Thursday, 31 January 2013

Daring to Dresden

It's always a pleasure to take part in blog hop, especially one masterminded by the amazing lady that is Madame Samm!

Welcome to all the new visitors here, thanks for stopping by


Our Cheerleader for this hop is Christine over at Quilt Monster in my Closet

So, this isn't the first time I have tackled a Dresden or two, I made a cushion (pillow for our US friends  for my Mum a couple of years ago, 

and then there was the modern Dresden QAL that I took part in with Lynne of Lilys Quilts, and it was a serious consideration to finish off that project for this hop ...

but I elected for something new, and those of you who are regulars around these parts will not be surprised by this!  


Yep it a nice big Zippy Pouch, made with scraps from my Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, a little scrap of Sew Stitchey by Aneela Hoey for Moda, all applique'd onto some genuine Irish linen ... 


and I'd be honest saying I'm pretty darn pleased with it, it turned out exactly how I imagined! 

Except, well, I confess, I did leave this one til the last minute, and it would be fair to say that it is need of a little attention, lets keep it real, I mullered the zip and now will unpick it and put it right!

But pretty all the same!

so whilst I was cutting those teeny tiny Dresdens I had 


a few left over, and having taken inspiration from my friend Katy and her recent tutorial on the Sizzix blog, I managed to create a great little pouch with low volume fabrics and those little Dresdens 

seems I'm unable to get my pics the right way up!


actually, when Katy says this is quick, its even quicker, 30 minutes, honestly that fast!


so there you have it, I dared, I conquered, and I sort of achieved my aim,
but as always I had fun doing it!

So if you fancy going to see who else has risen to the Dare to Dresden challenge, 
todays stops are all below  ...



as always, there is plenty to see and some prizes to be had, and maybe even a giveaway, so make sure you go visit all the stops on the hop.

thank you Madamme Samm remind of that little two letter word next time lol, and to Christine for keeping me on track!



86 comments:

Mommarock said...

Lovely bags!!

Leanne said...

I love these bags, a great way to use dresdens.

Vickie said...

I really like the bags and the fabric you used !

Judy B said...

Lovely Dresden bags and yummy fabric! Thank you for sharing

Deborah said...

lovely!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Cute bags! Lovely dresdens! Vintage Midern is yummy, you're right. Thanks for sharing with us, awesome job!

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Farm Quilter said...

Adore your bag - Irish linen is a perfect backdrop for your Dresden! And your wee Dresdens are so cute!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great bags - love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing.

Nati said...

That pouch is incredibly sweet, oh I love it! Thanks for sharing it!

Theresa said...

Lovely bags and fabrics - having fun is definitely what it's all about isn't it?

Gill said...

Two great bags Trudi - thank you for sharing!

QuiltSue said...

Brilliant. I love them both.

heart of charnwood said...

Fantastic, and I love the keeping it real, bodging the zip admission! I need to make a little extra for the Pretty Little Pouch Swap, I might make the little pouch from Katys Sizzix post, i'd forgotten about it, and that would be perfect, thx! : )

Madame Samm said...

Hi Sweet Trudi...ok you have no doubt perfected Dresdens....I wish we were closer...listen..love both projects to a T..( totally)

charlotte said...

Love your bags. They are both sew pretty and useful too!

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're both beautiful!

InGa said...

Beautiful small Dresdens. I also like linen.... :-)
Lovely coolors.

Fiesta said...

Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing such wonderful eye candy today.

Judith, Belfast said...

What a cute pouch, and lovely against the linen! I'm teaching dresdens next term so I'd better get some samples made! Jxo

Thearica said...

Your pouch is really fantastic! These are really raving right now. I need to make one myself!

Jeanie said...

Very sweet little pouches! Love the fabric choices too. Thanks for sharing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a great combination! I love bags so I loved seeing these. blessings, marlene

Patty C. said...

Lovely pouch - :)

Katy Cameron said...

Something new and at the last minute? No, doesn't sound like you at all ;o)

Sowing Stitches said...

Last mnute bursts of creativity are the best! :) Love those ah ha moments, very energizing!!!!

Suze said...

Very, very nice projects. It doesn't look as if the zipper needs to be picked out, but... I understand. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and inspiring me. I'm in love with Dresdens even more now.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice pillow....and the little one is adorable!

Barb said...

Your bag is great and I love those colors. Fun, fun!

Ellie Q said...

Love your pouch! The tiny Dresdens impress me. I'm not ready to go that small yet! :)

Joyce Carter said...

You did a fantastic job on your bags.Love the colors.Thank you for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your pouch in linen with the cute Dresden and the small bag is so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Linda said...

I love your little pouch and bag!! They are really pretty in the colors you chose!

JudyCinNC said...

Wonderful bags you did for the Dresdens - really nice colors and thank you from Judy C

Lyn said...

Love your pouch! Thanks for being part of the hop!

patchouli moon studio said...

Nice bags. Great idea to make a bag.

Vicki H said...

Great bag and pouch. I think I might have to learn how to put in a zipper.

Patty said...

Nice bag and pouch. Love the linen,and colorful Dresden.

Christine L said...

Those are ADORABLE! I see a couple of them in my future! Thank you for participating in the HOP! Hugs!!!!

Tammy said...

What a wonderful big zipp pouch. Love your project.
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Sarah Correa said...

Great job - I love what you've done!

Lou said...

Too cute!!!!!

Wendy said...

the pouch is lovely! Dresdens look so pretty in Bonnie and Camilla fabric

MooseStash Quilting said...

Love your dresdens and I have to admit, I love to hear when someone else puts things in wrong and confesses. It does my soul good to know I am not the only one! LOL!!

Just Quilt It said...

Very cute. I love the pouch!

Lana said...

Now that is just darling! and the little trim is perfect too! Great Job!

Kathy H said...

I love those little bags and the trim is so cute, not something I would have thought of, but now... perhaps!

gpc said...

I really love the way you used your Dresdens; those bags are so darn cute!

Just Carol said...

Great idea for using a Dresden! Your little bag is so cute, too. Thanks for sharing.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Me encanta a pequena,mas gostei das duas.

suemac said...

Love the drawstring bag. I am into making drawstring bags lately. They are so much fun.

Diann said...

Putting your Dresden on linen for you pouch was a great idea. It give a nice modern look.

Angela Gibson said...

Love the zippered bag. Thank you for sharing. :)

LJ said...

What a sweet little pouch. The pouches always intrigue me but I have yet to make one.

Annabella said...

Wow Trudi - good for you for keeping it real. The pouch is really pretty :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I can see you had fun. I love those fabrics and your projects and wonderful!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Very pretty - I love your Dresdens and the fabrics you chose are perfect!

ShirleyC said...

Such a neat idea! So creative!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great dresdens! Love the zip pouch, but the tiny drawstring with the dresden is precious.

Kim West said...

wonderful dresdens!! love the zip pouch!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love the Dresden pouch!

Caroline said...

Thanks for keeping it real. Zippers! GAH!! I have a real love/hate relationship with those little buggers. Gorgeous zip pouch!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Oh my your bags are just beautiful. I love the fabrics!
thank you for sharing today!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh very very sweet xx

Cecilia said...

So pretty and practical! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Oh man that's one amazing Dresden.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very sweet:)

The Slow Quilter said...

Love you Dresden pouch. You pouches and bags are just wonderful to see. Thank you for sharing.

lefuntz said...

We would have never known you need to fix the zip! Love your honesty. We all goof up but not everyone is willing to own up to it. Nice job!

carla said...

Hi!!! Yaa!!! You succeeded I had fun looking at it!!! Really it is very pretty!!! It is so cute being little!!! Thank You

Katherine said...

Beautiful! What a perfect combination of fabric and project to show of that pretty dresden.

DeAnna S. said...

Beautiful. I love the color combinations!. Excellent job! Thanks for sharing.

sandra said...

Very sweet thanks for giving us another good idea for our Dresdens.

Nikita said...

I love the fabrics.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I quite like your zippy pouch, something about linen and bright colours is so happy and shiny. Good luck on the zipper fixing.

OhioLori said...

Looooove your pouch & lil bag....your Dresden"s are Awesome too! Great job!

Kathy said...

Love your projects! Great job!

Brenda said...

I love what you created! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

ChristaQuilts said...

Your pouches are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

love the pouches

Gina said...

Beautiful and the quilting is awesome! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I need to make a pouch for a women's retreat. Your idea is perfect!

Mara said...

Lovely, I love both of them, I'm a procrastinator also so I always end up doing my pictures at night.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

so cute, dresdens are perfect everywhere I think. Great fabrics too.
Thanks for sharing.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

evelyn said...

Love your pouch and the linen background. Still find zippers scary.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Pretty colors and creative ideas! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

Pretty colours and the bag so useful. Thanks for sharing.