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For the Fun & the Pretty

I've mentioned more than once how much I admire this girl.  I mean, seriously.  As far as I'm concerned, she is commander-in-chief of all things pretty. 

Just sayin'.

So when she posted this free pattern last week I practically knocked my chair over as I jumped up to grab fabric from my stash so I could start making this thing already!!!

I've had these FQs of old "Durham" prints from Lecien since it came out about 5 (?) years ago ... 

Until now I just didn't have the nerve to cut into it because I love them so much.  Sometimes I would pick them up, look at them, inspect them, arrange them on my cutting table, smile at them, study them, admire them, imagine making something with them ... break out into a cold sweat ... and then put them back on the shelf.

But if EVER there was a perfect project for my prized fabric ... am I right or am I right?

I've started on the dresdan blades using a new-to-me method I learned from another lovely lady I admire.

And I've tentatively selected these Cosmo embroidery floss colors ...

Very excited over here! :)

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Reader Comments (10)

Oh Kristyne, it is going to be beautiful! I love dresdan's (wanting to make the bunny hill pattern since Anne started hers) and the embroidery on this is amazing!

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I know what you mean. Amy is the Queen of all things pretty. She has so much talent and I admire her style! As soon as I saw that pattern on her blog I printed it and went to my stash to see if I had enough of the beautiful small delicate prints to use.......of course I do! I have made several of the doll blankets for my nieces and they turned out so lovely. I am sure that your dresden plate will be wonderful too.

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

You know, becuase of Anne I bought me the dreseden tool but sadly didn't find the time to make one. Then Amy came last week with her free tutorial around the corner and I downloaded it, of course. I had in my mind the plan to make this darling little dresden for my mum as a mother's day gift, realized that there's not enough time and switched to Camille's new pattern flower girl (btw my mum loves the mini-quilt I made for her). What I wanna say is that things got in the way and I didn't made Amy's pattern, blame me (also I made her sleepy doll once and a second is on the way). May I ask you how small/big your dresden blades are? Hildy

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

I'm really looking forward to seeing this one develop - please take plenty of photos for us!!

Oh, I can't wait to see yours!! Amy is quite the talent of such prettiness!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

So you decided to make the dresdan plate quilt after all. Holding out on me? Hmmm, I guess you can since you're so far north I can't catch you in the act. ;p

I love Anne's method. ;p

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterina

wow! it's going to be gorgeous, i'm sure!

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDianne

I immediately thought of you when I read her post... in fact, thanks to you - that's how I found her sweet blog also! Your blog has blessed me in soooo many ways! I found you through Camille's blog and found Amy through your blog. You all ROCK in my book! I cannot wait to see what you do with your fabrics... and I totally was right there with you on looking at the fabrics breaking out in a sweat and then putting them back... I have some Durham I have stashed... just waiting... never sewed on Lecien fabrics before - Love love love them - and how soft they are in color and design... you just may make me change my mind on what i thought I was going to do with that fabric.... oh be still my heart.... anyway - I cannot wait to see your project! I just may cut into mine this summer... gasp... I think my Durham isn't as pastel and soft as yours in these pics -mine must be a more recent line of hers I guess. I am so excited that Lecien is putting out a pastel Antique Flower line - can't wait! You inspire me!

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

Oh my goodness,how lovely! Perfect fabric,perfect project! I dhave some paris Flea Market I would like to use, do not have this collection! Could you tell us what size your"blades" are please? and what size is the circle?
Thinking you are at Quilt Market! Love your blog! Thank you for all of the lovlieness!!

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist

I have now been following your blog for quite some time ... never commenting, but always loving the glimpse into your life & crafts.
This time I just have to comment ... IT IS JUST NOT FAIR ... to show me this - now I am getting addicted to yet another few blogs - and really have an urge to start on this embroidery & dresden pattern - and I promised myself NOT to start anything new, since we are moving house just in 1½ months time.
Well, I must be strong ... :-D ... and put this on my "to-do" list ... and can start looking forward to making this projects, when I got my "studio" organized - first time ever having a big room just for my hobbies ... yeah !!!
Thanks for a great blog !

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLis

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