Sunday, January 07, 2007

Dresden Plate



Before I show my last bag I thought I would show off what I accomplished this weekend. I completely appliqued all my Dresden plate blocks to the white background -- pulled out all the basting stitches and removed all the paper. Busy work. I have 20 block all together but I could only put 16 up on my design wall. I still have the centres of the blocks to complete - but it feels good to have the blocks all appliqued.



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I have two blocks with the centres finished. The centre has blue melons on top of a yellow circle. The block is not actually a Dresden Plate it is called a Chrysanthemum I think - because it has the four pointy pieces and the melons in the centre.
I am going to put the quilt together with sashing that is purple and white and corner blocks that are purple and white nine patches. I can't remember when I started this quilt - but I quite like it. It is my "30's" quilt. So that was my weekend - more or less. And in good Vancouver fashion there was a lot of rain and wind on Friday - but Saturday was actually not too bad. There is some terrible weather still happening in Colorado with the snow storms and avalanches. I hope this winter ends soon.

16 comments:

  1. That quilt is a beauty, Pam! We have wind again here today. I am with you--I hope this winter ends soon!

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  2. Pretty! THis is one of those patterns I look at and think, "I need to do this one day!"

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  3. Pam This is such a nice quilt you did a great job on this one....My grandmother made one of these and one of my brothers or sisters got it....I really like this pattern...I made one block for a sampler quilt but have never did a whole quilt...cant wait until yours when its done...your choice of fabrics are perfect...winter is here with first rain and then snow today...we have so much ice that when my husband got home tonight he fell on his (beep)....he wasnt hurt though...stay warm...Toni

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  4. Oh, wow, they are gorgeous all together, aren't they! The centers are going to be dazzling, too. I can hardly wait to see it all together. All your little bags are so wonderful, and I think it's great that you are giving them to friends going for surgery. Is that a commercial pattern, or something you just made up?

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  5. What a stunning quilt! I really like the 4 pointed pieces.

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  6. I love dresden plate and this is most beautiful Have never seen kind of dresden before. Love it. Reminds me of a miniature dresden I have not finished yet. Think I will find it now.

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  7. You Dresden Plate is beautiful. What a lot of hand appliqueing in a weekend. It is going to be amazing when it's done.

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  8. Oh my goodness - that is very pretty Pam! Did you do all the stitching by hand as well? I'm currently looking for a new handwork project and this idea will move to the top of the list of candidates. Your idea for the sashings sounds lovely. Great job!

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  9. I love seeing quilts like this based on Depression Era. Lovely.

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  10. WOW ! You sure did a great job ! and a beautiful quilt !

    Smiles,
    NADINE.

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  11. Okay I am NOT a 30s person but I really like these blocks. I could easily see myself making them. But not in 30s cause I don't have any. I'd probably use some of my batiks.

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  12. It looks great! I especially like all the different blues you're using for the pointy pieces.

    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog and about my websites. :)

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  13. Just gorgeous!!!

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  14. What a beautiful quilt this is going to be. I love 30's fabrics - both vintage and reproduction!

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  15. You are so going to enjoy that quilt. You have done some wonderful work getting it appliqued. Enjoy, enjoy.

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  16. This is really pretty. I like the idea of using the curved as well as the pointed dresden plate.

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