Dresden Plates

Posted on June 30th, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap. 53 comments

I really thought I needed to get a few more things done today, before sewing up these plates….but the piles were calling to me.  I’ll get to the other stuff here in a few minutes :)

What do you think?

I LOVE them, but I can’t decide which center plate to use.  I have time though, I next need to figure out what my background will be, and if I want to piece it.

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53 thoughts on “Dresden Plates

  1. 1
    Michelle says:

    Wow! That's taking Dresden Plate to a whole new level!

  2. 2
    Ritapizza says:

    Gorgeous! I love them both! Maybe the right one just a tad more since the center stands out beautifully! I like the dark background alot too! Yay! I love dresden plates!

  3. 3
    Natalia from Piece N Quilt says:

    They are darling Amy! I love the lighter center but they are both super cute!!

  4. 4
    harleywife says:

    JUST GORGEOUS !!! the one on the right does stand out more …. ( btw , I sewed my first 2 blocks from the quilt along , and made mistakes ! ha . one involved a one-way fabric , the other , the 16-square , didn't follow your thorough instructions , so I mislaid my blocks ; oops ; but I'm gonna keep on …. ha ! )

  5. 5
    sjr585 says:

    I like the one on the right as the center pops!

  6. 6
    Tonya's Sewing Room says:

    i love those plates, i like the polka dot center best……

  7. 7
    Amber says:

    Love the plates! While the one on the right does stand out more I think I like the one on the left better. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  8. 8
    Jen says:

    Oh wow, I really like those. Talk about a great update to your traditional Desden Plate. I have to say, I think I prefer the second (right) center. It just stands out more to me. LOVE them!!!

  9. 9
    O'Quilts says:

    Adorable..good job. I like the one on the right the best, but they are both wonderful.

  10. 10
    Terriaw says:

    These are so pretty! I love all the different fabrics you used for each strip. Very colorful. I like the dark center too.

  11. 11
    Dusty says:

    Beautiful! I'll be the odd one out. I like the one on the left the best. The center on the right stands out more, but I think it might be a little stark. The center on the left feels like it belongs and works with the rest better and it's just so happy!

  12. 12
    Jackie says:

    They are wonderful, but why do you have to choose just one? If you are going to have an even amount of dresdens then just alternate the centers. It would really give it some interest! They are both beautiful, show them both off!

  13. 13
    Lindsay says:

    Gorgeous!! Great Job Amy! Those are spectacular!

  14. 14
    jabeybaby says:

    Those are stunning!

  15. 15
    Amber H. says:

    I'd use the right one too.. it balances out the prints better.

  16. 16
    by Daisy says:

    wow! man, you are good! eheheh
    i like them both, but i prefer the colourful center instead of the polka dot center. that way, because the whole dresden plate is so colourful, you can choose a lighter background, like white or a pastel colour (light blue or something like that).
    but, if you prefer the background to be black, than the polka dot center is wayyy better.
    but that's just my opinion…

  17. 17
    IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson says:

    I like the one on the left.


  18. 18
    Kingston's Kreations says:

    WOW! These are amazing! I love both!!

  19. 19
    Fiesta says:

    Amy they are both gorgeous! Makes me want to make some again.

  20. 20
    wishes, true and kind says:

    Gorgeous! I totally love the one on the left :)

  21. 21
    traceyjay says:

    they're awesome Amy! Beautiful work!!! :)

  22. 22
    KaHolly says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! I've never seen Dresden Plates like those before. That's a lot of work! ~karen

  23. 23
    Kate says:

    I ABOSULUTELY LOVE these plates! I've been obsessed with making these lately, but it never occurred to me to layer them…..wowsers now my brain is in overdrive to make some MORE!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing. :) You seriously ROCK!!

  24. 24
    Carol says:

    Wow, those are awesome looking. You have been very busy.

  25. 25
    mascanlon says:

    Gorgeous! I like the darker center since it takes your eye out to the tips. The polka dots are cute too but bring your eye to the center…whats the effect you're after?

  26. 26
    Janet says:

    I love the colorful Dresdens! I like the one on the left best. I agree with mascanion about asking what effect you are after.

  27. 27
    Barb says:

    I love these plates–have never seen them layered like this before! I think the one on the left is my personal favorite! Visit my blog sometime too! Thanks!

  28. 28
    Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    These Dresden plates are so beautiful. I've never seen them done this way. All I can say is Wow!

  29. 29
    Sarah Craig says:

    Those are great and I like the one on the left best – the center doesn't compete with the outside circle for your attention!

  30. 30
    krisvog says:

    WOW!!!! That is all I can say!

  31. 31
    Sherry says:

    So colorful & beautiful. I think I like the one with the lighter center a wee bit better. Love them both though!

  32. 32
    Allie says:

    Wow…oh wow….these are so beautiful..they just POP!!!!

  33. 33
    Alexis says:

    Wow! Amazing plate stacks! I love the one on the left- the colors are so vibrant! And since I am a "more is more" kind of girl, I think it would look outstanding on a pieced background. Nice work!

  34. 34
    creativedawn says:

    Amy…they are so, so beautiful! I like the lighter center! Whichever one you choose will be a wonderfully, colorful quilt when done! hugz, Pam

  35. 35
    Tara says:

    I like the left and a non-pieced back. Other wise– I would never make one!!!!

  36. 36
    endah lestari says:

    I loved it. So colorful and cheerful. Can't wait to see the complete one…

  37. 37
    Jenny's Craft Place says:

    Amazing!!! I love the colours, and layers….absolutely beautiful :) Happy crafting, Jenny

  38. 38
    pat sloan says:

    Use both!! I'm dying to do a dresden plate…mmmm… maybe I need some in a quilt for my next book!! Your layered ones are awesome

  39. 39
    randi says:

    wow! so very pretty!

  40. 40
    anita says:

    OMG! those plates are awesome. you are so inspiring. I am so so going to copy you. hope that is ok.

  41. 41
    Linda says:

    They are equally beautiful!

  42. 42
    Melissa says:

    Wow, I love the layered look. Did you just shrink the size of the normal template you would use? I love the look of both and like the idea of using both in your layout. I think I just added another to-do on my project list. :)

  43. 43
    Carla says:

    Wow the dresden plates look so pretty in both centers. Why not alternate them?

  44. 44
    Heather Crowe says:

    Definitely the right one. The fabric kind of anchors it. I actually really like the dark gray too for the background.

  45. 45
    teresamnj says:

    Wow! They are so beautiful, but the thought of even trying to attempt a Dresden Plate scares me to death. I think I need to get a few more basics under my belt, but hopefully, someday I'll be adventurous and confident enough to try one.

  46. 46
    VickiT says:

    Oh how wonderful. I really love the one on the left best. Such pretty colors.

  47. 47
    Snuglewmn says:

    Love them both, but the one on the right just stands out between the two of them.

  48. 48
    Petit Debutant says:

    I'm curious to know how it goes sewing through all those thicknesses

  49. 49
    Micki says:

    I love the one on the left…Your Dresdens are wonderful. Where did you get the pattern?

  50. 50
    Amy says:

    These would be SO cute as placemats…hmmmmm

  51. 51
    Gari says:

    Oh, they are beautiful. I love doing dresdens but I have never done stacked dresdens. What a great idea. Can't wait to see the quilt they become.

  52. 52
    Lisa says:

    Those are the prettiest dresden plates I've ever seen! I think the one on the right really pops. The center on the left makes the middle plate look a bit more dull. So it depends on what you are going for!

  53. 53
    hair accessories says:

    Yay! They are both adorable. What I like most is the right one with the light center because the darker color stands out pretty. =)

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