Dresden Plates Update!

Posted on July 7th, by Amy in Doll Quilt Swap. 42 comments

Just popping in to show you where I’ve gone with the Dresden Plates!  They are laid on top of one another so far – I’m hand stitching them in place, it’s just like stitching a binding in place.

I hope you don’t get tired of seeing this project…I’m really happy to be making it for my DQS partner :)

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42 thoughts on “Dresden Plates Update!

  1. 1
    janet says:

    That is so pretty, I love the bright colors you used!

  2. 2
    Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS says:

    It's Great! I like how the patterned fabrics make it look like a 5 petal flower… the polka dot ones fade back.. so darling!

  3. 3
    Terriaw says:

    Oolala, I love that pieced frame! Such a fabulous way to continue using scraps. I can't wait to try this.

  4. 4
    Kate says:

    This is incredible!! I love the pieced border and especially the layers. The white layer is a perfect break in the layers. True inspiration!!!

  5. 5
    Dresden Quilter says:

    Never, ever, ever tired. I want to be your DQS partner! I am working on a placemat right now.

  6. 6
    Melissa says:

    Wow! Truly amazing. The pieced scrappy border finishes it so well. You have a luck friend. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  7. 7
    Just JaiCi's Crafts says:

    This is absolutely Darling!!! I wish that I had the patience (and time) for something that beautiful :)

  8. 8
    Needled Mom says:

    It looks really pretty.

  9. 9
    teresamnj says:

    That is just so pretty!

  10. 10
    free indeed says:

    That is so nice! I wouldn't have thought to layer the different sizes like that….thanks for hte idea.

  11. 11
    Bilivka says:


  12. 12
    Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    It is perfect Amy! What a great doll quilt. Lucky recipient!

  13. 13
    Mindy says:

    Beautiful – love the colors!

  14. 14
    harleywife says:

    YOU could NEVER tire me of things you make !!! it is outrageously gorgeous !!! I started some gowns for a friend's THREADS OF LOVE chapters , but had to stop for our patio/deck rehab project that needed to be done when my husband was off work ….. now I'll be working on your quilt along blocks for this week ……

  15. 15
    Jill and Cameron says:

    I think the plates are gorgeous! I would love to try them….someday! I'm thinking of starting a QOV(quilts of valor) so I'm researching material today :)

  16. 16
    Natalia from Piece N Quilt says:

    I LOVE what you've done with it! Very happy and the center is perfect!!

  17. 17
    Carla says:

    It's very eye catching! Lovely :o)

  18. 18
    Candied Fabrics says:

    Ooh! pretty pretty pretty!

  19. 19
    Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    Your Dresden Plates are gorgeous! I love the colors, so happy. I'm working on quilts for my grandson who is scheduled to appear in Aug. I'm having such fun! Looks like you are too.

  20. 20
    randi says:

    so nice! this is such a fun and happy looking project!

  21. 21
    Mishka says:

    Gorgeous Amy!

  22. 22
    live a colorful life says:

    I love the bright popping colors with the traditional dresden plate design. Stunning!

  23. 23
    Blue Is Bleu says:

    So pretty!!! I love the light fabrics you put in between!

    And yes I'm working on a bedskirt for a friend now that's driving me nuts lol

  24. 24
    creativedawn says:

    Beautiful! No, I don't have a quilting buddy to sew and swap with, but what a wonderful idea!

    hugz, Pam

  25. 25
    Michelle says:

    Such a fun project, especially since I LOVE Dresdens! I'm glad you keep showing your progress. It's lovely!

  26. 26
    Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings says:

    That is one wild plate. I'm sure the person receiving it will be crazy happy.
    Hope you have a great day.

  27. 27
    mom says:

    Simply beautiful, Amy! I love the bright colors!

    Tammy ~@~

  28. 28
    "Lois Grebowski" says:

    de-lurking to say "Now that is cute!!!!!!!!!"

  29. 29
    sewmeow says:

    We won't get tired of seeing these great blocks! So, keep 'em coming. They are beautiful.

  30. 30
    mequilting says:

    it is beautiful!! I love it and since i would like to start a dresden this weekend I would not dream of being tired of looking at yours!!!

    Thanks for the great tutorial too, its just what I needed!

    And yes, I am working on a baby quilt for a friend!!

    Hope you are having a great day!

  31. 31
    Thimbleanna says:

    It's adorable Amy! I love the bright, happy colors!

  32. 32
    KaHolly says:

    Quite the inspirational piece. I don't think anyone is going to tire of seeing your progress with this little quilt. It's gorgeous. ~karen

  33. 33
    9patchnurse says:

    So pretty!!! Love it

  34. 34
    Sarah Craig says:

    Very cool, Amy! What a neat twist on a traditional dresden plate!!

  35. 35
    Allie says:

    Wow – that'll brighten up your day! It's gorgeous!

  36. 36
    Eileen says:

    a darling doll quilt–or any size quilt. the vibrancy is wonderful

  37. 37
    Carol says:

    Wow, this is so amazing. You should make a pattern for me to buy.

  38. 38
    by Daisy says:

    I love it! I love how you framed it!!!

  39. 39
    Tales From My Empty Nest says:

    I love this version of the dresden plate. Such pretty colors. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Love & blessings from NC!

  40. 40
    mequilting says:

    My ruler has been ordered. So now I wait and look at these every day! I bought a cheap set of dresden templates, just to try it out but i am not to impressed, it only fits 12 and they seem to wide to me. But i think for a first try i did not to bad. I will have to get something up on my blog, maybe tomorrow.

  41. 41
    Wendy P says:

    I don't think I have ever seen a more cheerful and fun Dresden plate! Great work!

  42. 42
    Vicki says:

    it looks really good–I love the border you've made.

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