Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I would like to preface this post by saying a few things.
At this very moment there is an orange in my fireplace, what seems to be a drill bit of some sort in my toilet, and 3 sleeping baby dolls in my dishwasher.
Complete with pillows and blankets.
I was informed this morning not to wake them, so I didn't.
Also, my child is only speaking with a Spanish-sounding accent today.
Just think "mamacita"s and "penguino"s and you've got it about right...


I've been chugging along on my Dresden Plates.
I think I have 13 big ones and still only 5 smaller ones.
I did end up cutting into my stash a bit... the scraps just weren't gonna do it all.
But just a teeny bit. Like 10 blades or so. Still, not bad.
And I went through an entire can of spray starch. Ha!

I'm thinking of doing something like this for Willow's quilt (twin: 66"x88"):
I was going to put the 21" plates on 22" squares (which makes for a perfectly-sized twin quilt!)
But I'm still not 100% sure. I want to make sure it's not too traditional.
Since the Plates are kinda traditional themselves... I don't know!
I even threw in a smaller plate in the lower right corner to see if I liked that.
And I might.
I'm not sure.

I know I want the background fabric to be a teal solid or polka dot... I had Ta Dot in Sea in mind. And then I thought I could throw in some squares of Ta Dot in Fuchsia and Teal to mix it up a bit, too.
But I didn't want to take away from the Plates either. I do love them so.

Anybody have any ideas? Comments? Suggestions on what to do for this quilt?
I'd love to hear what you have to say :)

I want to get moving on this thing and get it sandwiched so I can start the stitching. I'm planning on hand-stitching the whole thing with lots of bright colors.
I can't wait!!!
And then I have to move on to the baby's quilt of course, which I still don't have a solid plan for either.
I know there will be more Dresden Plates, hence the shoebox full of blades:

If anybody has started working on a Dresden Plate quilt/project or has even just finished some plates or blades or whatever since the New Year, I'd love to see and/or hear about them...
I created a little flickr group for everyone to do just that!!
Just go here and share whatever stage of the Dresden Plate making process you'd like!
It doesn't matter if you just picked out your fabrics or if you're already finished with a Dresden Plate project... feel free to share and if you have any questions, just post those too.
I did!

I can't wait to see what you guys have been working on!
Have fun!


  1. I love it! It's going to look SO AWESOME! Not traditional at all. Well maybe just a little but only b/c they are Dresdens but my goodness those fabrics are fabulous and so bright and cheery and modern! That even though the Dresden is a traditional block (I guess) I think they actually look so modern! I think any polka dot in the background would look great as long as they aren't too big so they don't take away from the plates. I can't wait to see this one done!!

  2. Madison -it's Abby. I am trying desperately to get in touch with you thru email & etsy with no response. Please let me know what's going on with my order.

  3. ABBY!! Thank goodness... I sent you an email!!

  4. Jen-Thanks so much for your input... I'm thinking I'm really going to love the tone-on-tone polka dot background! I can't wait to see this thing finished either!


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