Dresden Plates Update!

Just popping in to show you where I’ve gone with the Dresden Plates!  They are laid on top of one another so far – I’m hand stitching them in place, it’s just like stitching a binding in place.

I hope you don’t get tired of seeing this project…I’m really happy to be making it for my DQS partner :)

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By | 2017-02-06T09:18:51+00:00 July 7th, 2010|Doll Quilt Swap|42 Comments


  1. janet July 7, 2010 at 5:06 am - Reply

    That is so pretty, I love the bright colors you used!

  2. Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS July 7, 2010 at 5:32 am - Reply

    It's Great! I like how the patterned fabrics make it look like a 5 petal flower… the polka dot ones fade back.. so darling!

  3. Terriaw July 7, 2010 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Oolala, I love that pieced frame! Such a fabulous way to continue using scraps. I can't wait to try this.

  4. Kate July 7, 2010 at 6:09 am - Reply

    This is incredible!! I love the pieced border and especially the layers. The white layer is a perfect break in the layers. True inspiration!!!

  5. Dresden Quilter July 7, 2010 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Never, ever, ever tired. I want to be your DQS partner! I am working on a placemat right now.

  6. Melissa July 7, 2010 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Wow! Truly amazing. The pieced scrappy border finishes it so well. You have a luck friend. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  7. Just JaiCi's Crafts July 7, 2010 at 6:25 am - Reply

    This is absolutely Darling!!! I wish that I had the patience (and time) for something that beautiful :)

  8. Needled Mom July 7, 2010 at 6:44 am - Reply

    It looks really pretty.

  9. teresamnj July 7, 2010 at 6:49 am - Reply

    That is just so pretty!

  10. free indeed July 7, 2010 at 6:55 am - Reply

    That is so nice! I wouldn't have thought to layer the different sizes like that….thanks for hte idea.

  11. Bilivka July 7, 2010 at 7:01 am - Reply


  12. Mary on Lake Pulaski July 7, 2010 at 7:09 am - Reply

    It is perfect Amy! What a great doll quilt. Lucky recipient!

  13. Mindy July 7, 2010 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Beautiful – love the colors!

  14. harleywife July 7, 2010 at 7:46 am - Reply

    YOU could NEVER tire me of things you make !!! it is outrageously gorgeous !!! I started some gowns for a friend's THREADS OF LOVE chapters , but had to stop for our patio/deck rehab project that needed to be done when my husband was off work ….. now I'll be working on your quilt along blocks for this week ……

  15. Jill and Cameron July 7, 2010 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I think the plates are gorgeous! I would love to try them….someday! I'm thinking of starting a QOV(quilts of valor) so I'm researching material today :)

  16. Natalia from Piece N Quilt July 7, 2010 at 7:57 am - Reply

    I LOVE what you've done with it! Very happy and the center is perfect!!

  17. Carla July 7, 2010 at 8:21 am - Reply

    It's very eye catching! Lovely :o)

  18. Candied Fabrics July 7, 2010 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Ooh! pretty pretty pretty!

  19. Apple Avenue Quilts July 7, 2010 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Your Dresden Plates are gorgeous! I love the colors, so happy. I'm working on quilts for my grandson who is scheduled to appear in Aug. I'm having such fun! Looks like you are too.

  20. randi July 7, 2010 at 9:37 am - Reply

    so nice! this is such a fun and happy looking project!

  21. Mishka July 7, 2010 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Gorgeous Amy!

  22. live a colorful life July 7, 2010 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I love the bright popping colors with the traditional dresden plate design. Stunning!

  23. Blue Is Bleu July 7, 2010 at 11:18 am - Reply

    So pretty!!! I love the light fabrics you put in between!

    And yes I'm working on a bedskirt for a friend now that's driving me nuts lol

  24. creativedawn July 7, 2010 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Beautiful! No, I don't have a quilting buddy to sew and swap with, but what a wonderful idea!

    hugz, Pam

  25. Michelle July 7, 2010 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Such a fun project, especially since I LOVE Dresdens! I'm glad you keep showing your progress. It's lovely!

  26. Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings July 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    That is one wild plate. I'm sure the person receiving it will be crazy happy.
    Hope you have a great day.

  27. mom July 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Simply beautiful, Amy! I love the bright colors!

    Tammy ~@~

  28. "Lois Grebowski" July 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    de-lurking to say "Now that is cute!!!!!!!!!"

  29. sewmeow July 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    We won't get tired of seeing these great blocks! So, keep 'em coming. They are beautiful.

  30. mequilting July 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    it is beautiful!! I love it and since i would like to start a dresden this weekend I would not dream of being tired of looking at yours!!!

    Thanks for the great tutorial too, its just what I needed!

    And yes, I am working on a baby quilt for a friend!!

    Hope you are having a great day!

  31. Thimbleanna July 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    It's adorable Amy! I love the bright, happy colors!

  32. KaHolly July 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Quite the inspirational piece. I don't think anyone is going to tire of seeing your progress with this little quilt. It's gorgeous. ~karen

  33. 9patchnurse July 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    So pretty!!! Love it

  34. Sarah Craig July 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Very cool, Amy! What a neat twist on a traditional dresden plate!!

  35. Allie July 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Wow – that'll brighten up your day! It's gorgeous!

  36. Eileen July 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    a darling doll quilt–or any size quilt. the vibrancy is wonderful

  37. Carol July 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is so amazing. You should make a pattern for me to buy.

  38. by Daisy July 8, 2010 at 6:46 am - Reply

    I love it! I love how you framed it!!!

  39. Tales From My Empty Nest July 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I love this version of the dresden plate. Such pretty colors. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Love & blessings from NC!

  40. mequilting July 11, 2010 at 12:14 am - Reply

    My ruler has been ordered. So now I wait and look at these every day! I bought a cheap set of dresden templates, just to try it out but i am not to impressed, it only fits 12 and they seem to wide to me. But i think for a first try i did not to bad. I will have to get something up on my blog, maybe tomorrow.

  41. Wendy P July 12, 2010 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I don't think I have ever seen a more cheerful and fun Dresden plate! Great work!

  42. Vicki July 13, 2010 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    it looks really good–I love the border you've made.

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