I'm so happy to be on the First Blush tour today! Ever since I made that sweet pincushion last month, I've been wanting to try another Dresden. Since I knew this tour stop was coming up on my calendar, it seemed like a great chance to make a larger version of the iconic block, this time as a colorful pillow cover.
I have to say, I love making Dresden blocks. There is something so relaxing about it for me. No worries about matching perfect seams, no intricate construction...just sewing up those petals and stitching them down to the background fabric. It's been fun to try something new, and I really should be doing that sort of thing more often.
I backed the pillow in a mix of gingham and floral prints, both of which I love. The entire collection has a distinctly vintage vibe, like something you would find on an old picnic quilt tucked away in the attic. The colors are bright and happy, just perfect for spring and summer projects.
It feels like Christmas is coming early on my blog, because I get to give away 2 First Blush Block of the Month books and 2 Posy Quilt patterns, both from my sweet friends at Fat Quarter Shop. Just leave a comment on this post to get in on the fun, and I'll randomly pick 4 winners on Tuesday. You can also follow along with the rest of the tour stops below:
Monday, October 10 – Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D
Tuesday, October 11 – Sinta at Pincushion
Wednesday, October 12 - Fat Quarter Shop
Thursday, October 13- Windham/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine
Friday, October 14- Jennie at Clover and Violet
Saturday, October 15- Aurifil- Hillary Jordan
Sunday, October 16- Tina Egner
Monday, October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk
Tuesday, October 18 – Allison Harris
Wednesday, October 19 – Erin Cox
Thursday, October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel
Friday, October 21 – Debbie at happy little cottage
– Heidi Staples
– Leanne Elliott
- Greg Jones Grey Dogwood Studio
- Wendy Sheppard Ivory Spring
– Stephanie Lynn Denton
– Lisa Ruble
Happy sewing, friends!