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
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!
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!
UPDATE: You can find my Chunky Dresden Plate Block Tutorial here. Make four of these 16″ blocks and add some sashing and borders to get a baby-size quilt like mine!
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!
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.
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.
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!
UPDATE: Check out my tutorial for the Chunky Dresden Plate Block!
Make sure to check out all of the other stops on this Enchanted blog tour!
Blog Tour Schedule
- Monday, Jan 23rd – Little Londyn
- Tuesday, Jan 24th – Jedi Craft Girl
- Wednesday, Jan 25th – Loose Threads
- Thursday, Jan 26th – Meags and Me
- Friday, Jan 27th – Pretty by Hand
- Monday, Jan 30th – Tie Dye Diva
- Tuesday, Jan 31st – Two Sisters as Squirrel Hallow
- Wednesday, Feb 1st – Striped Swallow Designs
- Thursday, Feb 2nd – Izzy and Ivy
- Friday, Feb 3rd – Ellis and Higgs
- Monday, Feb 6th – Aurifil
- Tuesday, Feb 7th – The Crafty Quilter
- Wednesday, Feb 8th – Two Sisters at Squirrel Hallow
- Thursday, Feb 9th – Jina Barney Designz
- Friday, Feb 10th – Riley Blake
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!
Julie, it’s just precious! It really showcases the fabric line, and makes me want some, too! Enjoy your day! XO
Love this baby quilt !! Nicely quilted as well. You are very inspiring !!!
Love that dresden quilt!!!
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.
Gorgeous design on
your quilt! Love how
colorful it is.
Carla from Utah
Your dresdens are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration and I know the new baby quilt will come in handy for any lucky new one!
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
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?
Such a sweet quilt and I love the plaid sashing! I need to jazz up more of my sashings! Thanks for sharing with us!
I love plaids too-what a wonderful fabric collection! Your quilts are just too beautiful! Thank you, Susan
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!
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!!!
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
Your Dresden quilt is beautiful. I love Dresdens.
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!!
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.
Julie this is precious, I’m waiting anxiously for the tutorial. Thanks much.
Julie your quilt is gorgeous, and the fabrics are “sew” pretty!
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.
I just love all of your quilts and the work you do. I enjoy receiving your Newsletter and better yet that I have met you. Thanks for inspiring all. Rose/The Quilt Show
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.
Your quilt is beautiful! I love Dresden Plates. The prints and plaids in this collection are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
What a gorgeous baby quilt! You chose a way to show off these beautiful fabrics to the max! It will be a lovely gift for a little girl!
Love the variety of prints and using Dresden Plate pattern to show them off. Lucky recipient!
Dresden plate block is one of my favorite blocks. Your fabric choice makes it perfect for this baby quilt.
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!
This is so beautiful and the fabric is perfect.
I would love to have a Dresden plate quilt tutorial!
Very cute! The quilting in the border really adds the wow factor.
Love what you made with the Enchanted line!
Beautiful fabrics, would love to see the tutorial on making the Dresden plate block.
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?
What a beauty. I love Dresden quilts and this is so ingenious.
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.
That plaid fabric is darling! Love Dresdens, but haven’t done much with them yet.
I’m in love with this line! Love the plaids especially
Very sweet baby quilt. I especially love the plaid border. Great job as usual. You are inspirational for sure.
wow your quilt is so sweet and pretty. you really highlighted the fabrics well. and your quilting is fabulous. thanks for inspiring and sharing
Julie — absolutely beautiful — pink and blue my favorite combination.
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!
I really love this quilt! Dresdens are my favorite and the colors in this one are awesome!
This is so pretty!!
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!!!
Your quilt is lovely. Someone is going to be so happy receiving it. Thank you for sharing.
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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