Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dare to Dresden Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm delighted to participate in the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop. Be sure to check the end of the post for giveaways.


Lacy Dresden
7.5" square
Original design
Completed 1/23/2013

While reviewing images of Dresden Plates for inspiration, I got the idea to make a block from lace. I love blue and white pottery, and so I decided to use a blue background against white lace.

Below are a couple of Electric Quilt sketches for the lacy Dresden blocks. Whether the blades were angular or rounded depended on the lace I used.



Two big piles of lace trim given to me by quilter friend Judy P.
The trims are leftovers from dresses she made for her granddaughters, now grown, when they were very young.

These are just a few of the possibilities that I pulled from the piles of lace. Note the wide widths to provide enough length for the blades.

After auditioning many lace trims, I chose this one.

Above. original trim; below, gathers removed.

Using Electric Quilt I printed Dresden blocks in several sizes. I created a template from a size that worked well with the lace.

Frixion pen for tracing. Purple ink disappears with heat of the iron.

Chose an area of the lace with a raised top edge. Decided not to go with the rose, as I was afraid the end result with look too solid.

Tracing on lace

Three blades

Three blades sewn together, seam allowances trimmed

Liked the idea of leaving a good amount of space around the blades

Four sets of blades arranged, with rose in center

Like this look

Four sections

Sections sewn together

Auditioning the rose as center

Like the blue center better

Trying my broken needles and pins bottle for size


After two failed attempts at making a faced center, free-cut this circle

Zigzagged around circle with invisible thread

Chose backing and batting

Quilted "rays" with invisible thread

Back

Quilted around perimeter of lace with a combination of straight stitching and zigzag

Straight stitched over top curves of blades, but zigzagged in "valleys" between blades to cover the gaps where the thick lines did not meet.

Once again, the finished quilt

Back

Now for the giveaways. You could win one of the two fat quarters below.


White-on-white                      Blue

For a chance to win one of the fat quarters, simply leave a comment by the last day of the Blog Hop (end of Thursday, January 31). Be sure to mention whether you prefer White or Blue. For an extra chance to win one of the fabrics, leave another comment mentioning that you are a new or existing follower OR that you have Liked my Facebook Page. Two winners will be drawn on Friday, February 1.

Be sure to stop by and see today's other Blog Hop participants:
January 25th, 2013
Traveling Quilter (you're here)


Full Schedule

Thanks to Madame Samm and Christine L. for the blog hop.

Debbie
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152 comments:

  1. I would have never thought to make one with lace! Kudos to you!

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  2. Love how you used lace to make your Dresden! Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway. I can always use white on white. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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

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  4. What a sweet idea to use lace, I've never seen that before and recycling the lace is a great idea. I'm partial to blue, thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. What a wonderful Lacy Dresden. Thank you for sharing a great tutorial and participating in the hop.

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  6. I've never thought of using lace on my quilts. What a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing. I like the white on white. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. very pretty - love the lace and thank you for the "tutorial" on how you did it!

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  8. Wow, great idea to use lace. Cute! Love the white fabric.

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  9. Love the lace! So creative! Love your white material! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  10. oh what a great idea, so pretty.

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  11. What a great job, thanks for sharing!

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  12. Thank you for sharing with us. I'm a fan of either color. :)

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  13. Lace Dresden, so cute. Thanks for sharing

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  14. Wow!! What a cool idea and they turned out so beautifully!! Love it!! And thanks for the great tut!!

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  15. Wow! how original! I love it!
    Thank you for sharing!
    If I was lucky enough to win your lovely giveaway I would prefer white!

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  16. Love your use of lace instead of a standard fabric.....gives me even more ideas for these wonderful dresdens! Thanks so much!

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  17. Love the use of lace - how pretty this would be for a special pillow. Thank you for sharing.

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

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  19. I love your idea of using lace. Very creative. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric. I would prefer the white on white.

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  20. I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. Neat idea to use lace...hmmm I wonder if I have any in my stash to 'play with' today. :)

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  22. delicate and no easy task....good for you for thinking outside the box

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  23. Love it. The contrast between the lace and the blue background is just amazeing.
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  24. I would NEVER have thought of using lace -- absolutely beautiful!

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  26. Great idea! I can see a snowflake quilt in your future!

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  27. I'm already a follower. I would love to win the blue!

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  28. I would never have though of lace. Very creative. I love that gorgeous blue FQ.

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  29. That turned out great - thanks for the photo tutorial.

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  30. A lace dresden...how special! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  31. Using lace was such a great and innovative idea! And I prefer the white fabric, if given a choice.

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  32. I would never have imagined to stitch on lace.. challenging to say the least.. you are so brave! YIKES. It turned out beautifully though. I love the contrast of the blue and the white. I am a follower.

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  33. Rosemary B here: Lovely. Lace is so pretty!
    thank you for sharing your creative idea

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  34. What a nice idea to use lace.....I would love either color if I happen to win. thank you

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  35. Love the creative use of lace for the dresden.

    If I happened to win, I'd prefer the white fat quarter.

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  36. Debbie you just amaze me - who would have thought of lace! It's simply gorgeous and against that vibrant blue it's perfect. blessings, marlene
    Oops, if I win I would prefer white. :)

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  37. I am a follower. If I win I'll let you choose the color as I like blue, but white I can always use.

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  38. Oooo, lace...love it! Such a great idea and so girly. Thanks for sharing and of course, I follow you around. :O)

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  39. who would have thought to make dresdens with lace. love your idea.

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  40. Wow, a really clever idea this time. I like the blue

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  41. love the lace...if i were to win, i like the white...but blue would be great too!

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  42. Your Dresden is sooo pretty! I love it :)
    Thanks for offering a giveaway - I would be honored to receive either color, really, they're both beautiful!
    Thank you!

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  43. I am loving the different ways to use Dresdens that have been featured on this hop! This is a very inventive idea. I am thinking about doing a crazy quilt project and a block like this would be perfect for it.

    If I win the fat quarter, the blue would be great to add to my own Blue & White project so Go Blue!

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  44. Pretty lacy Dresden! Thanks for all the how-to tips on designing, making the template and working with the lace. I love blue ... :)Pat

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  45. I am a follower and I love white, too ... :) Pat

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  46. Such a good idea! So pretty. I am a follower via email. I think I would go with the white if I won. Thanks! vickise at gmail dot com

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  47. Your Dresden is very unique. I never would have thought of using lace. Thanks for sharing and I prefer blue.

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  48. Like the Lacey look. With color is fine by me!

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  49. Oh I really LOVE your lace plate. So pretty. and thanks for the chance to win the white fabric.

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  50. Hi Aunt Debbie- I love, love, love your lacy Dresden. How clever you are! I'll have to keep your idea in the back of my mind. My sister and I are looking forward to the Shop Hop in April that will take us to Sacramento. We went on one last year that landed us as far south as Turlock and we love the shop there. We stayed with a former colleague in Stockton one night. Shop hops are so much fun because you get to see different fabric, projects, etc. It's like a mini-vacation! From the SF Bay Area, thanks for sharing.

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  51. What a great idea to use lace. I have a large collection of lace and am going to try this. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  52. Do tradicional para vintage foi o pulo do gato.Obrigada por tutorial,gosto das rendas também.Sou seguidora já a um tempo,obrigada por oferta doce.
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  53. Hi!!! Love it in lace!!! Very pretty with the blue!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  54. Hi!!! I am a happy follower and I would love the blue!!!!

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  55. Love the lace. Very original and came out looking great!

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  56. Who would have thunk! What a special way to save some precious lace!

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  57. What another great way to use lace - thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. Very nice. I like the look of the lace. Great idea. I like the blue fabric.

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  59. Love the lace -- how creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I am a new follower! Looking forward to visiting you more often.

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  61. Very original and great idea to use lace !

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  62. Lovely block...great idea! So original! I love the blue block! New follower here too!

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  63. How very pretty done up in lace pieces. Clever of you to use a different medium than normally seen.

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  64. This is simply breathtaking and I love it- Now I have to try t! This is my favorite!

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  65. Hello! I'm new to your blog! I love the lace.

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  66. What an amazing idea that is so beautiful!

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  67. Such a cool idea! I was totally set on the roses until I saw what you meant about it being too solid - the laciness is much better this way. Thanks for sharing :o) White!

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  68. WOW! This is sooo pretty. I would have never dreamed of using lace. I will have to put this on my to-do list. Thank you for the giveaway.I like the white.

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  69. I love the lace idea. Thanks for sharing. I like the white fq.
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  70. I am an existing follower by e-mail.
    vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  71. What a creative use of your inherited lace. Everyone is sharing such amazing projects; thanks for sharing yours. White would be my first choice.

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  72. This is such a creative idea!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  73. I am continually amazed by the creativity of quilters to come up with new and marvelous ideas that utilize classic block patterns mixed with the unexpected! This is a great idea!

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  74. Job well done :):) Thanks for sharing!!

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  75. Thanks for sharing a clever way to use up that type of lace. I have a bunch of it from back in the day and this gives me ideas! ;-) ps. love the blue!

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  76. I would prefer the blue
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  77. I'm a new email subscriber.
    Amy C
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  78. Blue is my color and your lacy Dresden is very unique - good work. Thanks from Judy C

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  79. both are very pretty, but I think the white on white would be my choice

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  80. I'm an new follower of your FB page (and I like the white best, but would love either)

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  81. A lace dreden,that`t cool!!

    I follow by email and I choose blue.

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  82. The lace dresden is beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. I would choose the white.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  83. Oh, I nearly forgot--I'm a new follower via GFC.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  84. I love the concept of making the Dresden from lace--definitely a daring dresden! Beautiful!

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  85. I love the love lacy idea I bet a whole quilt would be beautiful.

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  86. I love your lace Dresden block and the blue background works so well with it. If I should win the give away I would love the blue FQ.

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  87. thanks for the chance! I prefer the white.

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  88. How clever to use lace! I can always use more white fabric - thanks for the chance!

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  89. Wonderful! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. Using the lace was a great idea. Thanks for the give away. I would love the white.

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  91. I would have never thought to use lace...what a cool twist! I love the blue

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  92. I absolutely love this lacy version! Actually, I absolutely love that piece of lace. =) I'd like either piece of fabric, what a quandry! I guess if I had to choose one ... oh, aargh ... ah, blue? Yes, blue, definitely. But the white is good, too!

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  93. Very inventive way to make a Dresden. I know I have some lace around her somewhere....

    I can always use more blue FQs.

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  94. It is sooo sweet. I like the way you used the lace. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. What a beautiful idea!! The lace is perfect!!! What a talented lady!! Thanks for sharing!!

    And thanks for chance to win your Drawing! Think I will choose the white fat quarter! :)

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  96. I'm a new follower too, thru GFC. :)

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  97. Great idea to use the lace. It must have been hard to work with. Turned out beautiful.

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  98. I have been a follower for a while.

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  99. I love what you are doing with the lace, the dresden is great.

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  100. I am a new follower on googal reader.

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  101. Love the use of the lace in the Dresden pattern! Looks great!

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  102. That is a beautiful dresden. The rose center would look great on a blue dresden. I like the idea of a lacy center. Thanks for the inspiration. I love that blue fabric.

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  103. I love your block. You are very clever to use lace. How did you get rid of the gather?
    I love the blue.

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  104. What an awesome idea. I have never seen anyone using lace to create a Dresden block. That's just so pretty. Wonderful work.

    If I won I would be happy with either white or blue so if I am chosen you can surprise me. I love that color blue but I always can use white also. Thank you. Oh and I am already a follower of your blog.

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  105. Oops. I already put the extra chance info in my first comment but to get my 2nd entry I am doing another comment now. I am already a follower of your blog.

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  106. Wow, love the lace Dresden! Such talent on this hop! If I win, which the 1st happens to be my birthday :) I would prefer the white. thanks for sharing!

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  107. the lace dresden is very special, thanks for sharing. Blue is beautiful!

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  108. Oh the lace is just lovely. Great idea and thanks for sharing! I am a beginner so I hope to build a collection with that blue fabric.

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  109. I've never seen a lace Dresden before. This is lovely.

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  110. Absolutely love the creative way you used lace in the Dresden. Blue = color choice. Just became a new follower.

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  111. Wow...I would have never thought of using lace....I have some of my great grandmothers lace she made....I've been thinking of using it in a quilt....you have inspired me......thanks

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  112. I love your lace dresden! What a neat idea! :)

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  113. I would never have thought to use lace-this is so pretty. Love the blue background.

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  114. I never thought of using lace for the Dresden blades...it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  115. I follow you via GFC....thanks for the chance to play with some beautiful blue fabric.

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  116. I really enjoyed your lace Dresden! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  117. Wow! What a great idea! Elegant! Thanks for participating and for a chance to win in the giveaway.. white for me!

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  118. Very, very nice. When you first started, I thought you were going to put lace around the rounded corners of blades. You fooled me. Very clever. A job well done. It's so interesting see to see how differently people see things. Thanks for a different look.

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  119. I am a follower through Google

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  120. You are so clever! I would never have thought of using lace, amazing job! Your dresden is beautiful! Thank you for sharibg your mini with us, awesome job!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. I'd love to win the blue FQ.

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  121. I'm already a follower on FB.

    Thanks again for a chance to win. I'd love to have the blue FQ.

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  122. What a creative idea! Did the lace behave as you sewed it?

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  123. what a fabulous original way of making a dresden! You are so creative

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  124. Very different and creative!! I love the white FQ!!

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  125. Love the look of lace in a dresden.
    I'd be thrilled with either color, but my first choice would be blue.

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  126. Very unique! Love the lace idea.

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  127. What a gorgeous dresden! So sweet and feminine. Great idea to use lace.

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