Because I am and I do

Because I am and I do.

11 Feb 2016

On a trip to Dresden

as mentioned in my previous post I want to catch up on some of the finishes I recently made many of which were as course preparations.

The first course I gave was a Dresden Plate with a modern twist. I even wrote a tutorial on it which I will publish separately. 

Around the christmas holidays I made a couple of place mats and to make them look wintery I was toying with the idea  of ice crystals. I don't know what made me think of the dresden ruler, but I started working with different sizes dresden petals. Et voila, a couple of dresden place mats, winter style:

As background fabric I used linen and H640 iron-on-fleece to give the place mate some sturdiness. I liked the outcome and decided to do another one, but see how it would work with a scrappy look.

This one however I turned into a cover for my quilt planner using Amandas tutorial. It gives a totally different feel, but I equally like it. The whole thing gave me such a buzz and really got my creativity flowing. I haven't seen it done before, but find it hard to believe it hasn't been done before. But the feeling of following your own ideas and impulses is one I wouldn't mind more of.



And don't forget to come back monday and link to :

Linking to Amanda Jeans finish it up friday
TGIFF hosted by Leanne this week
Scraptastic tuesday from She can quilt

Till next time,


  1. First one makes me think of Frozen! Great creativity. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

    1. HI Nicky, yup I got one Miss Elsa (or Anna depending on day and mood) here as well. Belting out to let it go, it undeniably will have had an influence ;)

  2. This is so beautiful. The planner cover is wonderful but I really love the placemats.

    1. Hi Lisa, thank you for stopping by

  3. These are fantastic interpretations of the Dresden plate! I especially love your cover for your planner. Thanks for linking to TGIFF :)

    1. Thank you and your welcome ;)

  4. Great idea, they really do look like crystals!

  5. These look awesome! Great idea for the design.