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Thread: Dresden delimna

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    Senior Member ruck9085's Avatar
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    Posted my delimna to the main board, but here is a picture of one of the plates. Opinions on the size of the center plate needed, please. Too big? As I said, it comes form Eleanor Burns's Egg Money Quilts Book. Thanks
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    I think it is lovely

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    Thank you!

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    It is a matter of your personal preference. I have seen different sizes of centers. It just depends on who's doing them and the pattern if they are using one.

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    I've been getting ready to do a dresden plate and one thing I have noticed.. no matter the size of the plate the centers vary a lot.. so I think it's what ever appeals to you.

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    Looks great!

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    Is the center already stitched down?? If not, keep in mind it will be smaller when you turn under the 1/4". But I think it looks nice. Dresden plate is my new favorite.

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    The larger size center looks great in my estimation.

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    What a beautiful Dresden Plate! I think it looks great the way it is.

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    it looks great just the way you've made it

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    It isn't too big. Love it.

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    If you want to draw the eye away from the large circle, you could add a 2nd, smaller circle on top of the larger one, using one of your other fabrics. Maybe one of the prints?

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    I think that size you are showing looks great!

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    I love the colors you've used! So pretty!

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    I like it

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    Hi, I have several already made just like you have posted here with the large centers and as long as they are Dresdens who cares:). It's GORGEOUS!!! Don't change a thing. BEAUTIFUL COLORS TOO!!! just the way you made it. Mine are all scrapy colors which I love in the Dresdens. Even if your doing the Dresden block exchange and some centers are bigger than others, THAT'S QUILTING!! and I don't think ANYONE would say OH!! NO!! you can't put those, with some smaller centers and some larger centers :). I would do a swap with you anytime and no explaination needed. Are you going to stitch around the plates? I'm in a swap now to do exactly that and to me that's something I have not done much of, so I will see how it goes. PM me sometime, love to hear from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruck9085
    Posted my delimna to the main board, but here is a picture of one of the plates. Opinions on the size of the center plate needed, please. Too big? As I said, it comes form Eleanor Burns's Egg Money Quilts Book. Thanks
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I think it's awesome. Who would want a quilt that was exactly like someone else's anyway?

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    I think it works well. This is going to be great when finished. Just think of the special quilting you can put in the center of the larger circle! Wow!
    peace :D

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    Looks good to me. Dresden plate is my next quilt. Will be making it in Civil War Fabrics.

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    I love it with the little bit larger middle! :)

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    I think you could try an smaller center. It may look better, but the way you have it, looks nice too.

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    I think it is just beautiful. I have lately been leaning towards the color purple.
    I have always thought that it was an "old fashioned" color because my grandmother always had purple hydrangeas and cone flowers in her garden, purple aprons on all the time, purple dresses, you name it. It all looked so lovely with her snow white hair. But I have seen some beautiful fabrics in purples and have started to collect them.
    Your combination is great. The center looks good. You did "great"!!!!! Keep on work'in.

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    to make it look smaller use a lighter color...BUT, I do love it like this!

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    Beautiful and I love your color choices. Maybe the center would look better a bit smaller. Just my opinion, be sure you are happy with the size.

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    I really like it. The colors are so pretty!

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