Quilting

Dresden Plate Quilt Finish & Another Give Away!

This poor quilt was nearly finished and just sitting in a plastic tub waiting for me to get a little time to give it some attention.  I won all the petals from these dresden plate blocks already pre – cut and partially ready to go in an ebay auction probably 3 – 4 years ago.  I slowly started making the blocks that finish at 14 1/2″ square.  Life got in the way, many quilt shows and new pattern designs, surgeries, other interests came and went.  Finally last week I pulled this project out again determined to get it finished!

I was shocked – all 20 blocks were finished and I had forgotten that I was this far along on this quilt!  Nearly all the sashing strips were sewn and cut to size.  And nearly all the nine patches were sewn and ready to go.  I did a little happy dance and started arranging the pieces on my design wall.  These are the kind of surprises I like!

Then gorgeous weather set in here and my flower and vegetable garden started screaming my name and this quilt got set aside for a few more days.

Then once again, I was in the mood and determined to finish this quilt once and for all today.  And here she is – I hope you enjoy the pictures!  Oh – but wait – I’m not finished yet!!!  I’ve got a little surprise for some lucky person at the bottom of this blog post – yes – it’s another give away!!  Be sure to read and scroll all the way down!

The finished quilt.

A close up of the red polka dot flower centers.

A close up of the tiny pin dot red and white fabric in the sashing and also the white on white fabric!

Another fun shot of the quilt!

The backing fabric – found in my stash!!!!  Helped me clear out 7 yards!
Now – are you ready for a little fun?  I’ve had a lot of great comments on my facebook page about this quilt – so I thought I’d do another fun little giveaway!  I have 23 sets of pre-sewn dresden plate petals left over.  I do not see me making another bright dresden plate quilt like this again in the near future.  Bright quilts are fun to make, but I’m ready to play with my reproduction fabrics again for awhile.
Here’s a picture of the 23 sets of petals – all individually bagged with 20 petals per bag!  I’m also going to include my freezer paper templates for the center of the dresdens!  (That’s what those white circles are in the lower right hand corner of the photo!)
This is a photo of one of the baggies of petals all arranged for you to see!
Here’s a quick picture to show you how the tips of each petal have been stitched already by whomever it was that I won this auction from!  All you have to do is sew the petals together! (I will say – not all the petals are exactly perfect – I did have to make a few adjustments on a couple of them – but nothing major at all!)
So – leave me a comment and tell me what you think of my quilt and I’ll draw the lucky winners name on Friday and send that person all 23 packages of these pre-sewn petals to give you a little jump start in created your own Dresden Plate quilt!
If you are making the same size quilt as shown above.  My dresden squares are 14 1/2″ square finished (cut your background squares to 15″).  The sashing strips are cut 2″ wide and the squares for the nine patches are also cut 2″ square.  Now – there was a lot of waste fabric on those stashing strips when using such a large size block – I think if I even make this pattern again, I might cut the block size down a bit.  When I sewed the 3 strips together for my sashing and then cross cut those pieces to 15″ long – that left me only able to cut two total sashing strips from each set of fabrics!  That left me with a bunch of red/white/red sashing strips left that measured about 11″ to 12″ long.  What a waste!  Anyhow – just thought I’d toss that tip out there for ya!  I wanted a lot of background on my blocks for some pretty quilting – but at the same time, ended up with a lot of waste!  The finished quilt measures 80 1/2″ x 99 1/2″

55 thoughts on “Dresden Plate Quilt Finish & Another Give Away!”

  1. I've enjoyed watching your progress on this quilt. Dresden plate is one of my favorites. I would love to win the scraps so I can start one of my own. Mary

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  2. I've enjoyed watching your progress on this quilt. Dresden plate is one of my favorites. I would love to win the scraps so I can start one of my own. Mary

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  3. Love how your quilt turned out. It is so fresh and reminds me also of the beauty of a rainbow. Wonderful! As I am from overseas I don't think that you would send it to me. It is always so crazy to see the postage costs!!! So I just wnated to let you know, that I really love this dresden quilt!

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  4. Such a beautiful quilt. I especially like the way you put the blocks together. I would love to win the leftovers to have a dresden plate of my own and I would attempt to construct it the way you did. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  5. Your Dresden plate quilt turned out beautiful. I have a old one made by my Great Grandmother and have always wanted to make one myself but have been to afraid. I would love to win the scraps to start one of my own.

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful! I have always loved Dresden plate quilts! And I love bright colors! [primitive colors also :)] My dream is to make one some day but making all of those little pieces and pressing, etc. has held me back. I would love to win these blocks – it would be a big boost to accomplishing a dream. Thank you for your generosity.

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  7. Your quilt is stunning.. a lot of work so I can see why it took so long to finish.Please put my name in the drawing. I have yet to attempt a dresden plate quilt and this would be the motivation to do one.Thanks for a chance.

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  8. Dresden plate quilts are so beautiful. What a lot of work but it is such a stunning quilt! Thanks for giving us some background information also!

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  9. Dresden plate quilts are so beautiful. What a lot of work but it is such a stunning quilt! Thanks for giving us some background information also!

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  10. I have admired the Dresden Plate pattern for many years but have never attempted to make one. Your quilt is an inspiration. Winning your pieces would be the perfect reason to make my own Dresden Plate quilt…including the blanket stitch edging and red and white sashings.

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  11. Oh my, thank you for this opportunity!! I love dresden plate quilts. I have one of all blues that my Mother-in-Law made. And, I have always planned on making one myself. Love the sashing on yours.

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  12. This really is a pretty quilt. It is one of my favorite patterns. I have made Dresdens in several different sizes and love them all. It is fun to find a project, and realize it is almost done! Have a great day.

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  13. What a gorgeous quilt, Tara. The red pin-dot sashing is perfect. I thought I would have to buy myself a GO cutter to make a dresden plate quilt, but what fun it would be to win your dresden plates. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  14. Your quilt is beautiful! You always do such nice work. Dresden plate has been on my wish list for some time. Thanks for sharing with us!Smiles,-Laura

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I love dresdens. I've just made a table runner using dresdens and put sashing between, but I like your sashing better…. next time I may try doing that. Hugs

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  16. The red and white shashing is a great addition. I would love to make a dresden quilt. I have not made one and it is on my bucket list. Thanks for the offer!

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  17. I love this dresden plate quilt and would love to have the pieces to make my own. Thanks for the chance to win. Carol

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  18. This is sucha beautiful quilt and I would love to win the pieces to make one of my own as I get ready to move to our retirement home. The bright colors are just beautiful.

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  19. YEAH!!!!!! i finally got through. i love your quilt!!! my mom loved dresden plate too and made my sister's one. i didn't get one :(. this would be a great start to making one of my own, which i plan on someday. i did get a table runner, and place mats to match for a shower gift when i got married.

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  20. I'm not sure why it worked this time, it didn't when I tried to post this morning.I love the Dresden Plate quilt. It's another on my bucket list.Debbie

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  21. I love your dresden plate. It is one of my favorites. I started on many years ago and have never finished it. Maybe this will get me going again. Thanks for sharing your progress.

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  22. Since I was a teen sewer, cutting has been my nemesis. That has followed me to quilting so precuts are wonderful. This would be a fun one. I loved your bright color selection and the completed quilt is gorgeous.

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  23. I love your Dresdens! And the sashings are perfect, too. How generous to offer the leftovers to some lucky quilter! This has always been a favorite block/quilt of mine.

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  24. Wow! You are so awesome. The Dresden was the first quilt square I attempted…30 years ago…It was preprinted and I stitched it to look like it was pieced hahahaha… Your quilt is gorgeous and your helper was pretty cute too. Thanks for the fun giveaway!!!! Phyllis Manson pmanson@peoplepc.com

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  25. I am a realistic quilter . I would never make a quilt like this… Unless I had help from someone or something like your give away. But, your quilt is stunning and I would love to have a Dresden Plate quilt. You are a very gifted quilter!

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  26. Love your Dresden Plate quilt!!!! I don't win very often but I thought I would try!!! I just really enjoy when you go to the quilt shows and post pictures! It's almost as good as getting to go myself!!! I saw where you are going to be at a show in Tulsa! I was excited until I realized I will be in Tulsa the next weekend!!! Oh well your quilt is beautiful!!

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  27. Love the quilt , LOVE the setting and the wow lucky you to find such a great backing fabric in the stash!don't include me in the giveaway…I have a dresden plate quilt in the works, need to get going on it and finish it!Kathie

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  28. I have always been drawn to the vintage quilts and their patterns. BUT I have not even started a dresden plate one yet, even tho it's probably my favorite. I would certainly put all those scraps to good use!!

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