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    I am making Dresden Plate blocks in scrappy brown and blues. I would like to to alternate these 15 inch blocks with some other block. Any suggestions? As always, thanks for your help.

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    i love dresdens, so i wouldn't put them with a different block. however, since the blocks are so large, i see why you want to do that. sorry, no suggestions

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    Broken dishes in very faint neutrals?

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    how about a simple 9 patch with muted soft colors so they don't fight with the dresden.

    or just use plain blocks then quilt the block with a wreath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaNella
    Broken dishes in very faint neutrals?
    good one!!! :)

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    What about a plain fabric that is quilted using the Dresden plate design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    What about a plain fabric that is quilted using the Dresden plate design?
    I would do a google image search for Dresden Plate quilt and see what others have done and then pick whichever I liked best. I've seen them alternated with a solid fabric which has a round swirly fan quilted in it most often, I believe. I've also seen many that have a Sunflower type design quilted in the plain block with crosshatching in the center and the petals mimic the Dresden Plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    What about a plain fabric that is quilted using the Dresden plate design?
    I would love to do this, but I'm not very good at straight ruler work on my longarm yet or the pretty swirly wreaths. So, I feel that I might mess it up, and I don't have time to practice, as this is going to be Christmas gift. So, I've got to get moving on it. I'm thinking maybe I might as well go ahead and make all the blocks with Dresden plates and do sashing witha 3 strip set with the cornerstone of each one being a little 9-patch. I did google as someone mentioned....seemed like most of them were ready-made bedspreads, etc. The handmade quilts I did see, didn't have any alternate blocks. I'm still open to suggestions, though. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    What about a plain fabric that is quilted using the Dresden plate design?
    I would love to do this, but I'm not very good at straight ruler work on my longarm yet or the pretty swirly wreaths. So, I feel that I might mess it up, and I don't have time to practice, as this is going to be Christmas gift. So, I've got to get moving on it. I'm thinking maybe I might as well go ahead and make all the blocks with Dresden plates and do sashing witha 3 strip set with the cornerstone of each one being a little 9-patch. I did google as someone mentioned....seemed like most of them were ready-made bedspreads, etc. The handmade quilts I did see, didn't have any alternate blocks. I'm still open to suggestions, though. Thanks.

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    Check out our Gallery of Quilts under the Pictures section. They have some amazing Dresden Plates and lots of inspiration.

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