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Thread: Quilting Dresden Plates?

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    Quilting Dresden Plates?

    I've made up a bunch of Dresden Plate blocks in hopes of making a bed quilt. (Hopefully- I'm having a tough time figuring out how to lay them out to get the dimensions right... I am out of fabric at 21 blocks, so I need either a lot of sashing, or filler blocks- but that is another story.)

    Since I am trying to plan out the entire quilt, I first wanted to think of how to quilt it. And this is where I am having trouble. The blocks are 16". I will have to quilt over the plate, I can't just quilt around it.

    I kind of would like to enter this into a show or two (low key, like state fair)- so I think stippling is not the way to go. They always seem to prefer quilting specific to the quilt.

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to quilt Dresden plates, recognizing that I will need to quilt on the plate itself?

    Thanks!

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    I'd quilt 1/4" inside each blade, then a wide-spaced echo around the plate and finally around each square (whether you sash or not).

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    Why will you have to quilt over the plate?Would you not be able to stitch in the ditch around each wedge and then stipple or echo around the entire plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    I'd quilt 1/4" inside each blade, then a wide-spaced echo around the plate and finally around each square (whether you sash or not).
    This is what I would do too!
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    I was completely enchanted by this one at a MQX West last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyleve View Post
    Why will you have to quilt over the plate?Would you not be able to stitch in the ditch around each wedge and then stipple or echo around the entire plate.
    I have to quilt over the plate because they are about 14" wide. The batting needs to be quilted at 12" max.

    When you say around each wedge- do you mean inside the plate? That would be a form of quilting on the plate. If you just mean around the outside, and not on the plate, then I haven't quilted close enough.

    SITD is a good one to consider, but I think I like the idea of 1/4" inside each blade.

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    dunster - wow- that is GORGEOUS. I don't think mine will look like that though First, because I'm just not that good, second because it looks like it was appliqued onto wholecloth, and I have blocks.

    I thought about alternating the Dresden blocks with a blank block (since I don't have enough plates for the full quilt), so I could do medallions in those. That would probably look neat. I do wonder if the quilting will get too dense for a bed though. Maybe it would be a good opportunity to brush up on my trapunto.

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    That looks beautiful!!! I'm hand-quilting a dresden plate and this is how I am doing it(the blocks are 17 inches square...

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    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I made a dresden plate quilt and it was quilted 1/4" inside each wedge. I had it LAd by a gal and she used matching thread for each color of each dresden wedge. It turned out beautifully.
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    Here are a few I've done for customers that might give you some ideas:
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    Thanks for the great ideas. It looks like 1/4" inside the wedge is a good way to go (oh, so many threads to bury...although I do see that one of the photos shows continues loops. That is very pretty.) I love the different designs in the center circles. And I think I can do almost anything on the 'outside' of the block.

    Really enjoying the photos! Dresden plates are just my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Thanks for the great ideas. It looks like 1/4" inside the wedge is a good way to go (oh, so many threads to bury...although I do see that one of the photos shows continues loops. That is very pretty.) I love the different designs in the center circles. And I think I can do almost anything on the 'outside' of the block.

    Really enjoying the photos! Dresden plates are just my favorite.
    When I do the 1/4" inside the wedge, I don't knot and tie off each wedge. Bring the stitching down to the center circle and just travel in the ditch along the edge of the circle to get to the next wedge. You can SID all the way around the circle as well, then that circle is continuous, with some overstitching between the wedges. (That's how I did the one with the peach background, and I seem to remember it winning a ribbon at our state quilt show a few years ago.)

    I guess I'm a lazy quilter, I hate stops and starts and try to avoid them whenever I can .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    dunster - wow- that is GORGEOUS. I don't think mine will look like that though First, because I'm just not that good, second because it looks like it was appliqued onto wholecloth, and I have blocks.

    I thought about alternating the Dresden blocks with a blank block (since I don't have enough plates for the full quilt), so I could do medallions in those. That would probably look neat. I do wonder if the quilting will get too dense for a bed though. Maybe it would be a good opportunity to brush up on my trapunto.
    No, it's blocks. If you look carefully you can see the seam lines. But I posted that picture as an "OMIGOSH" - it's over the top, must have taken 1000 hours to do (well, almost). I wouldn't worry about the quilting being too dense.

    AndiR - gorgeous quilting!

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    Oh my!!! AndiR - those are gorgeous....And mine feels so inadequate.....sigh....
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    No, it's blocks. If you look carefully you can see the seam lines. But I posted that picture as an "OMIGOSH" - it's over the top, must have taken 1000 hours to do (well, almost). I wouldn't worry about the quilting being too dense.

    AndiR - gorgeous quilting!
    Interesting... if I decide to go wall hanging size, I might try something like that. Now, I'm not that good- but I enjoy quilting way more than piecing, so something like that seems very cool.

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    Thank you to the ladies who shared their photos of dresden plate quilts. Such lovely examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I was completely enchanted by this one at a MQX West last year.
    This is gorgeous!!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Some gorgeous quilts put on here. Wonderful quilting. I hope to make one someday and I would applique the Dresdens on by hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca View Post
    Oh my!!! AndiR - those are gorgeous....And mine feels so inadequate.....sigh....
    Wow! Right before I clicked on this thread, I thought "I really need to go to sleep" but I clicked the thread anyway & man oh man! Am I glad I did! I got to see those SPECTACULAR quilts! The tops are beautiful in & of themselves but with your quilting? Stunning! Breath-takingly fabulous! I love them all! Thanks for posting them! You are a true artist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca View Post
    That looks beautiful!!! I'm hand-quilting a dresden plate and this is how I am doing it(the blocks are 17 inches square...

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    I LOVE the way your quilting follows the seams on the Dresden Plates! It almost makes them look like suns & those are the rays. Beautiful!
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    Holy moly! Such beautiful quilts! Now I have quilt envy.

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    Dunster, thanks for sharing the dresden plate photo. A gorgeous quilt. the quilting is fantastic.

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    117Becca I love the simplicity and clean lines of your quilt,
    AndiR love the complexity of your quilting. The feathers are fantastic.
    These are truly beautiful Dresden Plate quilts, I am marking these for future inspiration.

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    Wow, you folks are inspiring me; must practice my fmq skills. Will bookmark this thread to go back and review. Love everyone's photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiR View Post
    Here are a few I've done for customers that might give you some ideas:
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