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    Dresden Plate - in progress...

    My goal is to be able to finish quilts for people who want them hand-quilted. 'Cept that I don't have any samples of my hand quilting at home - just pictures. These quilt tops that our mothers and grandmothers have made need to be finished and honored. I came across this Dresden Plate at an antique store and I didn't like the green border, so I took it off, separated the blocks and added blue sashing. Last nite I got one row done to give me an idea of what this will look like and I wanted to share. I'll probably add a wider white border after the blue to get the quilt to fit my queen size bed.

    The first picture is w/ the green that was originally on the quilt top - there was also no sashing between the blocks. The green (to me) is the wrong shade of green. I'm a blue girl, so I changed the sashing to blue. Then, of course, there's the local quilt inspector, Lady Grace on my current project.
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    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    i think the blue is just perfect!
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    Yep, I agree...PERFECT!!

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    What a difference the blue makes!!!!! Love that you put cornerstones in,
    adds so much more than just plain blue. Great vision!!!

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    The blue just sets it off. very very pretty. Can't wait to see it when done.
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    You chose a perfect solution fabric and sashing pattern. It is lovely a beautiful quilt. Lady Grace is beautiful also. Thanks for sharing.
    Brenda

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    The blue makes the quilt look great!!! The kitty is beautiful!!
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    You made such an improvement. Lovely!

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    The blue makes it just beautiful.

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    It's going to be gorgeous! You are truly talented!
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    Love the blue sashing. The find is a treasure! Thanks for sharing and love WIP...keep us up on your work!

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    Thanks!!! i think I only paid $25 for the quilt top - and it is in perfect shape!! I couldn't make anything for that price! When I was taking the blocks apart, they were all double stitched!! Who double stitches quilt blocks?!?!?! Oh well....
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Wow, the blue is so much better than the green, really sets off the blocks. What a great find, enjoy!!

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    Isn't that funny what a difference taking off the old dark green and adding pretty blue with strips, You had an eye to make this older quilt into something special. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love all the new patterns with bright colors, but something in me just wants to wrap these types of quilts around me and just relax. It is a beautiful quilt and I love the blue borders, Gave it a vintage look. (that I love).

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    lovely, great work!!

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    That was the right choice it looks wonderful and a joy to hand quilt too.
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    perfecto!
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    You did great. The blue is so much prettier than the green and I love the way you used the little 9 patch for the corners.

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    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Dresden Plates & this one is beautiful & will be even more so when you get it done. The blue is PERFECT! Keep us posted on this one please!
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    Blue added a nice soft touch to this beautiful quilt! Very cute quilt inspector!
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    Great color change, the blue is perfect
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    I love the blue with it. Looks like one my Mom and Grandma made when I was a child.

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    I agree! just beautiful!
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i think the blue is just perfect!

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    Nice dresdens & excellent choice on the blue - it really complements the colors. Lovely!
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