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Thread: Doll size Dresden plate quilt ready for handquilting - suggestions please

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    Super Member granny_59's Avatar
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    Had to do something little because of all the minis posted here!?

    Could not do it any smaller without losing accuracy so I decided to make a doll quilt. Maybe the new grandchild will be a girl and mid octobre I will go for four weeks abroad and I have something to handquilt with me :lol:

    On the border I plan echo quilting and the background of the plates a grid. But what should I do on the white triangles? Dont like feathers for this one.
    Can I find some stencils online that I could print out in a smaller size?

    thanks for looking
    Granny

    finished size will be 19 x 25 inch

    big sister has to stay home
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    Very nice....I love the colors....great job!

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    Wow, that is so charming!
    Regardless of the size, it has a great layout and borders.
    Actually, I think they look even better in such a small scale.

    How tiny are those 9Patch cornerstones?

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    This is gorgeous and so tiny. I absolutely love it. You have done a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

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    What a lovely little quilt. Awesome job on both.

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    the cornerstone are made of 3/4" ninepatches

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    Oh how cute! I want one.

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    WOW, it's stunning!!!!

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    I love it! Both of them are lovely!!

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    Adorable. I love the colour wheel dresden plates.

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    This is wonderful. With my eyesite it looks like you put rickrack for the green vine. Wow does this have my brain churning. I've also been wanting to make a dresden plate for my doll, (yes my doll). I don't know if I have enough know how to pull off anything as beautiful as you have done. I just realized the corner stones, are the red and white squares made up of nine pieces. Oh my I need some rest. Lucky dolly.

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    For the quilting in the background could you do a grid, mimmicking the corners? I think you did a beautiful job of piecing too.

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    You should enter that in the small quilt category in Paducah! Very nice.

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    No advice, just compliments, GREAT JOB!

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    That is gorgeous. How big are the "plates"?

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    Beautiful workmanship .... congratulations.

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    That is pretty. Love the Christmas lights.

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    You did a fantastic job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine
    That is pretty. Love the Christmas lights.
    Christmas lights.........!?!? I have seen it on other 30`s quilts and thought that they are supposed to be leaves :oops: :lol:

    And if rickrack is the same as zackenlitze then this it is what I used. It is woven that way as I could not imagine to make so small vines out of fabric myself (I know a lot of you can)

    the plates have a diameter of 2 3/4". I tried littler but smaller than 2.5 " it is very hard to keep the pedals accurat and as I turned from mini to doll quilt it is fine like this.

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    It is wonderful!

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    it's really cute. very nice work.

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    The mini dresden is fantastic. I love it! There's just something about traditional mini's that really catch my eye. Yours is lovely and from what I can see of your large dresden, it looks pretty too.

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    That's beautiful, did you have a pattern to make the DPs this small? Turned out great, love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymrs
    That's beautiful, did you have a pattern to make the DPs this small? Turned out great, love it!
    No pattern but as a circle has 360 cut into 12 pedals means you need to have on each pedal a 30 degrees angle, no matter of the size.
    Sure somebody else can explain better :lol:

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    SOOOOOOOO impressive! I can't imagine how you worked with such small pieces! Congrats!

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