Dresden Plate quilt re-do

This is a close up of the Dresden Plate quilt block that makes up a quilt that was put together 35 years ago by my husband’s grandma. It was made for his sister out of grandma’s aprons and dresses. custodia iphone 7 360 gradi militare The “plates” are machine stitched together then hand appliqued on the background and the blue center hand appliqued on top. custodia ultra slim iphone 8 This is a close up look at the back of the quilt before I fixed it up. If you look closely, you can see some holes. kwmobile cover per apple iphone 7 8 custodia in silicone tpu The quilt was originally tied. I trimmed off all the selvages that were used on blocks and sashings. There was no such thing as a 1/4″ seam allowance, and the main blocks were torn. I trimmed all of the seam allowances down and cut off extra hunks of blue that served no purpose. I thought I should do some custom quilting on it, but after discussing with a quilting friend of mine, I decided an overall pattern would be appropriate. custodia olixar iphone 6 Why? Because the quilt is not really heirloom quality, it’s made with polyester blend fabrics, it had and still has a lofty polyester batting, and an overall pattern would secure down the hand appliqued plates nicely.

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3 Responses to Dresden Plate quilt re-do

  1. Dee says:

    It has been a while since your last post. Nice job on the Dresden Plate Quilt. I’m still working on my applique borders. You want to plan a ‘play day’ next month?

  2. Amber says:

    super cute! i love it. and i love the history in it. 🙂

  3. Pkay says:

    Thanks! Yes, it’s been a while since my last post, but trust me I have been busy! I’ve made a bunch of memory bears and finished a couple of other quilts. This last one was put on the back burner for a while because I didn’t know how to attack it. Best advice I can give: just start!

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