Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pass the Plate

I made another Dresden Plate pillow, this time to give my sister in-law for her birthday this week.

Once again, Anna Maria Horner's fabric was used on the Dresden Plate part. I alternated between several different patterns, repeating most 2-3 times.

Different than my last pillow like this, I used the remaining bits of the fat quarters from 2 of the fabrics to create the envelope backing.

I'm considering making a queen sized Dresden Plate quilt. I think this would go fairly quickly because the Dresden Plate requires about 16-18" squares. Then, I could alternate with a non-pieced square. If a queen quilt is 102" x 112", then it would require six 18"squares across, three Dresden Plates, and seven squares down, then I would only need 21 Dresden Plates. Hmmm...


  1. It is beautiful, you did a wonderful job and have inspired me to try....but it is scary to me!! :) I love your podcast and so glad I found actually helped make up my mind to get my new Bernina!

  2. Oh, wow! Please let me know how you like your Bernina. What an exciting purchase. Many hours of fun in front of you. Yeah! ;-)

    If I can make a Dresden Plate, anyone can. Trust me. Give it a try. What do you have to lose?

  3. I love the Dresden Plate pattern. Go for it make a quilt. Not sure that you will be happy with non-pieced blocks in it, unless you have a nice quilting pattern. You might try using a wide sashing strip (3 to 4 inches) and a simple 4-patch or pin-wheel block for the cornerstones. Good Luck on your quilt.

  4. i really enjoyed making my dresden plate quilt and if you're not in a hurry--it's the ideal take-along hand-sewing project. i don't have a picture of the final project--it still needs to be quilted--but there are a few pix on my blog. the pattern is from the Material Obsession book (the cover quilt) and it was so much fun to make!