Another Mini-Quilt

Last summer the local fire-auxiliary made a blue and white quilt for a raffle. I helped bind the quilt at our local quilters meeting and was really struck by one of the squares which was called a Dresden plate.

Later in a local fabric store, I saw a plexi tool for making the Dresden plate points, and so I bought it. The tool isn’t necessary but want is nice is that it allows you to make the Dresden plate in a variety of sizes.

To experiment with the new tool, I made one large Dresden Plate with scraps of batiks I had from this quilt and this quilt. I arranged them in a chromatic scale.

I hand-appliqued them on, and then hand quilted through the center of each wedge and echoed the outside shape in the white area. I bound the square in kona coal gray.

Since we moved our furniture, there was a nice empty space on the wall above the couch. The mini quilt is 22″ square.

Now I’m trying to decide if I want to make a quilt with just Dresden plates in rows, or mix it up a bit and make one with different size Dresden Plates. Another wall hanging may result as I play around with possible lay outs in a smaller scale.

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3 Responses to Another Mini-Quilt

  1. Robin says:

    I think it would be nice to mix up the sizes. I have never made a this pattern. It’s very nice. I have done a lot of applique and soft edge piecing in the past.

    I finally started my batiks quilt today for our bedroom! I wouldn’t allow myself to start it until I finished my spring cleaning. This will be my first quilt in many many years and the first pieced on the machine. I don’t know if I will machine quilt it as I have only have only hand quilted.

    Beautiful piece as always!!

  2. Marcia says:

    That’s lovely Emily. You have been mass producing quilts of late.

  3. becky3086 says:

    That is just so nice! I have made a quilted wall hanging but it was of a cardinal on a branch. I really like this one.

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