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    dreden plate WIP
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    one of these is on my list of "to do someday"....but I probably won't attempt one this big! Beautiful job! Love the colors!

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    You quilt is looking mighty gorgeous! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!

    Might I ask, how long have you been working on this? Dresden plate is on my "to do someday" list also. How long do I need to set aside? Ha!

    Lots of work but it well worth it. Keep up posted on your progress.
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    1 day to cut all the pieces total of 28 differnt frabrics. Then made 20 stack of 16 pieces so no 2 blocks are alike, half a day. Next day and a half sew all the plates together. next 2 days sew them on the blocks and putting together.

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    are they appliqued to the block?

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    I just satin stiched all the way around each block

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    I just purchased Eleanor Burns pattern for this quilt. I want to make one by June for my daughter. She told me I had made everyone quilts (friends, grand kids & other family members) but not her. I just finished a top for Turning 20 for her & want to do this one as a special. Hope it turns out as good a yours!
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    Thanks for the data. You make it sound so easy! I may have to move this pattern up on my to do list! How are you planning to quilt yours? Nosey, aren't I? As I said before, you're quilt top is wonderful!

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    Beautiful quilt .. You did a very good job.. I want to ask if you used a temple..such as the freezer paper....or how did you keep the shape so perfect. And after the prints are together you applicaided the plate to the square??? :oops: hey this is so I can learn, I would love to make a quilt top like this one.. Right now I am working on a double wedding ring quilt.. and would love to make it also.
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    I made a plastic templet and rotery cut them from 2 1/2 strips. I stacked 3 42" stips folded in half and started cutting.

    They're 16 petals to each plate. I found 28 differnt fabric strips or partial strips in my stash. This way no 2 plates are alike. I sewed each plate together then centered them in the block and satin stich all the way around I used a glass to make the center circle.

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    I want to do a wedding ring but not brave enough yet just sticking to the simple quilts first

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceannastahr
    I just satin stiched all the way around each block
    Did you satin stitch around each petal or the entire plate? Barb

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    I sewed the plate together then place on block and satin stich all the way around the outside of the plate

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    Your quilt is beautiful. You are truly talented.

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    oooooooh beautiful quilt, love the colors, you make it sound so easy to do. I want to make a dresden plate to, but i first have to get my other two quilts done first. Can't wait to see when you have the rest of it put together. Keep up the great work :D Denise.

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    :-D I have admired this pattern for a long time and this is one of the prettiest if have seen yet. Congratulations from a newcomer.

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    Your quilt is very beautiful. I did one for my very first project when I was learning how to quilt.
    A tip for anyone interested in appliqueing the "plates" to a background. Sew a running stictch at the edge of each plate knotting the thread at the begiining and leaving long tails at the end. Simply pull the thread a little bit like making a yoyo. The edge of the "plate will gather up a little and the raw edge will turn under slightly. Press it and then you can slip stitch it to your background. I did this on pattern called "Dancing Fans" at Christmas and it worked like a charm. Hope this helps anyone who is intimidated by this pattern. Its not that hard a pattern to do and looks great when completed. Mine had 12 blocks and wide sashing and borders and was big enough for a queen size bed.

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    oooohhhhhh, I'm thinking med-dark batiks on a med. background

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    I really love it I haven't tackled anything like it yet. You make it sound easy. I want to make a dresden fan. Actually it is a half plate. I don't think I am up to it yet . Maybe at the end of year two. Have you made a sun bonnet sue? which would be easier? Maybe I could make a pillow top to test it out......again good work

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    Haven't done a Sun Bonnet Sue it looked more difficult. Actually the hardest part of this quilt was cutting the petals.

    After they were cut just sew 16 of them together to form the circle, placed the center on stiched it then centered plate on block and satin stiched around the outside of plate in place











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    did you turn any under or just satin stich on the edge?

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    I hate having to turn anything under ( I'M LAZY) just satin stiched on the machine

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    sounds good to me.I'm not patient if things get to fussy......you can't tell at all........what's a satin stitch for if not to make use of it......looks great :D

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    Thank you I'm feeling better every day how it turned out.

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    I agree that a wedding ring quilt looks very hard with all the curves but very pretty. A dear elderly friend of mine quilts wedding ring quilts, but all by hand.

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