This is Alex’s Dresden Plate quilt and it has a lovely story to go with it. In the 80’s her grandmother Eva started cutting and piecing the Dresden petals together and Alex remembers helping her thread her needles as Eva’s vision was starting to fail. Eva then gave the Dresden circles to her daughter to make a quilt but her daughter didn’t quilt so they just sat in a box unfinished. This year Alex, who loves to quilt, took her grandmothers work and appliqued them onto a background squares, added the center circles and sashing according to the pattern her grandmother started it with. This will be a Christmas gift for Alex’s mother ( Eva’s daughter) so I’m sure it will be a wonderful surprise and be a special family heirloom.
I quilted a feather motif in the sashing, loops in the Dresden petals, stippled the background and added a swirl in the center of each block. Used Quilters Dream Blend batting, and cream and rust coloured So Fine thread.