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Thread: need help with center of dresden plate block

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    Which fabric should I take for the centre? And is there something "wrong" with the selection of the wedges. I could still change.
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    I think your choice of fabric is perfect. I would use the solid yellow as a center. I have made two dresden plate quilts and I used the yellow centers. Good job! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
    Peace and Blessings,

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    I think your plate is beautiful, there is nothing wrong with it at all- as far as the center goes I guess it would depend on what overall color you want the plate to "read", yellow draws out the yellow, same with the red and blue centers, any would look wonderful.

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    Love them all!

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    I like the red & the blue centers :)

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    I like the overall fabric selection. Will all of the the plates be the same selection? If so, I'd go for a selection of solids for centers.

    Or .. have you tried a dark solid? Brown or black?

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    I like the red one best.

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    My favorite is number one, but agree with c1bendt that you should go with whatever color you want the quilt to read. Nice work!

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    I like the yellow, the solids seem to make it "pop"

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    I love the wedges b/c they have that old fashioned look that I love!
    For the centers the yellow in the last photo jumps out at me the most. I like the solid but they're all nice. :D
    PS. Just looked again and like the blue too. I like them b/c they are different from the wedges I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    I like the overall fabric selection. Will all of the the plates be the same selection? If so, I'd go for a selection of solids for centers.

    Or .. have you tried a dark solid? Brown or black?
    I like the solid too, if you want it to stay a more scrappy look, what if you used solids from all of your fabrics, yellow, red, blue, green white or cream, just a thought.

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    The solid yellow looks best to me. It's the flower lover in me & flowers have yellow centers.

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    I like the yellow print. Any of fhe prints are fine. The yellow solix is all I focus on in that one. I miss seeing the beauty of thr plate

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    Red and yellow, yellow the best. It makes it pop.

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    Love the solid yellow in the quilt block center.

    mltquilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    I like the overall fabric selection. Will all of the the plates be the same selection? If so, I'd go for a selection of solids for centers.

    Or .. have you tried a dark solid? Brown or black?
    Thank you all very much.
    the plates will be all the same and brown sounds like a great idea, only solid brown I dont like. How about

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    I wonder if a white on white would look good, if not I liked the blue and red

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    I think it's what you love. Only one I didn't like as much as the others is the beize print.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    I like the overall fabric selection. Will all of the the plates be the same selection? If so, I'd go for a selection of solids for centers.

    Or .. have you tried a dark solid? Brown or black?
    I like the solid too, if you want it to stay a more scrappy look, what if you used solids from all of your fabrics, yellow, red, blue, green white or cream, just a thought.
    I like this idea best for the centers, scrappy.

    I have never made a Dresden Plate before. Are all like colors supposed to be next to each other?

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    I LOVE your dresden plates...nice shape and the fabrics are great! My favorite colors for the centers are the yellow, blue and red. Though...I like the solid centers most because the solid seems to make all the other colors and designs of the plate stand out best. Do you have any solid red or blue? Or you might even consider having all the plates have a different solid center. What ever you do I'm sure it will be terrific. I still think about all the fruit and the store you made for your grandson! I was blown away by that! I bet he's still enjoying it! :-)

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    Thanks Karen.............yes he does!!!! :lol:

    thank you all so much for your help. Maybe scrappy would be an idea to go with. As somebody said, the plain yellow is really taking all attention!
    More clueless than at the beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    I like the red & the blue centers :)
    I agree :thumbup:

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    i like the red or yellow

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    The one wedge with red and tiny white specks stands out too much for being a wedge. Either use the fabric for the center red or use a solid like the yellow. But I think the solid yellow you have might be a little too bright for me. I would personally go for a solid for the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    I like the red & the blue centers :)
    me too!

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