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Thread: Big block Dresden Plate - opinions

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    Big block Dresden Plate - opinions

    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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    this is beautiful, as is. use what you have.

    now, having said that, only you can decide how much it bugs you. put it up on the wall for a few days and live with it. then reevaluate. if it still really bothers you you may want to bite the bullet on the background and change it. or, you can go ahead and see how it is finished. if you still hate it you can always give it away.
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    I like what I see. I think that the colours are lovely. The background fabric looks ok to me though you need to decide if you like it or not. Personally, I think that it is absolutely gorgeous. Best wishes.
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    I love it and like the background very much, wanna do one of those but only have small pattern.

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    It's going to be gorgeous!
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    Red face Big Bloaks Dresden Plate

    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?
    I really like this method & your colors are very good together with scrapes from your stash. Keep up the good work, look forward to seeing finished quilt. Kayrn

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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That would make a beautiful table runner too
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    This is wonderful. Keep going!

    Just remember to audition the sashing before choosing. i like red with the beige background. Try a rusty red circle if you can.

    Are the centers all going to be gold or different colors. If all gold then I would countinue with that for sashing IMHO.

    This is going to be awesome when finished.
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    is the other side of the background fabric lighter? if so you could always turn it over & use it that way- i pay for both sides of my fabric & use the side that fits my needs- sometimes the (muted/lighter) backside is a better choice than the side others would (normally) use...and once it is all done- no one except you knows.
    i like it the way it is- but you could also use a (stand out) thread to sew the plates onto the background to make them (pop) out a bit more if you wanted to ...
    the plates are wonderful- great use of stash fabrics!
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    looking very good

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    I suggest......keep going....it's going to be beautiful!!
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    I happen to think it's perfect just the way it is. The colors are beautiful and dark enough that they pop against the background. The embroidered center is a touch of genius!

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    very nice!!!!!
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    I think it will be beautiful. I love the dresden plate pattern.

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    I say go with what you have. It looks great
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    That block is beautiful and the quilt will be too.
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    Think your block is pretty cool and like the idea of the embroidered center circle. It will be gorgeous when it's done.

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    Beautiful!
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    Very pretty, and love the crossed stitch which your mom did. Fantastic!

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    I love that. I say go with that background. Lovely!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BizzieLizzie View Post
    I like what I see. I think that the colours are lovely. The background fabric looks ok to me though you need to decide if you like it or not. Personally, I think that it is absolutely gorgeous. Best wishes.
    I agree. The sample looks great. Using up your scraps and stash sounds great too. If you don't like the results, however, get what you need. IMHO, QAYG is fine for this. Please share your results too. Tell your Mom that the embroidery looks great there.

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    Either way it will be gorgeous! I personally like a lighter background but you will have to decide which is best for you.
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    I love Dresden plates too. Great idea you have for using scraps! I say go with what you have.
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    That would make a beautiful table runner

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