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Setting The Dresden Plate Block

on Apr 12, 2011 in Blog, free spirit fabrics, quilt, sewing | 0 comments

Ok, I told you about the Dresden Plate block earlier this week. I’ve decided to finish it, but not in a traditional way. I’ve decided to put my little Dresden (wedges cut to 5″ long) mounted on a 15 1/2″ block of shirting fabric. After ironing the shirting fabric, I’m certain it’s a poly/cotton blend.

Dresden Plate Block

Here's the finished Dresden Plate with Anna Maria Horner fabrics and a finished center.

I don’t think I LOVE the project, yet. I do really like the idea of it, though. (Ever have that happen?)? The design is totally growing on me now that I have figured out how to “set” the block.

I think by off-setting the Dresden Wedge Circle, it gives the block a more modern feel. Of course, I’m a pretty thrift quilter and couldn’t stand to throw away the extra wedges, so I added them in the opposite corner for a little compositional balance.

Off Set

This is the off-set setting for my Dresden Block.

I’m still brain storming the quilting process, but I do like the setting. I think the quilting thread in the “flower” will be brown and likely some kind of variegated white/beige in the plaid shirting. But don’t you think it’d look cook with some kind of bright embroidery floss quilting somewhere?? The wheels are turning… I also already know I’ll be binding it in the AMH pink (which is some of the wedges and the backing fabric.)

So far, it’s NOT in the UFO bin… we’ll see how it goes. =)

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