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!
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!)
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!
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!
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.
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! 🙂
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 😀
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!!