Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dresden Plates on Mother's day

Happy Mothers' day to all the moms out there.  Hope the day was filled with all the wonderful things that makes your heart sing.  My girls are coming out next weekend, so the hubs let me do whatever I wanted and you know what I wanted to do, yep quilt. And quilt I did.  I finished up this beauty.  .I love this quilt, I need one for me!!  This quilt will be donated to Sage Cancer Center in McHenry as part of our Hands 2 Help Quilt Drive, 5 Quilts for Happy Chemo and 5 quilts for the local Cancer Center.  Veronika brought this with her last time we sewed.   I need to find some 30's repro fabric for the binding.  It has a super soft sateen backing, that combined with the older super soft top is so scrumptious.  I had so much fun quilting this.  The top was found in a store in Galena for $20, if anyone knows where I can get my own, please let me know!!  I used Premo Soft thread on Top, Hobbs 80/20 heirloom batting, magna glide thread on the bottom.  I sure hope this will brighten someone's day.  I know it brightened mine.    If anyone knows anything about the fabrics used in the quilts I would LOVE to know, please share!!  I haven't counted how many are actually in this quilt, but there are quite a few different ones.
$20 find in a shop in Galena IL.   I really need one for me!
I really wanted to use two layers of batting, but knew this was for use so stuck with just the cotton batting to keep it soft and cuddly.   
Look at those fabrics, are they not gorgeous?  I would love to know more about them
Premo Soft thread on top.   Hobbs 80/20 batting

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Some of my favorite fabrics.  I love the plaid




Soft Sateen backing, first time I used a sateen but it sure won't be the last



The inspiration came  Deborah Poole's book "You Can Quilt it!".  She had a beautiful Dresden plate that was so inspiring.  Now mine is know where near as good as her award winning quilt, but I do like it how it turned out.  I highly recommend her book as well.  It's filled with tips and tricks and so many wonderful design ideas.   Now off to a wonderful dinner that the DH made, what a sweet guy he is!!

43 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous - you truly put this beauty in the OMG status.

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  2. You are a real artist with that long arm! This is beautiful.

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  3. O.M.G!! Sue, it turned out spectacularly!! I have seen several very positive reviews of that book from other bloggers. I need to get it! I was looking at sateen fabric today and wondered how it would work for backing - thanks for sharing your experience!

    This quilt is going to bring so much comfort to the recipient!

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  4. Beautiful quilt; beautiful fabrics. I've been quiltmaking for a few decades andI don't remember seeing any of those before. I wonder if they are originals instead of reproductiongs.

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  5. WOW!!! Stunning!!! Just takes my breath away!

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  6. Wow is right!! This quilt is just gorgeous. The fabrics are perfect for the pattern, but your quilting makes it shine. Stunning it is!!

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  7. Absolutely OMG. I can't believe such a gorgeous quilt was sold for so little.

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  8. Stunning Sue! Your quilting designs are perfect for this quilt, so beautiful!

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  9. What a lucky person who will win this quilt. Your quilting makes it a show stopper.

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  10. That turned out beautifully! Love how you quilted the plates and their centers - just perfect

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  11. Absolutely breathtaking! Amazing quilting!

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  12. The previous comments say it all, but I wanted you to know I'm here cheering you on, too! Well done. :-)

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  13. Your quilting is absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for posting such inspiring photos!

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  14. Super pretty!! I'll have to see if Debra's book is at MQS this week.

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  15. Oh my goodness Sue - you've quilted this so perfectly! Fabulous work!

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  16. oh my! I would love to find a top like that for $20. And the quilting is amazing!

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  17. You did an absolutely beautiful job of quilting!!! You turned a beautiful quilt top into a stunning quilt.

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  18. This is stunning! The dresdens are beautiful and the quilting is amazing :)

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  19. That quilting is insane! Wow, that is beautiful.

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  20. the fabrics, the quilting... you're a better person than me if you can give this up. Leeanna at not afraid of color

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  21. Amazing!!! The quilting is stunning and the design...well lets just say this is spectacular!

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  22. Such wonderful quilting! I love what you have done in the dresden sections, and the background is just stunning!

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  23. Your quilting is absolutely gorgeous!

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  24. I agree with everything everyone else said. The quilting is spectacular and the whole piece is simply gorgeous. I love dresdens. Love this!!

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  25. You quilt is stunning!! I just finished a traditional Dresden Plate but my quilting is no where near as beautiful as yours. I was given 20 blocks that look just like yours....Now I have inspiration to put them together and get it quilted. I am going to look for the book you used.

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  26. So gorgeous. The back is as beautiful as a whole cloth quilt as the beautiful front. You are amazing! Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. Off to BFQ to see which you entered - you have so many!

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  27. Your quilting on this one is absolutely stunning!

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  28. Love the quilting on this one! It turns each dresden into a lovely wreath.

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  29. Amaaing q2uilting!!!! I love it.

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  30. That quilting is incredible and plays so brilliantly off of the dresdens! It makes me want to learn FMQ.

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  31. Your quilting is amazing! It brings such life to the negative spaces. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  32. It's just beautiful--looks like a prize winner to me!

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  33. Oh my goodness, Sue, that is spectacular! You did a fabulous job with the quilting - I never know what to do with all that negative space between the blocks, but I'm going to mark this for future reference!!

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  34. Yes...I saw you highlighted at Quilt Stories and had to stop in and just let you know how very beautiful your quilting is Sue!!! Just so beautiful. V

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  35. Hello, I have to say, I love the quilt too. It's been a year since this blog but timing is everything, right?

    1. 100% cotton sateenyish has just been introduced by Michael Miller in some colours, including white,and some patterns. Best of all, it's sent out as a backing fabric of 108"w. I know, right? I got really excited when I saw that so I ordered 1 yard each (×108"w)
    in white, Grey (silver), Aqua Blue,
    and the same in 2 prints -grey paisleys ( I think) on white and blue paisleys on white. They were all sateenyish finish (lovely and strong).The prints were priced at $14.95/yd (36"×108") and the solid colours at $13.95/yd (36×108"). I initially bought them for practicing appliqués,FMQ'ING, trapunto, piecing etc.with my new sewing machine, that's why the odd ordering. But I will be buying the whites, black,and most often used colours in the 108" widths for background and borders and 9 patch work because I go through a lot of this material and I couldn't beat the price or quality of this fabric that Michael Miller has brought out. Also the weight of it makes a lovely drape to the material so I'll probably make some outfits from it to. I know that there are more from that line has been introduced since I ordered from them.
    Where, you ask? Fabric.com on-line.
    You will probably spend hours going through their selections. I haven't seen a larger inventory in the U.S.A.
    incl Organza, knits, double gauze, linen,muslin etc is just a smidgen of what they have.

    2. Shabby Fabrics has the perfect set of dresdan templates with the rounded flower top from 5"-12"?, 20petals/plate or 12/plate. $20-$35 (1 or 2 different sets) check out their website. They also have some lovely repro prints ,I believe.
    You machine quilting is beautiful and I think you deserve an heirloom quilt of your own.

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  36. Hello, I have to say, I love the quilt too. It's been a year since this blog but timing is everything, right?

    1. 100% cotton sateenyish has just been introduced by Michael Miller in some colours, including white,and some patterns. Best of all, it's sent out as a backing fabric of 108"w. I know, right? I got really excited when I saw that so I ordered 1 yard each (×108"w)
    in white, Grey (silver), Aqua Blue,
    and the same in 2 prints -grey paisleys ( I think) on white and blue paisleys on white. They were all sateenyish finish (lovely and strong).The prints were priced at $14.95/yd (36"×108") and the solid colours at $13.95/yd (36×108"). I initially bought them for practicing appliqués,FMQ'ING, trapunto, piecing etc.with my new sewing machine, that's why the odd ordering. But I will be buying the whites, black,and most often used colours in the 108" widths for background and borders and 9 patch work because I go through a lot of this material and I couldn't beat the price or quality of this fabric that Michael Miller has brought out. Also the weight of it makes a lovely drape to the material so I'll probably make some outfits from it to. I know that there are more from that line has been introduced since I ordered from them.
    Where, you ask? Fabric.com on-line.
    You will probably spend hours going through their selections. I haven't seen a larger inventory in the U.S.A.
    incl Organza, knits, double gauze, linen,muslin etc is just a smidgen of what they have.

    2. Shabby Fabrics has the perfect set of dresdan templates with the rounded flower top from 5"-12"?, 20petals/plate or 12/plate. $20-$35 (1 or 2 different sets) check out their website. They also have some lovely repro prints ,I believe.
    You machine quilting is beautiful and I think you deserve an heirloom quilt of your own.

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