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Delightful Dresden Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 28
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 14

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A mother's love A mother’s love
By: Hillbilly Tonya, Missouri, USA

The dresden plates in this quilt are all made from hand made vintage clothing. It is titled A MOTHERS LOVE because the clothes were made for little girls, and the mother died while they were still little. I made two quilts; one for each sister. Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing did the longarm work.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"

Batik Dresdens Batik Dresdens
By: Rhianon Taylor, United Kingdom

I made this quilt as a birthday gift for my sister. I used bright batiks on black background, then used a sparkly thread to machine quilt the background. My sister loves her quilt.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 74"

Birthday Pillow for my Mom's 82nd Birthday Pillow for my Mom’s 82nd
By: Nancy Lee, Missouri, USA

My Mom lives in a local nursing home and for her 82nd birthday this past January we gave her a surprise party. I made her this pillow to brighten up her bedroom..

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Birthday Plates Birthday Plates
By: DawnasFolkArt, Washington, USA

My mother made a request for a queen-sized quilt that was “bright and cheery” so I made her this Dresden Plate quilt using reproduction fabrics that would have been popular when she was born and gave it to her for her birthday last year. It looks quite cheerful on her bed!

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 90"

blue and white dresdens blue and white dresdens
By: Kristine, Australia

I made this quilt for my brother and his wife as a wedding present. All quilting was done by hand, i was very proud of this quilt at the time as it was only the 3rd quilt i ever finished.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 74"

Cath Kidston Dresden Plate Tote Bag My Way Cath Kidston Dresden Plate Tote Bag My Way
By: Lone Jakobsen, Denmark

I bought a book here in Denmark and found also the Pattern/Fabric inside, and made it with my own alterations and added an inside to the bag with pocket, because it was some very thin fabric the bag was made of. Then added som ric rac on the outside and a button in the middle of the Dresden plate.

Quilt size: width: 10″" height: 12″"

Cheerful springtime Dresden's Cheerful springtime Dresden’s
By: Debbe, Indiana, USA

I always wanted to make a Dresden Plate quilt so, I decided to start small with this one. Now I hooked and want to make a much larger one.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 55"

Double Delight Double Delight
By: Gail, New Brunswick, Canada

One of my favourite patterns made to keep me warm in winter. It is backed with flannel and a wonderful cuddle quilt.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"

Double Dresden Flower Double Dresden Flower
By: Stephie Stories, Iowa, USA

This double Dresden was the first of many Dresden’s I’ve made. I used hand dyed fabric for the flowers and the border. The back ground is a green and gold batik. Originally it was much longer with a stem. I decided I didn’t like the stem so the quilt got a revamp. I love it!

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

dreaming of dresden dreaming of dresden
By: Katy Jones, United Kingdom

This quilt is based on the dotty for dresdens quilt in the Material Obsession book, but with Hope Valley fabrics for a more masculine feel (it’s my husband’s couch quilt). It’s a family favourite and is in constant use!

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 100"

dresden dresden
By: Theresa Johnson, Alabama, USA

Quilt size: width: 98" height: 108"

Dresden Calendars Dresden Calendars
By: Louise Rynkewicz, Illinois, USA

I made these Dresden Plate Calendars as Holiday 2010 gifts. After the year was over, the calendar portion could be removed and the quilt used as a table topper. Each quarter of the quilt circle has fabrics representing the four seasons.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Dresden Kansas Sunflower Bag Dresden Kansas Sunflower Bag
By: Paula Coleman, Kansas, USA

I made this bag for a friends birthday. She is a quilter and loves sunflowers. I thought it might be a nice bag she can use to take her projects to quilt guild meetings.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 18"

Dresden Plate Monthly Challenge Dresden Plate Monthly Challenge
By: EllenB, Michigan, USA

In 2010, I decided to make a Dresden Plate 12 block (12″ each ) wallhanging. Each block represents a month of the year. Some designs are my own and some are from patterns which I have that I modified. I did all the appliqueing, piecing, and machine quilting on my home sewing machine.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Dresden Wedding Dresden Wedding
By: Sue Preece, Australia

This quilt was a wedding gift for my Australian step-daughter Kymberley when she married her Canadian husband Scott in Northern Ireland where they originally met. I used her favourite colours and quilted it with Australian gum leaves, a maple leaf and a four-leaf clover to represent all 3 countries!

Quilt size: width: 81" height: 81"

Erna's Table Erna’s Table
By: Sheila, Georgia, USA

I found the dresden rulers on sale at Jo-Ann and really wanted to try them out on a simple but elegant center for a small dining table. I had a neighbors birthday coming up on saturday and thought this would be the perfect gift since she has everything under the sun except one of my creations! Voila

Quilt size: width: 18.5" height: 18.5"

Flannel Treasure Flannel Treasure
By: Averyclaire, Illinois, USA

Hand Appliqued with Blanket Stitch using perle cotton. I used scraps to make this flannel treasure from the leftovers of previous projects. It is one of my favorites.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 69"

Happy Dresden Happy Dresden
By: Scranda, United Kingdom

Lynne at Lily’s Quilt shared a Dresden pattern some time last year. I was originally going to make six, to make a full sized quilt, but then stuck at just the one to make a table centre.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

In the Pink Dresdens In the Pink Dresdens
By: Shelley C, Maine, USA

I’m always looking to make a new pattern for each Grandbaby. Jena was our nineth and born into a family of four boys so I wanted her quilt to be super feminine yet classic. I made the dresdens up in pinks and browns; what a gorgeous quilt for a precious new little one!

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 58"

Lisa's Dresden Mixer Cover Lisa’s Dresden Mixer Cover
By: Karin, Texas, USA

Lisa wanted a custom-made mixer cover to go with her kitchen border. I found these coordinating fabrics in three different towns and put them all together in a Dresden Plate. “Lisa’s Kitchen” is embroidered on the front. She loved it so much she asked for a matching apron!

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 14"

Mini  Christmas Dresden Mini Christmas Dresden
By: Julimond, Germany

A short Story behind.
Dirty and cold weather in August. The right time to try and sew Dresden Plate the first time in my life. And until today, i love all Dresden Patterns and Quilts. It became a gift for my mom.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Mini Dresden Journal Cover Mini Dresden Journal Cover
By: PamelaQuilts, Oregon, USA

This quilt is made to cover a composition notebook – it has flaps on two ends and binding at the top and bottom. After appliqueing my dresden, I outline stitched it with embroidery floss, then added more quilting in the background

Quilt size: width: 13.5" height: 10.5"

My sister, my friend My sister, my friend
By: Vesuviusmama, Virginia, USA

I started this quilt in a guild workshop learning how to make stack & whack dresden plates. I was amazed to see a floral fabric that I HATED become a quilt that I loved. I gave it to my younger sister at her college graduation, and I look forward to sleeping under it when I visit her. Hand quilted

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"

Natalie! Natalie!
By: Isabel, Texas, USA

This is my dear daughter Natalie’s quilt. She’s my sixth child, and this baby quilt is my favorite. It was my first try at a Dresden plate block, and it was so much fun! The ‘N’ in the center of the Dresden, and the birds, are hand-embroidered.

Longarmed by Amy of Amy Faith Quilting.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Rays of Sunshine Rays of Sunshine
By: Sunnybec, France

I was lucky enough to get some free scraps from Art Gallery Fabrics and made this table runner out of them. They aren’t my usual colour choice so I was quite pleased how it turned out. I didn’t have a pattern…just made it up as I went along!

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 19"

Sunkissed Sunkissed
By: Susanne, Germany

This was a present for my grandma. I used some layers of a Sunkissed Layer Cake and some yardage. Love those spring colours. Check out the quilting from the back. You will find a wagon wheel ;)

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Watermelon Whimsy Watermelon Whimsy
By: Watermelon Whimsy, Utah, USA

I used a half dresden to make these whimsical watermelon baskets in a variety of luscious red fabrics.
The handles are made from fuzzy chenille rick-rack. The flowers are pinwheels with black yo-yo centers. The leaves are shaped like watermelon seeds. The black crows have puffy 3-D wings.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 85"

Wedding Dresden Plate Wedding Dresden Plate
By: Cindy Meyer, Virginia, USA

I made this quilt for my step-son and daughter-in-law for the wedding on 7 April 2012. I finished it a week before the wedding (whew!!). My daughter-in-law’s favorite color is purple and, while each block has purple/lavendar in it, the purple batik sashing brought the quilt alive!

Quilt size: width: 110" height: 110"


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This post was published on April 13th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

8 Responses to “Delightful Dresden Quilts”

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  2. Lindy says:

    PamelaQuilts! I love, love, love the journal cover. How very special as well as pretty!

  3. landscapelady says:

    Such beautiful quilts! Hard to choose

  4. Cath Walker says:

    I love these items… simply stunning…
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  5. Grandy says:

    So much talent in this contest. All are beautiful!! :)

  6. Judy says:

    What talent these quilters have

  7. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto says:

    Ufa!!!!Que difĂ­cil…

  8. Judy B says:

    My mother was the quilter in the family and I inherited her works of art! She embroidered the tops and hand stitched every stitch.

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