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Friday, April 29, 2016

Dresden Carnival Book Review

At last it is my turn to tell you all about our new book, Dresden Carnival.  It is the product of 4 years of hopes, dreams, creativity, hard work and love. And I am very happy to be part of the Stash Family of books.

"So why the Dresden Plate?" you may say. I think it goes back to my childhood. When I was in first grade my dad was serving in the Korean war in 1952. While he was gone my mother made me a quilt of all the left over scraps from making my dresses and hers. That quilt was always with me, but I didn't appreciate it as much then as I do now. I remember her hand stitching each block and then hand quilting the whole quilt. Now the edges are well worn and frayed, but when I need to feel my mother's love surrounding me, I get it out and wrap it around me. Because you CAN feel the love.


The Dresden my Mom made

The Lemonade and Lace is my favorite quilt in the book and I really enjoyed the reverse applique and making the eyelet holes in the border to give it a special and unique touch. I've already made a second variation of the quilt and posted a few pics of my process below:










Now that you've had a chance to see the whole blog hop, tell us which quilt from the book is your favorite for the chance to win your own copy of Dresden Carnival. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 2nd here on the blog. An international winner will receive an ebook, while a US winner will receive a hard copy.
Mon. April 18:
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17 comments:

  1. LOVE "LEMONADE+LACE" SO MUCH TOO! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  2. I would agree...Lemonade and Lace is my favorite quilt! Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  3. I love the Lemonade and Lace quilt also. It is so unusual. This book puts the dresden plate block way above the norm!

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  4. I really like the Garden Terrace quilt best. Thank you for sharing your book with us.

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  5. The Dresden is such a classic pattern! Italian Ice is my new favourite!

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  6. I loved the purple violet one....Love purple fabric....ty for sharing.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  7. I think most of the quilts you have made are happy and fun!!

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  8. Love several...but love, love LOOOOVE the "Windswept" Quilt most of all!! :)

    Thank you for this grrrreat Hop! The reviews of this book have been super!! Is definitely on my Wish List! Would LOVE to Win it! Thank you for the chance! :D

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  9. I like several of these quilts. Peek-a-Boo Violets is one of my favourites.

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  10. I really liked the Lily Pad quilt; very fresh. thanks. pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

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  11. I love Lemonade and Lace! Thanks for a great blog hop!

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  12. I like the Cotton Candy pillow, especially the version that Kait (from the Michael Miller blog) did with the embroidery floss hand quilting.

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  13. Lemonade and Lace is my favorite! Those border eyelet holes are beautiful.

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  14. I like the "Summer Breezes" quilt pattern and color combination.

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  15. I like the Lemonade and Lace pattern

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