January 25, 2012

Pretty Plates...

My Dresden plates remind me of color wheels. The spokes are comprised of all the colors and patterns of the Moda fabrics I chose from the Martinique line. They really make me happy!
I finished all twelve, and after rechecking the original pattern, I've decided that twelve will be enough for my quilt. I'm going to make the centers from the fabric I've laid behind this plate. Soft enough so that it won't take away from the differences on each one or bring attention to the centers themselves.

I am also going to throw in a little modification. I've decided to lay out all my blocks on point, rather than lay them out square to the design. That will automatically make my quilt a little wider, and because I'll need to fill in the squares between the squares, it will also be longer. Once I've done that, I'll decide whether or not I'll change the measurements for the sashing and the borders.
Remember that this quiltalong is supposed to run about six months, so I've finished my work for this month. Now to wait until Anne posts the next step. Can I? I don't know. I'm so in love with this fabric, that I might have to forge ahead of the group. But not this week.
These are all the fabrics that will be used to complete my queen size quilt. Now, to start thinking about what I'm going to name it! What do you think? Do you love it, too?
Tomorrow, I'm going to write about the Farmer's Wife Quiltalong I'm hosting here at Brynwood. We're beginning February 1st, so I want to make sure that everyone who wants to join is included in the list.

If you're one of those who will be participating (or if you're just curious), please click on the Farmer's Wife link at the top of my blog. Make sure your name appears there, and if you have a blog, that the link is correct (you'll have to click on your name).

If you've signed up, and for some reason your name isn't on the list, please let me know asap (and accept my apology for not getting your name up by now). If you haven't signed up yet, but would like to participate, please send me an email with "FARMER'S WIFE QAL" in the subject line. Remember, I'll need your name, email address, url for your blog (if you have one) - city, state (if you don't have one).

More on the Farmer's Wife tomorrow. It's really going to be hard for me to leave those plates alone today!

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Patty C. said...

This is going to be just gorgeous - love it!

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful! I can certainly see why you love these fabrics.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Createology said...

Your work is so precise and these plates really show that detail with every point you have stitched. The colors are dreamy...soft and feminine yet bold also. Simply Stunning...

Anonymous said...

The fabric is stunning! <3 it. Mary Fioretti

Minimiss said...

That is looking really delightful. I've been drooling over some of the Moda ranges with a Dresden Plate quilt in mind.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Your fabric selections are gorgeous. I can't wait to see it completed. Love Moda fabrics. : )

Terri Sue said...

do you love it too? what do you mean? Donna, it's absolutely gorgeous! i can't wait to watch as it progresses. that is going to be some quilt.

Michelle May said...

Love, love, love those fabrics!

Rettabug said...

I can already visualize the finished quilt & it is going to be AWESOME!! I think the color you picked for the centers is PERFECT. Can't wait till you're done with it...I know you'll be first in the group.



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