EZ Dresden Challenge

  • Faith
  • Jun 11, 2012

 

I first fell in love with Dresdens when I saw the beautiful quilt on the cover of Material Obsession. (Remember, I’ve only been quilting a few years.) A year ago I bought an EZ Dresden ruler and made my first Dresden mini quilt – it was surprisingly easy!

This month the Salt Lake City Modern Quilt Guild is celebrating Darlene Zimmerman’s twentieth anniversary of developing EZ Quilting Rulers – including that EZ Dresden ruler I had so much success using – with the EZ Dresden Challenge. Go check out their page to see the details and prizes – LOTS of prizes. Seriously GOOD stuff, like a sewing machine!

The first stage of the celebration is a blog hop that will hopefully start to get you thinking about different dresden designs and ideas. I decided to focus on dots, inspired by that cover quilt from Material Obsession. Each quadrant of my dresden mini quilt is a different dot though. Also, each quadrant is composed of different shades of a solid.

A dot from Tanya Whelan’s Delilah fabric line…

A dot from Sarah Jane Studio’s Children at Play fabric line…

A Kei honeycomb

And a dot from Riley Blake’s October Afternoon Fly a Kite fabric line…

To help you get started, I’m going to give away TWO EZ Dresden Rulers to two of you. Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner Thursday, June 14th in the evening.

And don’t forget to continue following the blog hop and start thinking of ideas for your entry.

June 1 – The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild
June 2 – Lee
June 3 – Kati
June 4 – Victoria and Tanya
June 5 – Val and Leigh
June 6 – Amy and Elisa
June 7 – Katie and Emily
June 8 – Melissa and Brooke
June 9 – Nicole and Amy
June 10 – Elizabeth and Colleen
June 11 – Me! and Deonn
June 12 – Angela and Barbie
June 13 – Amy
June 14 – Jessica
June 15 – Salt Lake MQG: Wrap-up

++ Update – closing comments to pick the winners of the rulers! ++

The winners are #50 and #143.

Diane W said “A Dresden ruler is next on my list of must-have rulers. Thanks for the giveaway.”

Lou Ann said “I would love to win. I made my first quilt just last month. All squares. Time to try another pattern and shape.”

Congratulations! I will email you both for your addresses. Thanks for commenting everyone!

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240 Comments

  1. Laura

    June 11, 2012

    I love the dots! I am trying to formulate an idea but I am drawn to all the other ideas. Hmm…

  2. Jenn

    June 11, 2012

    Ooh, beautiful! I’ve always wanted to try a Dresden but haven’t yet worked up the courage!

  3. Kelli

    June 11, 2012

    Dresdens are one of my favorite classic blocks. I love this blog hop for different ways to interpret it. I especially love how happy yours is. 🙂

  4. Kim

    June 11, 2012

    These rulers would make dresdens so much easier! Why have I not looked for them before?!

  5. Anya

    June 11, 2012

    Nice work on your dresden! And I love the dots – they are some of my favorites!

  6. JGB

    June 11, 2012

    Beautiful Dresden! Love the colours

  7. Jaye

    June 11, 2012

    I’m new to quilting and haven’t seen the Dresden before. I really like it and it looks like it would be interesting to make. How will I ever find time to make everything I would like to try out?

  8. Lee Ann

    June 11, 2012

    So pretty! Your quilt immediately made me smile.

  9. Barb

    June 11, 2012

    What a pretty rainbow of solid colors! And topping it off with the reds really makes this a modern Dresden.

  10. Anthony

    June 11, 2012

    My partner has been wanting to experiment with the Dresden. Fingers crossed!!
    Cheers

  11. Lisa Marie

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve been inspired by the many ideas I’ve seen on this blog hop. I never knew a dresden ruler could be so versatile. And I never knew I NEEDED one until this blog hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Lisa Lisa

    June 11, 2012

    Beautiful! I’ve attempted Dresdens once, and it was a bit of a challenge, but I didn’t have the EZ Dresden ruler. Love the colors in yours!

  13. Dell

    June 11, 2012

    Since I am new to quilting, I am still collecting supplies. Would love to win the EZ Dresden ruler. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Jenny C

    June 11, 2012

    I think I have been inspired to join the SLCMQG! I said to myself “when I move to America, I want to learn to quilt”. I moved from Australia two years ago and I’m quilting but I have alot more to learn.
    Thanks 😀

  15. Cheryl B.

    June 11, 2012

    I would love to try the Dresden ruler. If I do not win one I think tat I am going to have to buy one as I am so inspired by your anothers quilts using it.

  16. Julie

    June 11, 2012

    Lovely dresden creation! My favorite so far!!

  17. Lee

    June 11, 2012

    I have never made anything w/ the dresden but sure want to try one now! yours is very pretty! thanks!

  18. annie

    June 11, 2012

    While I’m not a fan of gadgets for gadgets sake, this dresden ruler seems pretty functional, might be fun to give it a go. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  19. Dianne

    June 11, 2012

    A dresden has been on my list of stuff to make for some time. But I’ve always found them a bit intimidating. I’ve been following this blog-hop to hopefully to my butt in gear.

    Your mini quilt is beautiful!

    Dianne

  20. Lynn

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve been wanting to try a dresden block…or several. Hope this is my lucky day!

  21. Em

    June 11, 2012

    I love the colors in this project. It’s really lovely.

  22. Faye

    June 11, 2012

    I love your fabric choices in this dresden (I’m always a sucker for reds!) — this blog hop has been so fun. I had never thought about there being so many interpretations of the dresden, and now I want to play around myself with one of these rulers! Thank you for the chance to win!

  23. Lyn mcCarty

    June 11, 2012

    I have a Dresden quilt in mind. I recently bought a bundle of Kona solids and I think your posted example would be an absolutely perfect way to use them. Send those rulers to me! Hahahaha… Thanks for these fun giveaways. Lyn

  24. cynthia

    June 11, 2012

    Your Dresden is exquisite!

  25. Gill

    June 11, 2012

    Gorgeous! I love the colours!
    I’m amazed how different everyone’s quilt looks on this tour! Such a versatile ruler!

  26. Kelli H.

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on a Dresden ruler! Been lovin’ all the Dresden projects out there lately – want to take a stab at making one myself!

  27. Fran

    June 11, 2012

    I really love your dresden quilt, gorgeous fabric choices. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. LC

    June 11, 2012

    I love the dots! I’m so excited to try my own Dresden soon. They’re so pretty. The first quilt I remember being super attached to as a kid was a grandmother’s fan quilt that my aunt made. I’d like to make a Grandmother’s Fan for my mom. She’d love it.

  29. Janice

    June 11, 2012

    Oh what fun! I have wanted to try the dresden and you just gave me the push I needed. Great information. Tks.

  30. randi

    June 11, 2012

    Oh, what a cute block! I love all those fun polkas!

  31. Karen H

    June 11, 2012

    It seems like just yesterday that Darlene created her first rulers. This sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate.

  32. kaholly

    June 11, 2012

    I just adore your Dresden project! It is adorably clever, bright, and cheery. Your blog looks exciting. I can’t wait until I have time to return to peruse your archived posts!

  33. Cheryl

    June 11, 2012

    Love your dresden. Never imagined that there were so many ways to use dresden’s. This ruler is on my to buy list. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Carole M

    June 11, 2012

    I haven’t considered doing a dresden before now to be honest. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Kathy

    June 11, 2012

    I’m a beginner but would love to try a dresden. How beautiful!

  36. Beth Hammergren

    June 11, 2012

    The first dresden plate I did was with a hand made template and I hand pieced it. I would love to try out this ruler and am glad I now use a machine to piece. Thanks for the opportunity.

  37. Mary

    June 11, 2012

    I love the solids with the red dots!!! That is a great idea.

  38. beth

    June 11, 2012

    the Dresden blocks I have done were with home made templates and hand pieced. the ruler looks a little easier and nowadays I would try machine piecing. An interesting challenge.

  39. Sue

    June 11, 2012

    The Dresdan ruler would be a great tool for a new project…thanks for the chance to win. And thanks for your blog….the time and effort you put into it is really appreciated…a bright spot when I check my mail!!

  40. Briana

    June 11, 2012

    Love it. I’ve been wanting to make a dresden plate, but I too, am a beginner, and I’m so nervous to try! This might be just the motivation. thanks for the great chance to win.

  41. Tracey @ The Peony Teacup

    June 11, 2012

    I love how all your dots are different and yet play so nicely together!

  42. amorette

    June 11, 2012

    so beautiful and simple- and a perfect example of summer sewing!

  43. Sara

    June 11, 2012

    I love the mini. so bright and colorful!

  44. Erin

    June 11, 2012

    I’m new to quilting and I’m completely inspired and intimidated by designs like this… those rulers seem amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Michelle H.

    June 11, 2012

    My grandmother had a Dresden plate quilt and it was my inspiration to start quilting myself. I’ve yet to try my hand on one but with designs like the one above, I’ve got to do one myself.

  46. Allison C

    June 11, 2012

    Love this! I would really like to play with this ruler.

  47. Heidi

    June 11, 2012

    My school year is coming to a close and I would love some new projects to work on this summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Sarah

    June 11, 2012

    I would love to give this ago but it’s definitely a design on my Fear List! Yours is stunning, though!

  49. Kirsty@Bonjour

    June 11, 2012

    I still haven’t made one of these, even with a great pattern sitting waiting for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Diane W

    June 11, 2012

    A Dresden ruler is next on my list of must-have rulers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. Jen L

    June 11, 2012

    I have been crushing on dresdens for awhile now and would love to win a ruler to get working! Thanks!

  52. Sally

    June 11, 2012

    love the dots and brights! Nice rainbow quilt! thanks for a chance to win (can always use another ruler!)

  53. Ann

    June 11, 2012

    I have not tried a dresden yet…but would love to have the rulers to get me to try one.

  54. Heather

    June 11, 2012

    Would love to win one of these. Thanks for the chance.

  55. Wendy Close

    June 11, 2012

    These look fun!!! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Wendy

  56. LauraC

    June 11, 2012

    I really like your dresdens on the dotty background. Thank you for the giveaway. I love the Material Obsession 2 book and hope to one day be skilled enough to tackle one of my faves in that book (I’m a fairly new quilter)

  57. Deidra

    June 11, 2012

    I love making Dresden plates. Can’t wait to work on these new ideas.

  58. Meghan

    June 11, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway. I have always been intimidated by this pattern, but I would love to try it!

  59. Judith Hollies

    June 11, 2012

    Love the modern take on the traditional dresden. Many thanks for the giveaway. jxo

  60. Angie

    June 11, 2012

    I’d love to try my hand at some Dresdens! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  61. Rene

    June 11, 2012

    I love this quilt!

  62. Andrea

    June 11, 2012

    I love this little quilt so beautiful. I think it would be great hanging in a kids room. Thanks for the chance to win.

  63. Melinda

    June 11, 2012

    I’m trying so hard to win one of these! Love your quilt! I would love to do a color wheel dresden!

  64. Claire Jain

    June 11, 2012

    Having polka dots in the quadrants is super cute 🙂 I like how the quilting in the dresden sections comes to a point, too. Fun!

  65. Kathie

    June 11, 2012

    What a cute simple way to make my first Dresden. Thanks!

  66. Elyse

    June 11, 2012

    Would love to win one of these! Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. Jojo

    June 11, 2012

    I LOVE your Blog. Love your piecing/quilts! Gotta have some Dresden plates.

  68. Mike Pearson

    June 11, 2012

    Dresdens are so hot these days! I’ve never tried to make one, but I will have to some day!

  69. Leslie R.

    June 11, 2012

    I love the dots and the various shades of color! It’s such a happy little quilt!

  70. Bailey

    June 11, 2012

    I would love to try to make a dresden

  71. Diann Cornell

    June 11, 2012

    I love your use of the dots, since dots are among my favorites.

  72. Alexis

    June 11, 2012

    I’m getting pretty excited to try a dresden quilt. Thanks for the chance to get a ruler. The dots are darling.

  73. Miz Karen

    June 11, 2012

    Love the dots. I’ve always wanted to make a Dresden Plate but have always been intimidated. Pick me so I can finally make one.

  74. Katarina

    June 11, 2012

    I would love to win this! Dresden plate is one of the things on my to do list. And your dots are really nice!

  75. Patty

    June 11, 2012

    Your mini dresden quilt is lovely!

  76. DianeY

    June 11, 2012

    Love your mini quilt. The background of the different scale dots is stunning!

  77. Jeana

    June 11, 2012

    Oh I love the dots and dresden plates – I’m new to quilting but have been wanting to try this out!

  78. Kathy Schwager

    June 11, 2012

    I am an experienced quilter, but have never made a dresden quilt. Maybe this will help me get started.

  79. VickiT

    June 11, 2012

    I love your quilt and how you have used the dots and solids. Awesome looking.

  80. Mindy C

    June 11, 2012

    I love the different dotty backgorund- so clever. I’m a little intimidated by the dresden, but your post makes me feel like it might be easier than it looks. Thanks!

  81. Kristin H

    June 11, 2012

    Have never made a Dresden and would love to give it a try!

  82. Vicki Bartels

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve never tried a Dresden. Looks like it might be fun.

  83. Barb

    June 11, 2012

    Never made a Dresden..but I’m up to a new challenge..looks like fun! Thanks.

  84. Kim

    June 11, 2012

    I love your piece. It’s so bright and cheerful!

  85. diane stanley

    June 11, 2012

    so pretty. My list of projects to make is growing by seeing all you show us.

  86. DeniseMarie

    June 11, 2012

    Didn’t think I liked the Dresden pattern – but reinterpreted in a modern way it is gorgeous!

  87. Kasia

    June 11, 2012

    I absolutely love Dresden blocks but am super intimidated by them….looking at Elizabeth’s tutorial and this Dresden EZ ruler, it looks doable! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  88. Teresa

    June 11, 2012

    Love the crisp, fresh look of your little quilt.

  89. Bruinbr

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve always been scared to try this, but they look so awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. Kristen Sanderson

    June 11, 2012

    Love the dots! Dresdens are on my “must-try-one-day” list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  91. Cheryl

    June 11, 2012

    I also love the one on the cover of Material Obsession.

  92. Laurie in Maine

    June 11, 2012

    Enjoying the different looks this ruler offers, beyond the traditional/expected.

  93. Heidi

    June 11, 2012

    I absolutely love your quilt! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  94. Pétra

    June 11, 2012

    It’s something I still haven’t tried but it’s on my bucket list!

  95. Paige

    June 11, 2012

    Something with a dresden is on my to-try-really-soon list!

  96. Megan

    June 11, 2012

    I love this quilt! This is going on the list of ones to try. Great job!

  97. Yzo

    June 11, 2012

    Awesome giveaway! I have never made a Dresden quilt – those rulers are so cool! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  98. Susan

    June 11, 2012

    Love the quilt!

  99. Lyndsay

    June 11, 2012

    I love the colors that you used – it’s definitely making me think about what I would like mine to look like!

  100. Pam

    June 11, 2012

    Love the modern look of the dot pattern with the dresden ruler!

  101. Stephanieeeee

    June 11, 2012

    What a fresh, simple pattern for a mini! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great week! 🙂

  102. Sarah

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve never made a Dresden quilt, this would be perfect!

  103. Happyme

    June 11, 2012

    I have always loved the look of Dresdan quilts, your modern approach to the typical Dresdan makes them even more appealing to me! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  104. Maria

    June 11, 2012

    Very sweet quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

  105. Diane

    June 11, 2012

    Looks like it’s time to try a dresden! Thanks.

  106. Katy

    June 11, 2012

    How cool, love the colour play with the 4 quadrants

  107. Laura

    June 11, 2012

    I love the colors! This is such a fun quilt!

  108. Meghann

    June 11, 2012

    Wonderful colors! Would love to add the giveaway to my template stash…I’m a new quilter.

  109. Leslie

    June 11, 2012

    I like the quilt you used for your blog today, AND I love the mini quilt you made with the dresden plate pattern. GORGEOUS!

  110. Jennie

    June 11, 2012

    I love the fresh colors used for your project. Reminds me of summer.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  111. LeAnne L

    June 11, 2012

    Another great way to use the dresden ruler. Thanks.

  112. Jeanne

    June 11, 2012

    Love dresden’s and love yours. Thanks for the chance to win the ruler.

  113. Lindsey A

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve never made a dresden plate beofre, but this might be the reason to start…

  114. Joyce Mitchell

    June 11, 2012

    Love your mini-quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  115. Jenelle

    June 11, 2012

    Your mini is so cheerful and fun! The varying dots are a great touch. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  116. Paige

    June 11, 2012

    Such a fun pattern! I would love to try a quilt like this!!

  117. Marsel

    June 11, 2012

    I would love to try a Dresden block!

  118. jessie hansen

    June 11, 2012

    Maybe if I had a dresden ruler I would start quilting…

  119. MarciaW

    June 11, 2012

    The color wheel with the variety of red and white dots is striking. I’ve been thinking about Dresden plates yet feel so unimaginative as look at all the guild projects. Thanks for the chance to win the EZ Dresden ruler.

  120. Jo

    June 11, 2012

    I love the colors and dots…so imaginative! Thank you for a great giveaway!
    boppiesgirl@gmail.com

  121. usairdoll

    June 11, 2012

    What a great mini quilt. I love your colors.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. Thanks for being so generous with two winners!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  122. maria do carmo pezzuto

    June 11, 2012

    Estou atráz dessa placa faz tempo.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  123. Laura

    June 11, 2012

    Love your modern twist on the dresden! Thank you for the chance to win!

  124. Barb@Witsend

    June 11, 2012

    I really like your quilt. It looks like it is spinning in a circle. Thanks for sharing.

    Barb@Witsend

  125. Katie

    June 11, 2012

    Thank you for the giveaway. Mini quilt looks great.

  126. Connie @ apieceworklife.com

    June 11, 2012

    Love the colors! I would like to try a Dresden and the rulers would make it a breeze. Thanks!

  127. Brooke

    June 11, 2012

    Love all the different dots put together! That’s super cute 🙂

  128. Jenny

    June 11, 2012

    That variety of dots is awesome, and I’d love to win the ruler!

  129. Gillian

    June 11, 2012

    Oh, I’d love a dresden plate ruler! Thanks for the opportunity to win one! Love the dotty fun, especially that honeycomb. Yum!

  130. ritainalaska

    June 11, 2012

    love your dotty dresden and all it’s color! i’m sure enjoying this dresden blog hop, lots of inspiration here. thanx for the opportunity to win a ruler.

  131. Marcia Herath

    June 11, 2012

    It’s beautiful. I’d love to win the ruler.

  132. Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve never thought much about the Dresden Plate design before, but all the amazing projects I’ve seen are really getting my ideas going!

  133. Nichole

    June 11, 2012

    Cool, fresh, summer-perfect colors in your wheel !! The mix of dots is great too! Thanks for the ruler giveaway !

  134. Melissa

    June 11, 2012

    Great color combination. I love all the dots. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  135. Alisa

    June 11, 2012

    I love your project! So bright and happy.

  136. Taisia @ Piecing Light

    June 11, 2012

    I’ve never yet tried Dresdens. These solids are making me more keen though!

  137. Rhianne

    June 11, 2012

    I can’t wait to try making my first Dresden.

  138. Liz

    June 11, 2012

    I am coming up with lots of ideas for this challenge. Thanks for the chance to win the give away.

  139. christie m

    June 11, 2012

    Love your mini quilt! I have been wanting to make a dresden but it the patterns always look so intimidating. You make it look so easy, I am inspired! Thanks for the chance to win.

  140. jody

    June 11, 2012

    Really pretty…have only made one once for one of my bees and I loved the process…thanks for a great giveaway:)
    jodym7atyahoo.com

  141. bee

    June 11, 2012

    how fun! this will go on my list of projects to make!

  142. Emily

    June 11, 2012

    That design is beautiful! I love your color combinations.

  143. Lou Ann

    June 11, 2012

    I would love to win. I made my first quilt just last month. All squares. Time to try another pattern and shape.

  144. Andrea C L

    June 11, 2012

    wow, that is super super cute!!

  145. Julia

    June 11, 2012

    I’m on love with all the ideas for use with this ruler! Now I just need one! Thanks for the give away 🙂

  146. Amy

    June 11, 2012

    I love your dresden mini quilt! Thank you for the giveaway!

  147. Miranda

    June 11, 2012

    So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

  148. jmniffer

    June 11, 2012

    What fun! I love the dot fabrics in the background. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  149. Vicki Mason

    June 11, 2012

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE DRESDEN PLATE RULERS. I am a new subscriber.

  150. Kathleen

    June 11, 2012

    love the block and the different variations of color that you used…very pretty…love the dots….

  151. LJ

    June 11, 2012

    What a great idea to use dots. I’m rather a “dotty” person so this is right up my alley. 🙂

  152. Laurie

    June 11, 2012

    Love the dots! Also, would love to try the dresden rulers. I’ve been avoiding this pattern, but the ruler does make it look easy (or easier).

  153. Jennie P.

    June 11, 2012

    Thanks for the chance to win one. I love to see what everyone’s been making with them.

  154. Bernadette

    June 11, 2012

    Beautiful. I have always wanted to try Dresden plate, but always been a bit nervous. I love you bright fun take on it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  155. Jen

    June 11, 2012

    I would love to try this!

  156. Lisa Markham

    June 11, 2012

    Simple solids with vibrant colors is so happy and would be great for kids.

    Lisa…

  157. Becky Greene

    June 11, 2012

    Love the four-quadrant look!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  158. felicity

    June 11, 2012

    I’d really love to win one of these handy rulers!

  159. Phoebe

    June 11, 2012

    I’d LOVE to try one of those rulers. Thanks!!!

  160. Staci

    June 11, 2012

    Your dresden is so sweet! Can’t believe it’s your first. I haven’t dared to try one yet. Thanks for the giveaway and hope I win!!

  161. Cathy

    June 11, 2012

    Thanks of the chance!

  162. Tamie

    June 11, 2012

    I would really love to give dresdens a try.

  163. Erica

    June 11, 2012

    I just tackled curves, dresdens may be my next challenge!

  164. Rachell

    June 12, 2012

    SO many bright colors; just makes me happy looking at it. Who knew all those different dots would work so well together and be so fun! I’ve never done Dresdens before but I really admire them. I’ve got one cut out, ready to go, for my sampler quilt, so I can see how this ruler would really help!
    Thanks for a chance to win–I would love a ruler!

  165. Karrie Smith

    June 12, 2012

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’m a new quilter, and this would be an awesome addition to my collection and allow me to expand from Squares 😉

  166. Debby Cloy

    June 12, 2012

    Love the Dresden designs. I am rackiing my brain for an idea for a “different” quilt

  167. michelle

    June 12, 2012

    thanks for the chance to win one of the dresden rulers. I’ve wanted to try them for some time but was caught in that ‘you cannot buy any more rulers till you finish a project…. but they kept calling to me. Then I found this challenge.

    Your design is fresh and fun. I like the modern feel to it.

    thank you!
    Michelle

  168. sheryl matteson

    June 12, 2012

    Love the dresden I am English paper pieces a scrap quilt for about a year now. Love to have a easier template.

  169. Michelle F

    June 12, 2012

    I love the look of the dresden and have been wanting to try one, this is the perfect opportunity. I always thought it was harder though. Love yours!!!

  170. Suz

    June 12, 2012

    I love the contrast of the various spots! very pretty!

  171. Jessica Brennan

    June 12, 2012

    I just made my first ever dresden plate block last week, this ruler would make cutting out the fabric ALOT easier!

  172. Sew Very Sherry

    June 12, 2012

    What a great idea for your plate. The background is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  173. kristin

    June 12, 2012

    That looks like fun. Dots are so cool.

  174. Sarah L.

    June 12, 2012

    Thank you for the giveaway. It would be fun to play with this ruler!

  175. Betty Burton

    June 12, 2012

    The Dresden Plate became my favorite as soon as I started quilting (a whole 1 1/2 yrs ago). I’m finally working on my 1st – a hand appliqued 25 plate as a wedding gift for my nephew. Very easy but lots of time. Been wanting to try different shades of solids so you’ve given me the way to combine a favorite and a “want to do”. Thanks for the idea and giveaway!

  176. Linda

    June 12, 2012

    Like many others, apparently, I am new to quilting. I support the idea of having the right tool for the project! Thanks for the encouragement, great ideas, and give-away!

  177. Anita

    June 12, 2012

    I would like to win one of these rulers!

  178. sandy

    June 12, 2012

    I am a beginner quilter but see a dresden in my future. I would love to win one of the EZ Dresden rulers. I also love dots.

  179. cliodana

    June 12, 2012

    wow wonderful rule, thank’s for the giveaway. love that pattern..maybe i’ll try it. Your bloc is amazing, love the rainbow color!

  180. patti krueger

    June 12, 2012

    Love the solids in this dresden! And you left the tops square, fun.

  181. Jillamina

    June 12, 2012

    Oh I love red & turquoise together! And I’m a sucker for polka dots.

  182. Barbara Mahoney

    June 12, 2012

    I love your bright, fresh colors (especially the third quadrant as you move clockwise) and the clean lines of this design.

  183. Reena

    June 12, 2012

    That Delilah dot looks so vintage and the teeny dot too on red. Love Darlene Zimmerman and you too! Keep up the great work!

  184. Tiff

    June 12, 2012

    Here’s my chance to do 3 things I’ve been wanting to do….Actually do a dresden quilt, break out of square patterns, and be in some kind of contest with my work. Come on….pick someone from a tiny town in Texas….me!!!!

  185. Karen

    June 12, 2012

    Thanks for the chance to win! I have been quilting for 1.5 years and do not have a Darlene Zimmerman ruler and have not yet made a Dresden plate quilt. Winning the ruler would solve both of these! 🙂

  186. Jacque

    June 12, 2012

    Wonderful choices for the fabrics in your project. I wish I could pick things that well! LOL Thanks for the chance to win the dresden ruler!

  187. Jitka

    June 12, 2012

    You pick up very nice colours. I love it.

  188. Toni DeStaffino

    June 12, 2012

    I would like to make the “Double Dresden Delight” quilt found on the Happy Quilting blog, http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/2012/06/double-dresden-delight-ez-dresden.html
    and one of those rulers sure would come in handy! Please and Thank You :0)

  189. Brenda

    June 12, 2012

    Your dresden is so cute. I’ve been thinking of trying it for a bit now … love the polka dots!

  190. Franziska

    June 12, 2012

    someday I’ll make such a mini for me, too.

  191. Page

    June 12, 2012

    I’ve been running some ideas around in my head. I think I know what I am going to do if I have time.

  192. Sarah from Habibtiathome

    June 12, 2012

    I have never made a dresden but all of these great colorful projects makes me think it is high time I try the EZ method! I would love to try a similar quilt to yours faith, it is so cheerful and beautiful!

  193. Lizzie

    June 12, 2012

    Oh man! I just finished the Retro Flower Quilt a few weeks ago and I’d LOVE to start this now! Gorgeous!

  194. Cori @ Let's Eat Grandpa

    June 12, 2012

    I would love to win! I’ve been seeing all the wonderful things coming out of this challenge and I’d love to get in on the Dresden action!

  195. Hilary

    June 12, 2012

    Beautiful quilt. Love the dots, colors, and quilting. It’s great to see all the creative projects from this challenge.

  196. Paige

    June 12, 2012

    I am working on my first quilt, and seeing so many designs and colors just makes my head spin–but in a good, excited way! I’m already dreaming of what to make next…but of course must finish what I have started first! This is really inspiring.

  197. Kate Brown

    June 12, 2012

    I love your quilt!!

  198. Cheri Edmonds

    June 12, 2012

    Love your block, thanks for a chance to win.

  199. Bec Clarke

    June 12, 2012

    That has got to be the cutest quilt I have ever seen. I love the fresh colour combination.

  200. KatieQ

    June 12, 2012

    I love the way you can get such different looks with this ruler.

  201. Debbie

    June 12, 2012

    This would motivate me to try this pattern.

  202. Judith

    June 12, 2012

    I am just making my first Desden plate for a wall hanging. It is awesome. Used a cut out template so would love to experiment with a real template for many sizes. Thanks.

  203. Sara

    June 12, 2012

    This looks like a LOT of crazy fun.

  204. Hedda Eyben

    June 12, 2012

    This looks like a really interesting tool. Would love to try it out.

  205. Jami

    June 12, 2012

    What a fun pattern! I’ve been eyeing rulers when I look at fabrics, but have yet to purchase a specialty one yet. It looks like a circle won’t be as scary to sew with this tool. It’d be fun to use it.

  206. jaime

    June 12, 2012

    Dresdens scare me… perhaps with the right tools. I love getting inspired. Thank you.

  207. Lisa R

    June 12, 2012

    Love your quilt. Makes me inspired to do something with Dresdens!

  208. Sandra

    June 12, 2012

    Love the dots! And especially love the rulers! Did my first Dresden block in a QAL, and I’m hooked!

  209. Ellen H

    June 13, 2012

    I love this idea! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    ehystead (at) gmail (dot) com

  210. hafza

    June 13, 2012

    The rulers definitely makes quilter life easier… thanks for giveaway!!

  211. Betty Ayers

    June 13, 2012

    Love that combination – how out of the box! And thanks for the chance to win – a Dresden is on my to-do list for 2012!

  212. Betsy

    June 13, 2012

    Love the colors and the variety of dot fabric. I’m inspired to try something new! Thank you & God be with you!

  213. Maxine

    June 13, 2012

    This has been such a great challenge to follow….I want to make a dresden pillow, quilt or something…Thanks for the chance to win…

  214. Nancy

    June 13, 2012

    I have a box of unfinished Dresden plates (the centers are missing, anyone know how to put just centers in?) and I love them!! I also love polka dots all of a sudden, so I think I may pick up one of these Dresden things today!
    Thanks,
    nancy

  215. elsa

    June 13, 2012

    Oh, I’d love to have a Dresden ruler!
    Really like your Dresden mini ~ great color!
    Thanks for the giveaway too!

  216. karen p.

    June 13, 2012

    I love your fresh take on the dresdens!!!!

  217. Marci Girl

    June 13, 2012

    Such a pretty quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  218. Heather F

    June 13, 2012

    Must win this! I have been wanting to make a dresden. Thanks for the giveaway!

  219. Cindy

    June 13, 2012

    Love this and the colors you’ve chosen! Thanks for the chance!:)

  220. Lynnette

    June 13, 2012

    Oh, I love dots and your dresden looks great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  221. Vickie

    June 13, 2012

    Love those clean lines! I have played a few times but would LOVE to be a winner!

  222. Sallie

    June 13, 2012

    Love your Dresden! My first one was 1/4 Dresden with lace added on the outside and inside edges. Thanks for the giveaway!

  223. paula

    June 13, 2012

    I love the solids for the dresden and all those wonderful dots surrounding it! thanks for a chance to win a dresden ruler!

  224. Carla

    June 13, 2012

    I love your Dresdan mini quilt. So bright and cheery. I’ve not made a Dresdan yet, but it’s on my list. I love you blog, so inspiring!

  225. Kimberley Thomas

    June 13, 2012

    I have been thinking about trying my hand at creating a dresdan square, but haven’t mustered up the courage yet. There’s something about sewing in the round that has me intimidated….

  226. Nancysue

    June 13, 2012

    Love the different variations of dots on backround fabric. It makes it look soooo fresh!

  227. Jessica

    June 13, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to make a Dresdan quilt.

  228. Ivy P Motuyang

    June 13, 2012

    i would love to win it, thanks.
    ivyworis@yahoo.com

  229. Erin

    June 14, 2012

    I’ve wanted to try these rulers for a while. I saw them used in a tutorial a while back. Would love to win.

  230. Andrea

    June 14, 2012

    Great rulers–I haven’t tried dresdens yet, but love the look of them, and am hoping to try them out soon!

  231. charlotte

    June 14, 2012

    I made some dresdens years ago with a cardboard template I cut out. I’d love to try it with one of these.

  232. Beth M

    June 14, 2012

    I’d love to sew a dresden table runner. I’d use all different polka dots for the “plate” and make the background solid white.

  233. KerryQ

    June 14, 2012

    I have not made a Dresden yet. Maybe this ruler will give me a shove. I bet it’s one of those tools that makes the difference between tearing your hair out and easy peasy.

  234. Christina

    June 14, 2012

    This is so pretty! I love the colors!!

  235. ThereseB

    June 14, 2012

    I’d love to win these rulers!

  236. Kristy

    June 14, 2012

    I have been wanting to make a Dresden Plate baby quilt for quite a while and would love to win the rulers!

  237. Abby

    June 14, 2012

    A dresden has been on my list of things to attempt for quite a while! I love your interpretation and especially am in love with how you used the different polka dot prints for the background. Very visually interesting and beautiful!

  238. Jen B

    June 14, 2012

    Love the different color backgrounds and the dots are super cute!

  239. Gretchen

    June 14, 2012

    Ohhhh! I keep seeing these all over blog world and would love to make one. So fun and love the bright colors.

  240. Michele T

    June 14, 2012

    I would love to try something like this!!! Your colour choices are great! Thanks for sharing.

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