Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lacy Plates

Vintage Dresden Plate block
with "modern" quilting
My sister, my niece and I went to Dubois last week to the annual Never Sweat Needler's quilt show. A lot of the items of display this year were small, but a couple of large quilts caught my eye.


I was particularly drawn to a vintage, Dresden Plate quilt. The blocks, made by an unknown quilter sometime in the 40s or 50s, were all hand-pieced and then stitched to the background fabric. The woman who acquired the blocks did some minor repair and then let the longarm quilter add her magic to the blocks. I love the lacy edge around each "plate" and the additional lace where the sashing intersects.


The quilt was finished with "feathers" in the outer border.

11 comments:

  1. I love the vintage print fabrics. I'm amazed at how vibrant the colors still are.

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  2. That quilt is so detailed, gorgeous.

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  3. This is one of the prettiest quilts I have ever seen.

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  4. Wow! That is an amazing feat of quilting. So pretty!

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  5. Beautiful vintage quilt. I just love Dresden plates. i actually have one dresden block pieced in my UFOs that wants to become a pillow. I plan to hand applique it onto the background - someday.

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  6. Oh my gosh that is beautiful!! I don't think I have ever seen one more beautiful. I love the cheery yellow and the stitching is gorgeous. When I first saw it I thought it was one of yours and I thought, "Okay, Nancy has reached quilting perfection."

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  7. Wow, that's absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. I would have been drawn to that one also! Such a pretty color:)

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  9. The quilting adds the perfect lacy detail to this feminine quilt. It's BEAUTIFUL.

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  10. Oh that's stunning. It all works so very well together. It's busy and timeless, all at the same time.

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