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Dresden Plate Quilt for my Mom

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Two blocks, and the rest of my blades

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Classic, Retro / Vintage, Romantic
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What materials did you use? jelly roll(s) of Tea Cake by Verna Mosquera (one jelly roll gave me 10 blocks of plates). I may have to buy more of the same or something else and spread the two different fabric collections over the quilt

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What are you most proud of? Well so far so good... I still have parts of quilting I've never done before (like piecing the whole top, deciding 'do I sash...put on point.. what the backing will look like, and borders, not to mention quilting!! ) There's still plenty to freak out about, overcome and be proud of. I'll keep you posted!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Not sure yet... but I'm sure I'll do it the hard way and figure out what advice I'd give if I did it all over again :D

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So pretty! A whole quilt of Dresden plates - a definite labor of love - I know you will totally be up for finishing this one! You will find exactly the right way 'cause you've got a good eye for color

07/10/2012 Flag

Thank you Darns... it's really important this one turns out right!

07/10/2012 Flag

Wow -- lucky mom you have!

07/10/2012 Flag

Thank you Alyx! I'm the lucky one tho... As "Old-Fashioned" as an 85 year old might be... she's incredibly quite a trail blazer in her "can-do" attitude. She was DIY before it was cool! :D

07/10/2012 Flag

Mo, this is super special. Love the colors and admire your tenacity!

07/27/2012 Flag

wow... thanks surfside6 There are definitely times I wish I could really meet this group we have in person... hugs all around!

07/28/2012 Flag

Can't wait to see your Mum's quilt finished... it's quite an adventure eh! I'm working on my first quilt too! Your dresdens are coming together beautifully... will be keeping an eye on your progress ;-)

08/02/2012 Flag

thanks for the encouragement! I've been pouring over how to quilt the "sandwich"... getting excited

08/02/2012 Flag

Nice fabric, I love the colors! Your Dresdens look gorgeous!

08/07/2012 Flag

thank you very much! now that August blocks are done it's back to the Dresdens! :D

08/08/2012 Flag

Thanks Kati! It's a race to get it done before Christmas now!

10/30/2012 Flag