Dresden Quilt finished!


I can hardly believe it, but I managed to have the quilt mostly done for show-n-tell.  The binding wasn’t stitched to the back until today, but my guild friends didn’t mind.

It’s so fun to be able to share a project with people who love quilting as much as you.

I ended up ditching the sashing altogether and just added a 3 inch border of white on each side.    Once I got to sewing, that just felt like the right thing to do.    The quilt ended up a little larger than a standard twin at 70 x 86.


Twin Dresden Quilt

I discovered it’s much harder to photograph a bed-sized quilt with only one person holding.   And equally hard for the person trying to hold the quilt!  (Thank you honey for breaking your back while I proceeded to take umpteen million of the same picture)

Twin Dresden Quilt - back

I love how the back turned out.   This was my first time randomly piecing things together and I can’t wait to make another quilt this way.  It was freeing to just go with the flow.

It was a bit of a wake up call though when I realized, hey, you have to piece all that together.   I got so caught up in just putting pieces on my design wall, that I forgot about the sewing part!

The little white box towards the bottom is the label.    I hate not knowing the details of some of the quilts handed down to me, so I’m  trying to be better about recording the history.  Here’s what it says:

I am so thrilled to have this quilt complete.  The cherry on top was my little girl’s reaction when I put it on her bed.  She screeched and gave me the biggest bear hug while she told me that she loved it and how she couldn’t wait to sleep with it.

Reactions like that make every stitch absolutely priceless!

Thank you for sharing in the process with me!



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  • How lovely! So lucky to be part of such a great reaction!ReplyCancel

  • Carla

    It’s gorgeous!! Wow! I love how it turned out! Your daughter is a very lucky little girl!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Just beautiful!!!!! Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Oh it is perfect, and the backing is just as fabulous as the front. Beautiful xReplyCancel

  • Danielle's Dish

    Lindsey, the quilt is so beautiful. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jessica

    OMG Linds, this is such a treasure! Beautiful colors. Laikyn is so lucky to have such a creative momma! Great job!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts

    Oh I just love it and so happy Laikyn loves it too. Your quilting looks wonderful and I love how fun the back is. It’s beautiful Lindsey! You were sweet to put all of our names on the back as well. I’d love to know how you did your label.ReplyCancel

  • Andi

    I just can’t get over how breathtaking this quilt is. The pictures just don’t do it justice (sorry James!!). It’s just amazing in person. Your backing is so inspiring. I’m not really good at improvising yet!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful! this is a seriously amazing quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations – it’s lovely! And what a nice label.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my gosh, that is just beautiful. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • It’s beautiful! I loved the thin sashing photos that you “tested” but I do LOVE it like this! Great finish…ReplyCancel

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  • It is gorgeous! I can see why your daughter loves it! Great job. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • I found your blog via SMS Giveaway- list and I have a quilting related question for you…I’ve been collecting and cutting squares to make a quilt for a few months now. I want to do a bedspread and sizewise it means 70 x 110 but I’ve started wondering if this is too much for a first time quilt? I’d be using just plain squares (someday I want to do a Dresden- quilt though) and for the quilting I thought to do just straight lines. I once saw quilting like that on Craftster and it looked pretty good with vintage-y fabrics. So am I crazy to attempting to make something so large?ReplyCancel

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