Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Dresden Plate Quilt

I have always loved Dresden plate quilts. They are sew beautiful and can use a large amount of fabrics in one quilt. They are a great way to use up your scraps as well!

I bought a book over the summer and like most things, once school begins, they are put on the back burner until summer again. I love my job and quilting is my hobby, sew ... school comes first. The book is called "Material Obsession" by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke. An
awesome book. The cover quilt attracted me ... well my friend Rachel attracted me to it.

Sew ... I set out on my own Dresden adventure!

1. I cut long trapezoids that were 5" x 3 1/4". (The colored square piece.)

2. Fold the trapezoid in half lengthwise and sew a seam along the top side, the longest end. The turn the seam inside out and poke the point out. I use the end of a mechanical pencil. Then press. Now you have one Dresden plate. The point is already "appliqued" for easy attaching.

3. For this size of plate, you will need to sew 24 together to make a whole circle. I back-stitched the end closest to the point for extra strength. You could cut them bigger and sew less together.

This is going to be for one of my high school helpers, Amber. Her favorite color is red. Since today is a snow day (YIPPEE!) there should be a lot of progress! Check back in later!


  1. its so pretty! I finished all my Dresdens, but cant decide what I want to do with them... lay them on a patterned background like the book, or put them in their own block and do sashing... dunno!

  2. snow days are the bestest; we have one today too. your Dresden looks great!

  3. you bought it!!! yayyy!!!
    {i still haven't bought one. what's up with that???}

    hey...i'm craving sonic.
    just sayin'.
    and no...i won't go to sonic just to order a drink.
    you have to order the whole darn meal.

    bacon burger.
    amazing slushie.

    oh yeah.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.