Wednesday, February 2, 2011

dresden plate quilt progress

I've been working again in the evenings on my 100% hand stitched dresden plate quilt.  This is the stitching I decided to go with.  I have 3 of the 9 plates done, haven't decided what to stitch in the centers.  I'm a beginner at hand quilting, so it will have to be something easy!  The wool batting is pretty lofty too, so no tight corners because I can't get the stitches real small.  The blades of the plates are done with ''Mamas Cottons'' from Connecting Threads, and the squares connecting the blocks together are also some of those Mamas Cottons, but also a lot of it is from my grandmother's vintage stash - some feedsack material even.  You can see the very far left/lower corner the print with the spinning wheel is a fabric that my mom used some of it to make potholders in the 50's.  And, in the upper left corner, to the right of the red block is a feedsack print I adore.  It killed me to cut that up, but I also used it to repair the postage stamp quilt that was my grandmother's too.


  1. Very pretty I love the prints .

  2. That is going to be one fabulous quilt! Wow and I love all the memories wrapped in the fabrics! You will be an expert hand quilter in no time! I enjoy hand quilting so much.