Happy Dresden Plate Quilts
Sometimes it's just the simplest of quilts that impress the most people! In 2015 I was asked by Windham Fabrics to design a pattern for their Storybook Vacation line of 1930s reproduction fabrics. I thought: Dresden Plates!
|Storybook Vacation Dresdens: 34" x 34"|
I made a few sample blocks and calculated the fabrics. These were going to be kitted with fabric and my pattern. This uses a 30 degree dresden plate template, so a full circle will have 12 wedges. It's a butterfly because I left off four wedges (2 at the top and 2 at the bottom).
|My first prototype Butterfly Block: 10" x 10"|
|Auditioned with sashing|
Such sweet, sweet fabrics, don't you think? Here's how it appeared in the Keepsake catalog a few years ago. It sold a LOT of patterns. I now sell it in my Etsy store. It is very scrap buster friendly.
|Storybook Butterflies: 34" x 34"|
Now let's see a few of my previous Dresden quilts made using the 30 degree template. This is the first one, inspired by a vintage Amish quilt from the early 1900s. This is about 25 years old and I still own it. And the Amish doll? I made one of these for each of my 3 daughters a LONG time ago. Yes, I used to sew things that were not quilts!
|Amish inspired Dresden Plate quilt|
|Feed sack Butterflies|
|Butterflies at Night|
|More brights and black prints|
|Feed sacks on Red|