Triple Play! Dresdens

Jenny, Natalie, and Misty in the Dresden Triple Play.

Fun fact: Jenny Doan used to be terrified of dresdens. (Dozens of little pieces. Loads of top stitching. Scary, scary, scary!) But then…she finally gave ‘em a try. And guess what? She fell head-over-heels in love! 

Jenny’s Design

Tiny Dresden Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Over the years, Jenny has stitched up dresden plates, dresden bouquets, and even dresden turkeys! (22 different projects in all! Watch the entire playlist HERE!) 

Natalie’s Design

Improv Geese Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Misty’s Design

Fancy Fans Quilt from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

For this month’s Triple Play tutorial, Jenny and the girls created 3 gorgeous dresden quilt patterns made with jelly rolls, layer cakes, and charms. Click HERE to watch the video – we can’t wait to hear which quilt you like best! 

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Dresden Quilt…Projects by YOU

Today I am thrilled to show off an amazing quilt made by Karen.  She lives in the UK and found our tutorials on Youtube, and wanted to show off her creation!

Don’t you just love the placement of the Dresden plates?

This is what Karen had to say about it:

“The quilt is my own, I made it up as I went along.

The quilt measures 71″ x 68″. As I stated before I used 4 charm packs, then added muslin for the background for the Dresden plates to be sewn onto. Each piece measures 21.5″ x 51″ unfinished. I then framed each piece with the rest of the charm squares. Then I added a flange which was a 1″ piece of fabric folded in half and sew round the outer edge before sewing a 6.5″ border (unfinished) on.

I also trapunto each plate by placing an extra piece of wadding underneath. The whole quilt was then handed quilted and a curved edge added to the corners before binding.”

Thanks so much for sharing your quilt with us Karen.  I just love the way it was laid out and put together!!  Beautiful!

Have a wonderful day!  It is Friday after all!  What are your plans for the weekend?  Are you gonna do anything ‘romantic’ for the Holiday on Monday!?

My kids are out of school again today, and I think we will make treats and Valentines to share with our friends.


Ps.  Don’t forget, if you are interested in our Bus Tour or retreats, let us know asap!

Projects: by YOU.

I just received an awesome email from Roxie.  She just wanted to show{off} her adorable table runner she made using one of our tutorials!!

I am a HUGE fan of the dresden plate and never get enough of the versatility they offer and how cool they look with ANY choice of fabric used!!

Check this out:  

I just love the way the colors pop!  She used Make Life, by Sweetwater!  Didn’t it turn out great!?!?  Roxy says it looks perfect in her dining room, too!

Thanks for sharing your project with us!


Ps.  If any of you have a project you’d like to share, email me pictures and we will put it on the blog for everyone to see!  sarah{AT}missouriquiltco{DOT}com

A new video…I love the Dresden ruler

Dresden Plate Flower TutorialYes.  Isn’t this just darling?  Mom whipped this out one afternoon and now I have another reason to be obsessed with the dresden ruler.  🙂  It doesn’t take much for me, obviously.  But I love how quick making one of these is.  Mom did a little video for you.  Have you seen it?  Well…if not here it is for your viewing pleasure.  🙂

A great, fast wall hanging to brighten any spot in your home.  Or to give as a gift.    ( and we could always use quick gift ideas!!)

Are you all ready for Valentines Day?  Any romantic or fun or quiet plans?  We have a ‘traditional’ dinner (stuffed french toast) and then I give the kids a little present and tell them why and how much we love them.  It is sweet and fun.

Natalie and I put together a little garland, you can actually see it in the background in the video, on the door behind Mom.  It is really easy.

Well, have a wonderful, happy Friday.  I hope that you have a weekend full of love and hearts…and some really good chocolate!  🙂

Easy (from the looks of it) Dresden Plate Tutorial

Thanks to niki in the community forum for bringing this to my attention, but Stephanie @ loft creations has a really great Dresden Plate Tutorial that makes it look a little more manageable and a lot less intimidating 😀

Stephanie @ Loft Creations
Stephanie @ Loft Creations

We love it so much we’re getting the rulers to sell in the shop and will have Jenny show us how to make it all go in a video.  Hopefully we’ll all have AMAZING success stories to share in a few weeks!!

Anyway, back to vacation! 🙂