Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dresden Plates Anyone?

Posted by Strlady at 10:36 AM
Have you been seeing Dresden plates across blog land? I have.
I have never been attracted to this type of quilt in the past but recently Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill put out a free pattern and a bit of a sew along.

Her quilt design was made with some pretty cool colors/fabric and it made me look at that pattern again. I think that modern look really kicked it up a notch and my interest was peaked.

I was even more excited when I realized that I had the perfect fabric for the quilt! Sunkissed by Sweetwater.

Since I never had made this type of quilt I did a test drive.

I think I love it.

Any suggestions or tips on sewing the little fence posts together? I hear they have a tendency to puff up in the middle and hate to lay flat? I have not sewn them together yet so I still have time to play...

5 comments on "Dresden Plates Anyone?"

Monica on May 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM said...

The dresdens will look fabulous in Sunkissed. It is one of my all-time favorite lines. I wish I had bought more of it when it came out.

Melanie on May 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM said...

The fabric choice is so nice . Two of my friends are doing Dresden Plates at the minute, I didn't fancy doing them but looking on website I may be tempted. Yours looks amazing. Well done. x

Red Geranium Cottage on May 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM said...

I love it!!!!!! I made one years and years ago. I don't remember mine puffing up. I'd love to make another one. Yours is going to be beautiful.

Mom on June 6, 2012 at 3:29 PM said...

If I know you, your's will lay just flat.

I made one of these last summer (before everyone else was making one...sigh:-))...and I had no trouble. My center circles were hand appliqued onto the Dresdens, and then the entire unit was hand stitched to the background. If you get the circle on and it lays, then you will be fine.

Mom on June 6, 2012 at 3:36 PM said...

I should also say that I'd personally trim out all of that vertical seam up to about 1/2" from the point. You don't want to see that showing through beneath the plate. Also if you trim at the point, they will be sharper.


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