Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vintage Dresden Plate Blocks



These blocks constructed with 30's/40's original fabrics and purchased from an estate sale, made up into a very pretty quilt with a repro. fabric for the setting triangles, centers and border. I used up all of that fabric so will have to use something different for the binding. About half of the blocks were already hand appliqued to the muslin and the original piecer had cut the remainder of the eighteen blocks and plates.

Although I am quite pleased with it I now wish I had used something other than meandering around the blocks. However it is appropo for the era and not an unpleasing effect.

In the centers are small feather wreaths and feathers also in the border. I had loaded the quilt on the LA before quilt retreat and started right into the quilting once I returned last week. I find it very appealing am thinking I may keep it, as much handwork as I invested in the project and as charming as I find the end result.
With no daughters or yet granddaughters to receive it, it may hang out in my house for some time and become even more vintage!


The backing is a cream WOW to coordinate with the muslin in the quilt which is unbleached.


It shows up the quilting nicely though I used a natural colored Bottom Line in the bobbin and So Fine in the top for a subtle result.

4 comments:

LynCC said...

Wonderful finish :D

Jody said...

Very pretty! Love the quilting.

Threeundertwo said...

Just beautiful! I love the fabrics. What a find. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Gramma 2 Many said...

It is beautiful, Ros. Reminds me so much of the ones my Gramma made:)