance on the giveaway.

Brenda said...

Love your design as always! And thanks for sharing the great music to listen to while browsing!

sandra said...

Beautiful and very creative.

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is so beautiful and lovely, You are a very talented quilter. Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

I am a follower since a long time ago. Thanks for the great give away

Kathleen said...

I already am a follower and I love your dresden quilt...so creative...thanks for the giveaway...I would love to win pair of bunny scissors...

Kim West said...

very nice!! Love your Daisies!

Kathryn said...

Very unique. Love the Black and white. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki B said...

I love this. It looks so intricate.
tvbart@charter.net

Mary Ann said...

Love the folk art twist!

Julie said...

Beautiful work! You are so creative to integrate the Dresden into your folk art. Love it!

Katherine said...

Wow. Your daisy dresden is so striking, Michelle. Beauty of a design!

Michelle said...

Very cool variation! Your finished project is awesome :)

Wendy said...

Your dresden is so lovely and what cute bunny scissors...

Carrie P. said...

So those are the dresdens you were talking about. Your table topper is stunning!!! well done!
I did listen and watch the video. I don't know how she plays and dances at the same time. I would be tripping over my feet. I liked the music. Thanks for sharing your design and the giveaway.

vicki said...

Love your design. I am a follower via email. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Fiona said...

Another gorgeous design Shell.... love it
Hugz

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Stunning Quilt, thanks for sharing!
Bente
I like to QuiltBlog

Christine M said...

Your table topper is gorgeous Shell. The daisy's are so different.

Christine M said...

I'm a hoppy follower of your lovely blog. Thanks for the lovely giveaway Shell. Those bunny scissors are so cute.

Quiltjane said...

I am a follower of your blog and am in love with your dresden design. Just gorgeous.

MaryBeth said...

Pretty quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laine said...

Love your table topper and yes it is achievable. It is a very different spin on the Dresden. Thanks you for your cute giveaway.

lsandes@comcast.net

MaryBeth said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win the cute scissors.

Laine said...

I am a follower of your blog by email.
lsandes@comcast.net

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

WOW. AMAZING! I would have picked you for top 3 too! Absolutely beautiful. Thank you SO much for sharing!

Vintage Design Folk Art said...

I studied the first pictures for quite awhile then scrolled down and saw your give-away. Love the design you made and the scissors are reminiscent of similar ones my grandmother had. Grandma had bird instead of bunny ones.

HQT said...

Your color choices are so fresh and yet so different. I love your interpretation of the typical Dresden plate!

Victoria said...

That table topper is just the bees' knees. It looks fabulous on your table.

Sheila said...

So nice to see a wool version of dresdans , so pretty and elegant on the table ,I love it , thanks for sharing Michelle!

Shell said...

What a lovely design - it is so very simple and I agree - achievable.

Thanks for sharing the great design.

pippirose said...

I love the quilt. Beautiful.
I'm a follower, and would love to enter your giveaway.
:o
Rose
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I could only dream of making something that stunning! Wow!!!

MoeWest said...

This design is just stunning! I love the combination of wool and cotton.

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower ;-)
Thanks for the giveaway.

Sherill said...

Stunning! I love how your mind works.

Sherill said...

I am a follower.

Kim Q said...

I absolutely *love* the daisies! Thanks for the chance to win.

sandi s said...

I love your design. The scissors are adorable.

Gmama Jane said...

Such an elegant design with great class...perfect for a dining room. I would certainly love to have this to put on my formal dining room table. I'll have to keep your picture for inspiration
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Pamela said...

Oh my gosh. I wasn't expecting that at all. It is fabulous. Inspiring to say the least. Thank you for sharing!

LJ said...

What a wonderful 'new' look you gave to the dresden. The center was so fun! I did enjoy the music; she's great. Thanks.

Judy B said...

Way to go Shell, #1 on the first day of the Dresden hop! Bet Hannah and Harrington are doing the bunny hop, well PaPa better be dancing too!!!!

Susan Entwistle said...

Love, love, love the bunny scissors. Thanks for the giveaway. Also love the pattern and am heading to the shop now.

Susan Entwistle said...

Oh yes, I am a follower.

Just Quilt It said...

What lovely work and a beautiful design.

Jeri Landers said...

Holy Bunnies! I am jumping and hopping all over the darn room!! Love that violin.. or fiddle or whatever it is. Your tabletop design is simply beautiful, wonderful taste, have you. I must know where to buy those scissors, since I am pretty sure I won't win them. wow! 181 comments so far, good girl!

Jeri Landers said...

Well of course I'm a follower!

Donna Joy said...

Absolutely darling daisy block. I adore the look of folk art. I want to follow you and see all your work.

Donna Joy said...

I just started following you, so excited to see your work.

tink's mom said...

Shell I just love it. Great design.the black makes for a terrific backdrop.

Deb said...

Your table topper is stunning.

Just Carol said...

I like the "achievable" comment...that's my kind of project. Your Dresden is beautiful and the stitching just adds the right amount of attention to the piece. Love it!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a beautiful table topper...love your Dresdens!!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower :o)

VickiT said...

Michelle ~ I just LOVE your design. It's just beautiful and so fun too.

VickiT said...

And I am, of course, a follower although I realize a very quiet one lately. I'm still reading however. :)

Lana said...

WIN WIN! I love the creativity of your Dresden!!!!

Sandra Aiken said...

What a lovely design and love the bunny scissors

Sandra Aiken said...

I am a follower.

N. Maria said...

Oh, I love your Yellow Daisy Dresden design, Michelle!
I wanted to leave you this comment but in case I win, I'll pass onto another person because I won them on another occasion with you!
...and work them buns! ;o)

Kathy H said...

Beautiful design and beautiful quilt.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

Kris said...

Oh, my gosh, Shell - I am sooooooooo in love with your new Dresden Sunflowers!!! Too, too fabulous!! I love ya!! Kris

Quilt n Queen said...

OMG your daisy table topper is stunning...outstanding creativity Michelle. Thanks sEw much for the inspiration and for sharing your Dresden project with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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