Tuesday, January 22, 2013

More on My Dresden Plate Project

Awhile back I started working on this project.  You can refer back to it here if you want to read more about how I got started, but my main inspiration is from Ann Sutton at Bunny HIll Designs.  The link to her free project can be found at Bunny Hill Designs - Free Patterns, and she called it the Scrappy Plate Club.  Some of the pictures on Flicker are really different and wonderful to pursue through if you have the time, the link can be found here.

I have this project on my Project Inventory List, and it came up next to be worked on and hopefully finish before something else comes up.

I have three of twelve blocks done, and I am so pleased with the way they have turned out.

I chose a white on a shadow gray stripe to appliqué the "plates" on, and I found I really liked the loo

I am using a top stitching / jean thread, in a dark pink color that gives the top stitching of the "plate" a nice contrast and accent of the pink centers I am using.

Here is a close up of the top stitching of the center.

And here is a close up of the "plate" points that have been topstitched to the block background.

And tada!  Here are the three blocks I have done so far.

Post Script:  I have one more plate done, but not appliqued yet.  I plan to get one done each evening until I get all twelve done.  I'll keep you posted with updates as I proceed with this project.


Kelli said...

Those are soo gorgeous! I have yet to try a Dresden Plate, but I love them. :)

Jan said...

Love this! I have 2 sets of dredsen plate blocks done, one in multi scraps, one in blues. I just never decided how to join them. Sashing? Block to block?

I look forward to seeing your complete. Maybe them I will decide.

Best thoughts,

Patty said...

I LIKE these. So bright and colorful. I will be looking forward to see how you finish them up.

TFBrittain said...

Wow, I love these. I haven't tried quilting yet.... this makes me want to go for it. Thanks for sharing.