Saturday, December 6, 2014

Vintage Dresden Plate Quilt

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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.

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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.

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12 comments:

  1. As usual its' a beautiful quilt Kathy.....

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  2. Such a stunning quilt, fabulous quilting.

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  3. That is a beautiful quilt and a wonderful story. I'm sure it will be treasured.

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  4. I just love quilt stories like this one. :)

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  5. That is gorgeous! it will be treasured!

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  6. You always do such nice quilting Kathy. :)

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  7. What a wonderful story. The quilt is gorgeous and love how you quilted it. What a wonderful Christmas this will be for the family with the memories involved with this quilt.

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  8. Beautiful quilt and quilting! Nice to se the ice again :o)

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  9. This was a lovely,teary surprise. MOM

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