I also inherited 24 Dresden Plate blocks. I believe these are much newer than the other quilts and blocks I posted. The material is stiff, like un-washed, and the fabric patterns look newer. It is all hand pieced and the center circle is sewed on top with a blanket embroidery stitch in dark red thread.
I actually have 8 (I think) dresden plate blocks completed that I made from the scrap material my grandmother gave me when she couldn't see well enough to sew anymore.
I plan on finishing this quilt and I have a question. To keep it in the same style should I sew the plates onto the background square with the same blanket stitch rather than a hidden stitch? If so, do I baste a hem around the plates first or just leave the edges raw? The center circles are raw edges.