January 24, 2012

It's Coming Together...

I love making plates...Dresden plates, that is! I've been a busy seamstress, to be sure. I've already made eight of the twelve plates needed for the quilt pattern.
I have a regular assembly line going. All the pieces were cut and sorted for color value and then I started sewing.
There is a certain amount of joy involved in choosing where to place each pattern and color along each wheel. Stitch across all the ends in a continuous line so they stay in order. Then, cut one spoke off the line, turn the point, press and join it to the piece ahead of it. Slowly, each plate came together.
By the end of my sewing day yesterday, I had a beautiful array of plates on my work table. I'll finish the last four today...or decide that I want to make more for a larger finished quilt. Either way, I'll be making more of those lovely Dresden plates.

I'm so glad that I decided to join Anne's Scrappy Plate Club. I've never made the Dresden Plate before, and I can honestly say that I'm looking forward to watching my finished quilt emerge. Thanks to everyone for the feedback you've given me. More soon.


12 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Oh Donna, they are absolutely amazing, love the color combinations.... you didn't waste any time!
Cheryl

MosaicMagpie said...

Love the color combination! You are fast with all those wedge shaped pieces!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,
Love the colors. Traditionally un-traditional. I am knitting. I go to the shop on Fridays and knit with the ladies.

Carol

Sherri said...

I have made Dresden Plates before Donna and I know how much work goes into them!! I love the colors you have chosen-just gorgeous!! ENJOY!

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

Ya know I just love those plates...my favorite colors...sigh. Hugs Susan

Pellie / Penny said...

Your plates are looking so good. I love all your color choices.

I too will be watching your progress.

Hugs,
Penny

Createology said...

Delicious colors and your pieces look perfect. You do amaze me when you get going you really get going. And you might make your quilt bigger? Whew! Happy plating...

Minimiss said...

Looking very good.

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful array indeed!!! Can't wait to see more.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Cat said...

Wow. Wow. What pretties! You must have to be careful on seam size... making all those fit together so good! I'm impressed!

Loved the last post by Tag! Glad he is back and doing well! Looks like fun day at the beach.

nancy huggins said...

I made one like that for my Mother in 1974 and was queen size...a month later she changed to twin beds :( I never made another one, It was a LOT of work. Yours is beautiful. What are you going to do with it when you have it finished?
I will be posting a give away tomorrow so be sure to check it out :)
Hugs
Nancy

Terri Sue said...

donna, these are beautful. i love your colors. they are going together so nicely. i opt for the larger quilt. i just signed up for a BOM beginner guilting class on Craftsy. maybe by the end of the year i will have finished my first quilt.

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