EZ Dresden Challenge

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...


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!