Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dare to Dresden??? {Plus a Giveaway}

A special thanks to the head cheerleader Madame Samm and blog hop organizer Christine of Quilt Monster in my Closet for bringing a brand new Dresden blog hop to the online quilting world!

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I’d never made a Dresden block before, but I have three under my belt now!  They each measure 17 inches across and are headed to Oklahoma tomorrow to meet their new “mama” from Stash Bee.

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I used Darlene Zimmerman’s Easy Dresden ruler and it worked like a charm.  So let’s have a giveaway!  I have a happy surprise for one lucky blog-hopper today!  A charm pack of 25 Riley Blake small chevron prints!!!  Just leave any comment to be entered and you can get an extra entry for being a follower or becoming one.   The winner will be picked Sunday night.

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Thanks for for visiting my blog today.  I hope you can take a few seconds and check out some of my recent blog posts and projects.  Be sure to stop at all the other blog hop stops on today’s schedule!

January 25th, 2013

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Busy Bee Quilts

She Sews the Blues

Traveling Quilter

Grand Mama's Stories

Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio

Sew at Home Mummy

The Slow Quilter

Pig Tales and Quilts

Annie Oak Design

Jane's Fabrics & Quilts

Tea Time Creations

Mo Broker My Creative Side

Just Let Me Quilt

Words and Stitches

Just Keep Swimming

Sew Many Yarns

Sowing Stitches

Jane's Quilting

My Patchwork Life

2muchfun

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

Quilt Monster in my Closet

275 comments:

  1. Your blocks look fantastic! I used the same ruler to cut my blades!

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  2. Very pretty Dresdens! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I am a new follower GFC! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  4. Love the Riley Blake chevron print, thank you for the chance to win!
    Tami

    tamiquilts at att dot net

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  5. Those chevrons are so cheery. Thanks for sharing the fun.

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  6. Hi Jamie Lee! Your dresdens are STUNNING! So awesome. And what a sweet giveaway. :)

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  7. (I'm a follower, and am still drooling over those dresdens, so cool!)

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  8. I LOVE your Blocks!!! What a Great Idea for the Dresden and a wonderful first Dresden!!!! and I've started following you too :) Hugs and Happy Hopping... Thank you for participating in the HOP!

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  9. beautiful!!! I really love yours! Great job!

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  10. Such a great modern Dresden block! Thanks for the chance to win some chevron loveliness!

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  11. I love how you created your striped blades! Totally modern twist on Dresden!!! Awesome - would love to see the completed quilt! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

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  12. I have recently purchased a dresden ruler. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I want to get started using it!
    Linda F. LLfasRN (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. Howdy from Texas. Great job on your dresdens. I am a newbie too and my day to dare is Monday. http://mcsqrd.blogspot.com/

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  14. Those blocks lookreally good! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Wow those are very striking, great job.

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  16. What pretty dresdens! Love the blue and white. Thanks for the giveaway. K-

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  17. Great dresdens - I love the colours, they are very striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I love your blocks! I am wondering if you used striped fabrics, or if you pieced each blade...

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  19. Your Dresdens are awesome. And yes the ruler is fantastic, i have used the same ruler for my Dresdens
    Thanks for sharing and a great give away

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  20. Jamie Lee - Your Dresdens are so fun and unique!! What's going to happen to them when they go to their new "mama"?

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  21. Hey you - massive thanks again for doing my block. These look amazing, you are the dresden queen now!!! Enjoy the blog hop, and thanks for the chance to win in your give away x

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  22. Great dresdens - I love the way they seem to float!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  23. I love what you did with your fabrics - stripes/strata for one wedge and plain with the next one. Fresh, clean, modern! Beautiful, too.

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  24. Love the stripe in some of the blades. It completely changes the look!

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  25. I love the movement in your dresdens..... they're beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway too!

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  26. Lovely modern dresdens - lovely work for your first time making this block!

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

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  28. effective dresden plates, I love them.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  29. I like this unique dresdens. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Really , get out of here..your first attempt...welll I am impressed with the style of it all..good for you...
    glad you joined in...

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  32. Stunning! The white really makes the colors explode!!! :)

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  33. I just started that block, and so far it is coming together well! Yours look nice!!!

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  34. Wow, I LOVE the way those turned out -- a definitely modern twist on Dresden!

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  35. Wow!! Great dresdens. I going to have to check out the ruler.

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  36. Love your Dresdens! I've only made a Dresden once, but this blog hop has me itching to do some more. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

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  37. It is very encouraging to me that you can make something that beautiful and have never made a Dresden before. I too have never made one before, and I love them. Love yours very much!!! I really need to get me one of those rulers, so I can do this beautiful work.

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  38. Your stripes are super cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. What a good idea to add the stripes! very cute.

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  40. I love the dresden! I love chevron fabric! I love these blog hops, they introduce me blogs I've not visited before!

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  41. How beautiful! I love the fabrics you used. It really gives a modern look to your blocks!

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  42. How fun to include the stripes in your blades. It's all fun!

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  43. Just signed up as a new follower!

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  44. Rosemary B here: Wow, Jamie, I love your blocks! Love the stripes!! wonderful happy effect!
    Well, thank you for showing your dresden tool. I do not have any yet, that one looks great.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity
    I am following already, your blog is great

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  45. Love those dresdens! The EZ ruler is a great one! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. What cool looking Dresdens! I'm glad to know the EZ ruler works well, since I have one, but haven't tried it yet.

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  47. I really love your Dresdens ..great color too

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  48. I have had this on my bucklet list for a long time, one day.

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  49. Love the look of the Dresdens. I just started following you! Love your site.

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  50. Your Dresden blocks are really pretty. It's fun to see how different everyone's are.

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  51. Those look like spokes on a wheel. I like how you did your dresdens.

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  52. Love your blocks...lucky person who is receiving them!

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  53. I am a happy follower of your blog!

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  54. I love the striped Dresden and will really have to make one of those. Thanks for sharing your creation!

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  55. Whoever is getting these is one lucky quilter! I think they're wonderful. :) blessings, marlene

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  56. Very nice way to make a dresden, using the plain blocks makes quite a difference

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  57. Your blocks are amazing! Love the stripes. Thank you for the chance to win. I love chevron prints and Riley Blake fabrics.

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  58. I never would have thought of this, stripes, fantastic modern flavour to an old favourite! Well done :)

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  59. I've been following you for a while now ;)
    Thank you for the chance

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  60. you did a fabulous job on your first dresdens. They are fun to make.
    thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  61. Beautiful! I love the stripes. Absolutely gorgeous - and I used the same ruler I think for my 'petals'!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Cool looking block. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveawaw. vickise at gmail dot com

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  63. Love the clean crisp white and the precise radiating circle in your blocks. Dramatic use of color. Would love to see the quilt made with these. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  64. The charm pack is a lovely giveaway. I am a new follower ... :) Pat

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  65. Awesome, luv the stripes! TIA! B-)

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  66. Pretty plates. And pretty neet that you have a great giveaway. Thanks.

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  67. Lovin your Dresden interpretation! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Jaime Lee-Your Dresden interpretation remind me of whirring fan blades. From CA, thanks for sharing.

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  69. That is not your Grandmother's Dresden!! Amazing work!

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  70. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  71. Hi!!! I am a happy follower!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  72. I still need to make my blocks for the month, found the ruler, now to sew sew sew!

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  73. I'm a follower, btw! :D I love the blues you chose for your blocks!!!

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  74. Love the spinning motion your fabrics give to the Dresdens. Thanks for sharing & the chance to win.

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  75. I'm already a follower. Thanks again.

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  76. I love your two-color dresdens - thanks for sharing.

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  77. I love those blocks! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. Love your blog. I'm a follower. Your Dresden's are great looking!

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  79. So pretty! and perfectly sewn! You did a fantastic job! Great Giveaway too!

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  80. I'm a follower via GFC and Google Reader! Thanks for the chance.

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  81. Great Dresdens!! I'm really loving the stripes!!!!

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  82. Great job on your Dresden's !
    I loved your Easy as Pie too !

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  83. Your dresdens are great! Love the colors.

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  84. I am a follower via Google Reader.

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  85. Very modern looking Dresden. I like it. I like your new sponsor Southern fabrics. I have purchased several items from them on their ebay site.

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  86. Reminds me of a windmill blades but with a modern spin! I follow in my sage feeds.

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  87. Thanks for the giveaway! Your blocks look good.

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  88. Great job on those dresdans. I like your fabric choices.I have never made them. I bought some fabric to make a quilt based on dresdens but haven't gotten my ruler/ template yet.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. Your dresdens are wonderful- Love the bright blues and whites.

    DachsiesWithMoxieMama AT gmail DOT com

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  90. I hope my first Dresdens turn out as fine as yours!

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  91. Those are lovely and I'm excited about the quilt along! pbstrand@msn.com

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  92. Lucky "mama" to be getting those! I am intrigued by the stripes - gonna have to try myself :o)

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  93. Love your blocks! They look so good!

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  94. I have been a follower of yours for a while now!

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  95. I really like your blocks.I think you did a great job. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  96. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  97. SUCH A NEAT POST-LOVE YOUR BLOCKS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  98. i am a follower but I did visit your blog regularly anyway cuz i enjoy it!

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  99. I just bought my very first dresden ruler and I'm looking forward to using it. And I LVEO the chevron prints!!

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  100. I love the strippy look of your dresden blocks and the white is perfect. Thanks for a chance to win the charm pack.

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  101. I'm a new follower, thanks for the giveaway.

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  102. Your Dresdens are so pretty & different. Love the Riley Blake chevrons & can think of so many wsys to use them.

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  103. I love your blocks!! They look amazing!!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  104. Love your blocks.They are absolutely beautiful.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  105. I love the look of your modern twist on a classic block!

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  106. Me aparece en pantalla que el enlace para hacerse seguidora no funciona correctamente así que te sigo desde google reader. Gracias.

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  107. Ya soy seguidora. Un blog muy guapo.

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  108. WOW!! I love these!! They are very cool looking!! I became a follower:):) Hugs

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  109. I like your dresdens. Thanks for sharing.
    vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  110. I became a new follower.
    vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  111. Wow! I especially love the blue and white...gorgeous!

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  112. I am a new follower to your blog.

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  113. Very different and I loved the Chevron fabric, I have the ruler but haven't tried it yet.

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  114. Pretty cool dresdens! Thanks for the giveaway!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  115. I really do like your Dresden and was wondering - "what did it become before you sent it off". I am a follower and thank you from Judy C

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  116. Your dresdens are beautiful and I really love your color choices.

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  117. i'm already a follower via google reader

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  118. your dresdens are wonderful. thanks for a chance to win.

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  119. Lovely dresdens, very different, neat and fresh colouring. Well done

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  120. I am making a Dresdyn plate that is red and white stripes like yours. It's the modern take also. I love it. It's funny to see how ours look alike.

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  121. i am a follower since earlier today! Love your blog!!!

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  122. Your blocks are amazing, quite unique!

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  123. I enjoyed visiting your blog today I am making a dresden quilt top using vintage looking fabrics and have set it aside. I am inpired to get back to it.

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  124. I took a look around your blog and am now a new follower

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  125. I finished these same blocks today, too :) Love the chevrons. Thanks!

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  126. I liked your block and now amazing a follower

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  127. I've been a follower for a little while now, too.

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  128. Great job, especially for your first tries at Dresdens.

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  129. Lovely Dresdens. I have yet to try one, though with all the inspiring ones through this hop, I may just attempt one this year.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    :o)
    Rose
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  130. I follow your blog via GFC.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  131. Your blocks are great! I love the bright blue and white, especially, and they are such a great size!

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  132. I love your blocks they are so pretty.

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  133. I love your Dresdens! How unique they are!

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  134. Your Dresdens look great, very modern!

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

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  136. I have the same dresden ruler, but haven't tried it out yet.

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  137. Well, that settles it - I'm going to have to make striped Dresdens. So pretty!

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  138. Love your Dresdens! I especially love the blue one. Thanks for sharing!

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  139. Love your plates so unique! Great job!

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  140. love your dresdens! it's always fun to see new designs and yours is great! thanx for sharing!

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  141. Love your dresdens! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  142. Beautiful dresden design. I am a follower. Thanks for the give away.

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  143. What a very cool modern spin on a classic!

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  144. What a cool block!! I have that ruler/template too!! Have never tried yet tho.....thanks for the encouragement!! :)

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  145. I like your dresdens. Thanks for the chance for that great fabric.

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  146. Love your take on the Dresden. Don't you love the Easy Dresden ruler, makes it so easy.

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  147. I like the stripes...great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  148. Beautiful blocks, loved the pieced blades. I want to try making a Dresden, thanks for the inspiration.

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