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Thread: Big block Dresden Plate - opinions

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    Keep going - it looks great

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    This is pretty!!

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    I think the cream background makes it 'warm'...... very nice!

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    Lovely, great job and thank you for sharing, love using those scraps
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    what size blades are you using..I like it!!
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    Use what you have .... it looks fine!!

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    I see that little butterfly and think "crazy quilt" -- what if you tried a test and did the center as a crazy quilt block and inserted the appliques into that as our quilting ancestors did so long ago? I bet it would look really great....

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    I love how you incorporated your Mom's work. Your piecing is spot on with fabulous circles. I love the scrappy look of your colors. Great job.

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    Those blades of the Dresden look immaculately crisp. Very very pretty.

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    I love this! The colors are cheerful and this center is absolutly charming!

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    I like it but perhaps if your fans were longer and your center circles smaller, you would like it better.

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    I like it, the colors are great, and the embroidered center adds to it. If you do not like the background, you can try other variety of colors, light pink, green, blue. I think it would look good in any background.

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    I really like that . Make one beautiful quilt.

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    Very pretty! I'd keep going as you are! Love the center... a real work of art.

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    dont change a thing it is beautiful.. and using your scraps was your intent so stick with it.. beautiful....

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    Very beautiful.

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    i think that looks good

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    It is lovely just like it is, but you could do a brown or black buttonhole stitch around the outside to kind of make your colors pop against the creamy background

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    Looks beautiful to me. You might try using the wrong side of your background fabrics, that would give you a lighter look.
    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver View Post
    I am trying to use up scraps and only use yardage from my stash. I am doing a dresden plate with big blocks, 24". My mom has cross stitched little pics for me and I am using them in the centers. For backgrounds I am using tans and creams from stash, centers are going to be various other colors from stash. Here is the first block. I think I am going to QAYG and use red or yellow for the sashing so I can make it pretty big. My frame will only hold up to a double. I just can't decide if I like it or not. Would rather have lighter backgrounds but I would have to buy the fabric and and I'm trying not to do that. Any suggestions?

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    If your background is not a batik it may be lighter on the 'wrong' side. I have done this in the past to get the contrast I wanted.

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    Is the "other side" of the fabric lighter? If the quilt police are not looking, you can reverse the fabric. As E. Burns says, you pay for both sides.

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    The block is beautiful & i love the fact that you put the little pictures in there ~ so cute. I agree with the others ~ look at it for a bit ~ go away & come back later & look at it some more & see if you still like it. I like your tan colors, & i am usually more of a fan for white. Good luck!

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    What size petals are you using for this large dresden plate? I like the idea of large blocks for a quilt.

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    I have a question about the cross stitched pieces, will those wash as does the rest of the quilt? Great job with your stash; love your work!

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    I think is pretty is going to be really pretty when you finish..
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