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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dare To Dresden–Day Two

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I’m so excited, and I just can't hide it, (Pointer Sisters song in my head).  This is day two of the “Dare To Dresden”, and I cannot be more excited about this.  If I could dance a jig after knee surgery I would.  Day one was most exciting to see all the different versions of Dresden that the participating blog hoppers have made.  Blog Hopping lets you try things that you might not have ever tried before. Thank you Madame Samm and Christine of Quilt Monster Closet for hosting this most fabulous hop.

Now I am most proud of myself for being able to finish my Dresden wall hanging/table runner.  As you know I am one of the leading experts on procrastination, but this time it was not my fault that I had knee surgery just when I was in the creative mood.  Four days after the surgery, I hobbled down to my sewing room with the walker and put my foot to the peddle and worked on it for 4 days and completed it with binding and sleeve and even a label two days early. So here it is:

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I had my stepson Deon to take it out side to take a picture in our first snow of the year.  Below is a closer picture.

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Check out the label.  Wow, I completed, I mean really completed my first blog hop show.  This is really the second, put this is the only quilt finish I have done for a hop.  YAH!!!!

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This is only the 3rd or 4th Dresden I have done, the first two was for the BOM with Crafty and if you want to see them just click here and here.

This is something, I am also working on as soon as I get back into the sewing room in Black and White.

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Thank you for stopping by, and please visit the other hoppers today.

January 25th, 2013
The Slow Quilter (This is Me)

 

The Slow Quilter (Felicia)


90 comments:

  1. Well, you get an A+ for the effort you put forth to finish your pledge to be in the challenge! Not many would have done that! Hope you heal well and can get back to sewing up a storm in no time flat!

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  2. Beautiful Dresden and the colors are beautiful! Don't overdue, I mean stuff like cooking and cleaning, LOL!

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  3. love the colors of your yellow and black one (we have a lot of yellow and black at my house since my hubby's favorite football team is the Steelers!).

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS on a Fabulous Finish! What a wonderful project to showcase for our Blog hop! Thank you for participating... Hugs and Happy Hopping...

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  5. I love the colors and fabrics in your table runner. Yellow/gray/white is a favorite combination of mine. I am really looking forward to seeing the black blocks finished. May your knee soon be healed ... :) Pat

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  6. I really REALLY like this! Totally digging your color choices/fabric selections. Woman, you hit this one right out of the park. A home run!

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  7. Love your cheerful color choices! Great job on the Dresden and I hope your knee is healing quickly! Do those PT exercises every day!

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  8. They are all very nice - love the colours of your quilt. Thanks for sharing and I hope your knee gets better soon.

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  9. Fabulous Dresdens and you did so well to get finished with your knee - hope it's healing nicely and not giving you too much pain.

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  10. Beautiful Dresden Plate, fantastic fabrics.

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  11. Love your colours, really cute!

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  12. So sweet in sunny colors. I love them. Thanks for sharing

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  13. Great dresdens! I love the colours you used
    Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Felicia. Wow! I love the yellow and gray colors together. And you finished EVERYTHING all the way to the label! I'm impressed. Wishing you quick healing on your knee. I think using that foot pedal on your sewing machine is good physical therapy, right? I see you're in DC. I'm just "up the street" in Fairfax, VA. Blessings on you.

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  15. How pretty - just love the yellow/gray setting! The black/white is a tease - can't wait to see this one together. Wonderful work for someone 'on the mend' - take care.

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  16. L-O-V-E the yellow and grey! It looks stunning!

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  17. Love your soft yellow runner! Hope you continue to mend... nothing like a sewing deadline to get us moving!

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

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  19. Fantastic dresden! Love the black and yellow - great job!

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  20. Oooh love the colors of your dresden, nice job!!!

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  21. Ok, let/s celebrate Felicia..you are up and sooo worth the look, your dresdens are delightful..we dared you and in getting back on your feet..look what you accomplished..bravo

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  22. Your table runner is such a happy ray of sunshine...reminds me of a summer day sitting on the porch sipping iced tea. :) So happy for you that your knee is on the mend!

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  23. I hate to tell you, but you're going to lose your Queen title -- anyone who can go through surgery and still get done early with such a lovely project is NOT a very good procrastinator, lol. Beautiful runner!

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  24. You crack me up! You are definitely not the top authority on procrastination:). I always chuckle when I see your blog name and think I should have chosen "The VERY Slow Quilter."

    Lovely stop on the hop, Felicia!

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  25. I think your amazing! Slow Quilter.....indeed.

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  26. Way to go, Felicia! Great job! (And I'm sending prayers that you heal quickly!)

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  27. You did great Felicia! I really like the runner

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  28. Your quilt turned out well and I hope your surgery did, too. It's nice to have a goal to get you up and about after surgery. I love your label, too.

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  29. Felicia I'm amazed that you worked on this four days after knee surgery - you are wonderful! I love the way it turned out and I love the label. :) blessings, marlene

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  30. I love your table runner and the black and one Dresdens are so striking!

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  31. Rosemary B here: you just had knee surgery? oh my dear, best wishes for a speedy and successful recovery, Felicia.
    I love your runner. I love yellow. You made some gorgeous blocks in the past too! Fabulous label!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  32. For being post knee surgery, you certainly came through with a beautiful (and complete) creation...love it! I've got "I'm so excited" floating through my head, thanks to you. LOL! Can't wait to see how your black and white pieces finish up.

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  33. Beautiful table runner, the colours are lovely :)

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  34. Oh your runner is great. And I am glad you are getting along so good post surgery. I like the black and white, too, and will be watching to see what they become.

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  35. Pretty table runner! I also like your black and white Dresdens. Congratulations on finishing.

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  36. Your runner is awesome - so pretty!

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  37. You go girl!! It's fabulous! So glad to see you were able to make good use, of a few days of recouperation!

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  38. Hi!!! Love the table runner!!! Love the black and white dresden too!!! Great you are doing better and getting to the sewing room!!!

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  39. Sewing is "THE BEST" therapy ! Great job !

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  40. Hope your recovery is progressing nicely. Love your Dresden design and the colors. Nice and cheery for winter months. I'm a fan of black and white, the simplicity of it makes it so striking. Great job!

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  41. Wow...sewing with a recent knee surgery! I AM IMPRESSED!
    I loved the Spring colors! SUPER JOB! Keep those black and whitel ones coming too!

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  42. You rock! Love the yelow and black color scheme- it is glorious!

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  43. Hard to keep a good quilter down! You did well with the runner-- neat colors

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  44. I absolutely love your wall hanging. I bought the fabrics 2 weeks ago to make a dresden project out of..Bet ya can't guess what colors I bought. Yellows & greys...Great minds think alike. Now I still gotta get my ruler/ template before I can start it. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Oh Felicia! I am so impressed.Not only did you make a gorgeous table runner, but you got it completed too.LOL.(We may have to kick you out of the Procrastinaters Club)It is really beautiful and you did a great job.I love the colors and I love the label. Thank you so much for sharing.I am glad you are doing okay and have the stitches out.Be careful when you go back to work.

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  46. Too cute :o) Thanks for sharing and keep on healing!!!

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  47. Your table runner is beautiful!! Love it!!

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  48. Like a ray of sunshine! Lovely job!

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  49. the yellows are wonderful. I work best under pressure as well.

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  50. I love your bright and cheery Dresden - we quilters do know how to survive - I finished my last project for the In Our Words hop with a broken arm. We are quilter,s afterall. Thanks from Judy C in NC

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  51. Yellow and grey? Yes, please!
    Very. very nicely done!

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  52. Your dresdens are fabulous.

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  53. Love the yellow and gray color scheme.

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  54. Very sweet. Congratulations on the completion. :) I, too, tend to procrastinate. Hope your getting better and better every day.

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  55. Love the gray and yellow together!

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  56. Great projects.Hope you have a speedy recovery!!

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  57. That is so pretty. I just love that color combo! Yay for a finish!

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  58. I love your wall hanging/ table runner.Great projects. Hope you recover from your knee surgery soon.

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  59. Yours Dresdens are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  60. Your table topper is so pretty, I just love the yellow and black together.

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  61. Your runner is so cute. I can't believe you could accomplish anything at all so soon after surgery.

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  62. Are you sure you had surgery??? I really like your dresdens. My legs are working just fine but I haven't been that productive. Good job! See you soon.

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  63. What a recovery! Your wallhanging is beautiful. And a label too!

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  64. I really like your yellow quilt. Kudos to you for working on it while you were still recovering from surgery.

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  65. love your table runner, very pretty.

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  66. I like the yellows and greys

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  67. your tablerunner is gorgeous and I´m glad that your knee is allright again.
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  68. Very pretty table runner. I hope the knee is doing well.

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  69. Looks great! I can't wait to see the black and white.

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  70. Great job; thanks for sharing. Hope you feel better

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  71. Hope you are healing well. Love the gentle colors in the yellow runner and that black & white will be so striking when finished.

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  72. Thanks for the nice Dresden. Hope you are doing well!

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  73. A beautiful table runner, great job Felicia, love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  74. Fantastic Dresdens! Beautiful table runner and I love how the black and white blocks are turning out! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  75. I love the colors. They work together so well. I love the pictures taken in the snow. I used to live about 225 miles from Washington, DC. Now, I live in the middle of the country where many years we get very, very little snow. So, I miss the snow.

    Thank you for taking time to participate and inspiring the rest of us. Hope you do more hops, so we can enjoy your creativity.

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  76. First off I hope you and your knee are fine and on the mend. What a trooper to be sewing only after four days! Love your runner! Yellow and grey are two colors I've been wanting to work with. A runner is a great idea! You did a super job! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  77. Wow, for a Slow Quilter, your knee did not hold you up much on this one. Your dresdens look great! Thanks for sharing and hope your recovery is going smoothly through this winter weather!!

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  78. Love your gray and yellow combo! Nice job!

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  79. It's a lovely runner, so bright and cheerful

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  80. Beautiful. Indeed, it is so very cheerful. Great job!

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  81. Your table runner is great but I am partial to the black and white. Thanks for participating in this hop.

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  82. I enjoy your color combinations. Great dresdens.

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  83. Congrats on such a fabulous finish, Felicia! Love that citrus yellow/grey combo. Great dresdens!

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