Thursday, March 18, 2010

Finished For Friday-The Dresden Plate Flimsie

Well, finished to flimsie anyway, it still needs to be quilted but getting this far was an accomplishment because hand sewing is not my forte and this required a bit to get it to this stage.
Yesterday at Huggy Bunch I worked on putting the blocks together and today got the border on this vintage 30's quilt. Thirteen came already hand appliqued along with another 5 pieces of muslin and a half dozen or so extra "plates" so I hand appliqued another 5 to make 18 for this on point setting.

Wait a minute, I had that all nice and flat Button! It never fails when ever I lay one of my tops/quilts on the floor Miss Button has to park herself on it! It's as if she is saying "Yeah Mum, this is a good one ."
Client quilts of course never touch the floor, they just go on the LA, but I often toss my own in- progress tops down to see how they look and before I can say a thing Button appears from nowhere and walks over and lays down to give them the nod! On the rare occasion these days that I hand bind a quilt she likes to come lay on the part that hangs off my lap! Dogs are so strange, don't you wonder what goes through those little heads?
I am loving this quilt and it's a keeper-I bought the blue replica fabric for the setting triangles and border and I think it complements the old fabrics in the plates quite nicely. I want to use wool for batting and muslin for backing and I'll quilt it with feathers. Can't wait to get a few other tops done so I can quilt this!
If you'd like to see the other Friday Finishes you can visit Litandlaundry who is hosts this celebration!

10 comments:

Loretta said...

It turned very nice and I can't wait to see it quilted and of course it is Button approved so what more can you ask for?

Lis said...

It's beautiful, so delicate.

Cheryl Willis said...

Looking good, gives me a layout idea for a piece I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to proceed with. be good cw

Christa Atwood said...

I can see that Button loves it too! :)

farmlady said...

It's always so nice to have approval from a canine companion. She seems very pleased with your work.
This is a beautiful quilt Ros.

Cheryl Willis said...

what size block is your plate on (it is hard to tell from the picture) I am trying to decide if I want to go with a 12 1/2 or 14 1/2 for my blue one. If I go smaller I can get in more blocks. decesions, decisions--cw

Miri said...

This looks wonderful-I love the soft freshness-like a spring day! Great setting for the vintage blocks and lots of room for quilting!

Heather said...

very nice quilt. Still one of my favourite patterns.

Mary said...

I agree with Button, a very nice quilt! I have the same problem with my Yorkie!

Rosalind said...

That is beautiful :o)

BTW I am a Ros too and check out what my dog looks like. Think the English Yorkie is pretty close to an Aussie Terrier in the genes department :o)