Craftsy BOM Dresden

Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Get yourself a design can make it simply by putting a piece of batting up on your wall. It's good to see things at eye level, instead of on a table, bed or floor. The batting works like a flannel board and you can just smooth your block onto it without having to pin and it will stick. Then stand back and take a look. I like to take photos at this point and see if there is anything that I don't like. Sometimes, looking through a camera, will give you that distance that you need to be properly critical. Swap out the bits you don't like and continue on. You'll have a more pleasing result. My other suggestion is to get yourself a quilter's color wheel, if you can't find one, get a simple artists color wheel. They are inexpensive, costing about $1 -2 . If you look at my blocks you will see that I use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel and then pop in something from across the color wheel. Quilts made in this way tend to be dramatic and eye catching. So, pick your favorite color, work in the colors on either side, one, two or three out. and then work in the color from across the way and see what happens. Try pulling fabrics and doing that a few times, you'll get the feel and have a wonderful effect!

What you will need

  • Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

Q&A with Applekrisp

Crystollyn asked:
Gorgeous and the colors just pop!!
Applekrisp answered:
Thank you Crystollyn!
mo.sews asked:
Oh my goodness... this is trippy beauitful!!
Applekrisp answered:
Throw back to the 60's ! LOL
judyc62 asked:
I really like what you did with this block. It looks great!
Applekrisp answered:
Thank you Judy, I've been watching your work as well...very lovely!
Surfside6 asked:
This is so beautiful. I especially like the background color. It shows off the Dresden plate beautifully. Your other one is very imaginative.
Applekrisp answered:
Thank you, you are always full of compliments, I really appreciate them!
Flower Applique asked:
Your love of quilting surley shows in your work. I am so impressed with your bold color choices and your artistic flare in putting this project together. I can't wait to see your finished product. I know it will be stunning!!!!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Applekrisp answered:
Both my mother and my grand mother were artists, my grand mother sold her work, they both worked in oils and acrylics. My medium is textile, I love fabric, the color the feel...I would literally sew everyday if I could, but alas, I must work to pay for my pleasure! Thank you for your kind compliments!

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