Dresden Plates for me

Mary’s pictures of her beautiful dresden plate quilt inspired me months ago to make my own.

After sewing these together, I needed a break from them.

Working on this one for Lindsey for the Threadheads Bee,

and seeing Mary’s pictures again was the motivation I needed to get mine finished.

Now that I have the blocks sewn together, I’ve decided to do a piano key border. Wish I had thought to cut out pieces for this when I started but oh well.

This is going to be my quilt. A quilt for me to snuggle under when watching tv, reading (when I ever find the time) and for napping (once in a blue moon!)

I’m loving it.
What are you working on?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I tell ya, I’d be keeping this beauty for myself too!! The colours are such “happy” colours! Just beautiful!!

  2. That quilt is just beautiful!! Stunning!

  3. This is so beautiful! I find that I am drawn more and more to traditional blocks done in a modern way. Good for you for keeping it for yourself!

  4. Lovely, happy quilt! I wouldn’t be giving it away either!!!

  5. Love all the beautiful colors in your Dresden quilt. Good for you, every quilter needs a quilt of her own!

  6. definitely on my to do list!!!


  7. Love the bright modern dresdens!

  8. Wow. Wow, wow, wow. Your Dresden plates are fantastic – a beautiful, happy, modern twist on a classic. Well done!


  9. Love it! The top picture is so happy too. It is a shame you didn’t cut the piano key strips during…oh the work! But it’s going to look awesome! I’m working on my plus pillow. The front is finished, now for a back!

  10. I LOVE your Dresdens, they are simply gorgeous!

  11. Oh wow, if I were you I would keep it for ME too. It is fantastic.

  12. So pretty, love your border idea, too! :)

  13. Oh wow! It’s so lovely. I do love Dresdens!

  14. You quilt is lovely. I didn’t include a Dresden Plate Quilt on my list today but it is there for sure. I think they look amazing. It’s so cheery with all those bright colors. LOVE!

  15. All kinds of gorgeous! A piano key border will be the cherry on top.

  16. So pretty! How fun to work on something you know you will keep! What a bright, cheery quilt!

  17. Love it. I have seen more and more polka dots as backgrounds and I think it looks so neat. Great job. I am going to have to make myself one of those too. :)

  18. Yummy dresdens! This will be a lovely quilt.

  19. It’s looking gorgeous Jennifer! Love that it’s for YOU!!

  20. I love it!

  21. Jennifer, love everything about it. Is there a specific pattern you followed that is available for the dresdens?

  22. this is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  23. Love that first shot, Jennifer. And, I think a piano key border is a very pretty idea =)

  24. Gorgeous – makes me want to start a Dresden plate quilt immediately!

  25. Beautiful quilt! Dresden plate is one of my favorites, seeing yours makes me want to make one of my own.

  26. Oh. Sew. Lovely!

  27. Wow! Those are stunning! Love the dot background, it’s perfect. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  28. Those sure are lovely!

  29. Might be my favorite quilt EVER! I’m a dresden freak. Thinking of changing my blog banner to dresdens! Love your blog and can’t wait to see you at SS!

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