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Wedding Dresdens - From Grandma's Closet

Old 07-06-2016, 12:58 PM
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Default Wedding Dresdens - From Grandma's Closet

I just finished this Dresden Plate quilt for my baby girl who will be married the end of August. I've been planning this quilt for my daughter for the last three years, collecting pieces of fabrics from my late MotherInLaw's stash as I made other projects for all her 23 grandchildren. (You can see these quilts in a picture folder in my profile.) When my daughter became engaged I just had to pull out the container of swatches and begin.

Each plate, as you see, is a collection of Grandma's fabrics. The center is a Candle Wick project Grandma made years and years ago. All the fabric I used, front, back, and binding, came from Grandma's Closet. If you can see the back label, it says, From Grandma's Closet. I really wrestled with the color of 1" finished sash. Everything pointed to pink, so I could just tell, Grandma wanted pink.

I had planned on hand quilting it. But...really...I wanted her to receive it at her wedding shower the end of July. I free motion quilted feather circles in each plate, flowers in the plate centers, and various cross hatchings in the body of the quilt and on the center Candle Wicking. I did a pink/gold flange binding and top stitched that with a gold thread leaf.

I truly love this quilt. But I love Dresden Plates. I hope my daughter loves it as much.
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Beautiful! A real treasure that your daughter is sure to love! Grandma will be with her on her wedding day!
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OMGoodness what a beautiful quilt and memory quilt this will be for your daughter to receive! I'm sure she will treasure it forever! Thanks for sharing this inspirational quilt.
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Just beautiful! Reading about the history of the fabrics and the care you took
To make such a wonderful gift for your daughter gave me goosebumps!
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Just beautiful and what a treasure you made!
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What a treasure your daughter will have. It's a beautiful quilt. The fact that it comes from grandmothers closet and from your heart makes it something that she will cherish and can keep to give her daughter. Super job Mom. BrendaK
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what a treasure
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how could she not love this beautiful quilt?
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What a loving and emotional gift. You have a lucky daughter!
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what a great treasure!!!
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