Enchanted Blog Tour and baby quilt

Hi everyone!  The Enchanted Blog Tour is going strong!  It’s my day to show off this beautiful new fabric line, Enchanted, designed by Dodi Poulsen of Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow for Riley Blake Designs.  Make sure to read all the way to the end for information about Dodi’s giveaway!!!

Enchanted Blog Tour with Dodi Poulsen and Riley Blake Designs

Enchanted  Blog Tour

There are so many fun and whimsical prints in this fabric collection, I had a hard time choosing just a few.  So, I decided to play with ALL of them in this adorable Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt.  There is enough variety in this fabric collection that you can get a real scrappy feel.  I designed this quilt using EQ7 and it turned out just the way I had hoped!

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

I love Dresden Plate blocks and I’ve been wanting to make a quilt using them for a long time.  This was a great opportunity to create something sweet and cuddly for a baby.  It’s always nice to have a baby quilt on hand for the next arrival!

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

 

My favorite print in the Enchanted line would have to be the plaid.  It comes in three color ways and I love the geometric punch it gives.  I also love that little squirrel print – it’s so darn cute!  If you’re looking for the perfect solid to go with this collection, you have to try Riley Blake’s Confetti Cotton in Bleached Denim.  It’s a perfect neutral!

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

 

It’s been a busy month at my house, and I barely finished this quilt in time.  Finished is a loose term in this case.  If you look closely, you’ll notice there’s no binding yet!  Plus, I’m going to add more quilting inside of the Dresden fans so they’re not so “poofy”.

I used stencils to draw the quilting lines for the border and for the center of each Dresden.  For more information about using stencils with your quilts, go here.

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

 

I used pink flannel for the back of this quilt; one of my favorite ways to finish a baby quilt is with flannel.  Minky would be a great option, too.  You can see the pink shadowing through in the photo below.  It doesn’t really look that pink under normal lighting.

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

 

Are you curious about the Dresden plate block?  I’ll be back later this week with more information about it and maybe a tutorial of how I made mine!

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

 

Make sure to check out all of the other stops on this Enchanted blog tour!

Blog Tour Schedule

Giveaway

You could win a bundle of Enchanted fabric by visiting Dodi’s blog, Loose Threads and leaving a comment.  One entry per blog post, per day of the Blog Tour, there on Loose Threads.   Enter every day to increase your chance of winning!!!

Thank you for visiting The Crafty Quilter today and learning all about Enchanted!  I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to work with Dodi Poulsen and Riley Blake Designs.  I love their style!  Have a great week!

Enchanted Dresden Baby Quilt by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter for the Enchanted Blog Tour

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

49 thoughts on “Enchanted Blog Tour and baby quilt

  1. Beautiful quilt. I love the fabrics in the Enchanted line and dresden quilts are one of my favorite. I think that is because my grandmother made several and her quilts sparked my interest in quilting.

  2. Your dresdens are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration and I know the new baby quilt will come in handy for any lucky new one!

  3. Ahh–not sure which I love more those Dresden plates or that sexy plaid–like you said–it set the whole quilt off and sent down the road a flying—great choices–
    and I love the quilting as I only hand quilt–
    enjoy the moments,di

  4. as usual, another stunning quilt, Julie. Love the dresdens and the fabric collection, especially the plaid. What batting did you use for this quilt? Does it make a difference in your choice of batting since you backed the quilt with flannel?

  5. What a gorgeous baby quilt…and a lucky gorgeous baby will be kept so warm and cozy in it! That navy and pink palette is truly pretty, and the way you’ve placed the fabrics makes the most of these pretty prints. Oh, and that quilting is very inspiring, too – the diamond border design looks great with the angles of the Dresdens. Wonderful stuff, as always!

  6. Very nice. I like how the pink backing “bleeds” from the back to the front giving the appearance of a pink hue in the white. I have used plaids some of my quilts and people are really receptive to them.. But I use polka dots and paisley in a lot of my quilts. They make me happy!!!

  7. I lovve this baby quilt! The fabrics are bright and cheerful. I have a Dresden on my list to make this year and yours isminspiring

  8. I LOVE the Dresden Plate baby quilt. The colors and fabrics are amazing. I read it a few times looking for the pattern. Finally saw you will be sharing a tutorial!!

  9. Your Dresden baby quilt is wonderful! I bought a dresden ruler awhile back, but I haven’t used it,yet.Thanks for sharing your beautiful project. Now I am going to go check out the link about using stencils. I have some great stencils, but I am always wary about marking on my quilt tops so any tips and tricks are appreciated.

  10. Julie, I love everything you do! I have just finished a valentine wall hanging that combined your new woven heart and your 2014 LOVE tutorial. This was my first attempt at machine applique and your tutorials were a lifesaver.

  11. I really like this line of fabric and your Dresden quilt is absolutely adorable. You do such a great job of showing the fabric line as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. Your quilt is beautiful! I love Dresden Plates. The prints and plaids in this collection are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Oh my gosh! I just love this quilt!!! It’s adorable. The Dresden has been on my list of quilts for a while, and this cute baby one looks perfect for a beginner like me! Thanks for always having the best ideas, and posts! I love ❤️ them all!

  14. This just lovely. Pink and plaids are two of my favorites things besides your blog. Another beautiful creation by you. How is the remodel coming?

  15. Great! Love the whole quilt but am so impressed with how you used the plaid for the sashing. I think it makes it look like it was pieced and that it took HOURS to do. Yes, to to the Enchanted fabric collectlion.

  16. wow your quilt is so sweet and pretty. you really highlighted the fabrics well. and your quilting is fabulous. thanks for inspiring and sharing

  17. What a sweet quilt, Julie. I’ve been wanting to do a little Dresden, and this has given me the inspiration to get it started. Thank you so much for all you share!

  18. Oh my gosh, I love this quilt. The design and colors are amazing. Will there be a chance of that you might share this pattern. PLEASE!!!

  19. Nothing you do is ugly!! I love seeing all your projects and they give so so much inspiration ! Sounds like new endeavors are coming this year for you too! The quilt is beautiful and I’ll be trying my hand more on using stencils this year on my own projects ! Thanks for all the inspirations and tutorials and ideas !!

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