IMG_8733 I decided it was time I took a shot at the Dresden Plate. I used the handy dandy little template in the next pic. It was easy just like the template said, but definitely not quick and easy. And I even cheated and machine appliquéd it instead of hand stitching. The only thing I didn’t like about this template is it doesn’t tell you how many pieces you will need to make one block. I started with 4” strips, so it took some guesswork to finally figure out I needed 20 pieces. (someone kindly pointed out its actually 20 pieces, not 22 like I previously wrote)
I won’t be making a full dresden plate quilt anytime soon, but I do love the look of it. Even if it is machine stitched. IMG_8638ps. My sweet mother in law is here for a visit. We’re going to visit Amish country tomorrow, and my favorite hidden quilt shop. I will take some pictures to share, its beautiful down there. Be back next week, have a great weekend!

26 Responses to Dresden

  1. Aimee May 22, 2009 at 11:54 am #

    ooh – pretty! Have a fun long weekend!

  2. Mary on Lake Pulaski May 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Very cute Dresden pillow. Thanks for telling me the number is 22! I just bought the same one and now I don’t have to play the guessing game.

  3. Betsy May 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    I love that. Hope to try one soon!

  4. Happy Cottage Quilter May 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    You did a great job! I made one Dresden Plate block when I took my first quilting class 25 years ago. That was the one and only block I ever made :-(

  5. Michaela May 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    It looks great! I love the look with fabrics you chose. I don’t know if I would find patience for the whole quilt, but having a pillow for accent like yours would be nice.

  6. Terriaw May 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    What a cool pillow! It looks especially great with those fabric combinations. I have always wanted to try making a dresden block, but it sounds a little time-consuming. Not sure yet.

  7. Fiesta May 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    I love the pillow, you did an excellent job.

  8. Pam May 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    This looks terrific and I love the fabric combination. I am wanting to purchase that pattern and give it a try.

  9. rachel griffith May 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    me ♥s it!!!
    have fun in the amish country.
    {are you going to charm, ohio???}

  10. Livingstone Family May 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Looks pretty! And I’m thinking …. it would match perfectly the quilt I just finished! By the way, just so you know again, that I’m having a girl due in September. Don’t want you to forget, just in case you make something pretty and girly and don’t know what to do with it!! Love and miss you tons. Hope there’s a lot of sunshine where you live!

  11. V and Co. May 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    very cute dresden!

  12. imquilternity May 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    Very bright and cheerful!

  13. Rannyjean May 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    You are my inspiration Allison! I love it and now I know I can make one!

  14. Philigry May 22, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    that looks great. love it on the white background.

  15. Sharla May 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    thanks for the inspiration – it’s been on my “to do” list for quite some time. Thanks for sharing the template you used!

  16. Jaime May 22, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    I am new to your blog…can’t even remember how I found you, but I love it! Your pillow is GREAT! Kind of makes me want to try my hand at quilting…maybe one day. :-) Anyway, nice to “meet” you.

  17. Alexis May 22, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    Your pillow is so cute! I have been wanting to try a Dresden plate, too, so thanks for the tips about the template!

  18. erica May 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm #

    I understand nor wanting to do an entire quilt, great pillow!

  19. Cindra May 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    It sure doesn’t look machine stitched. Love the block and love the stitching. Have a great weekend.

  20. Jennifer May 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    Gorgeous! I love the fabrics you chose, they really pop against the white(cream?) background. Lovely!

  21. gertvr May 24, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    Hi Allison, first I would like to say that i LOVE the cushion you made with the Dresden Plate on it! I love the colours that you used. I received my dresden ruler yesterday in the mail and I started working with it instantly. But I only needed 20 pieces, and when I count your plate, I count 20 pieces as well… Am I missing something?
    Kind regards from the Netherlands, Gert

  22. The Ballstaedts May 24, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    I love that pillow!

  23. Angie May 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    Very cute pillow :-)

  24. Amanda May 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    Very cute Dresden pillow! I bought that template last week. I think it looks great machine appliqued.

  25. sewtakeahike May 26, 2009 at 3:18 am #

    very cute! I have that same template so it’s nice to know (when I do make one) how many pieces I need for each plate!

  26. Dresden December 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    Weird coincidence…I was looking at your new Christmas pillow which is beautiful! And then I clicked on this one and saw the design…Dresden…I am familiar with Dresden designs such as quilts, plates and dolls I was just surprised to see my name on there! Beautiful work!

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