It’s time for my Bunny Hill Scrappy Plate Club!  If you’ve always wanted to make a Dresden Plate quilt then you’re going to have so much fun!   Every month for the next 6 months I’ll be sharing pictures, tutorials and directions to make a wonderful Dresden Plate quilt!   You’ll have a completed quilt before the end of the year and have a great time along the way.  It’s a chance to use your stash, meet new friends, get creative, and maybe win some prizes and treats.  Are you ready?

First choose your fabrics!  You’ll need 20 to 30 different fabrics for the “blades” of your plate so get over to your stash and start looking.  I’m sure you’ll come up with fabrics if you think about it. Or, maybe it’s time to visit your local quilt shop and add some new fabrics.  Nothing lifts the spirits like buying fabric and quilt shops will love you.

I’m personally addicted to dots so I pulled every polka dot I could find, cut them into 4″ strips and cut away with my Easy Dresden ruler!  Once I got started I couldn’t stop.  I’m sure I cut enough for two quilts I have so many left over but I wanted variety and variety I got!  Dresden Art was created!

Each little piece became a Dresden blade like this!

See how easy it was?

Before I knew it I had Dresden blades I could stitch together!

And once they were stitched together…

I could make my first Dresden plate…

Oh my this is fun!

So join me in 2012 and make a Dresden Plate quilt!  Think of the colors you can use!  Try 30’s fabrics, civil war, batiks, florals…you get the idea.  Just make sure you have lights, mediums and darks in your fabric assortment and you’ll be fine.  You’ll find Part One of the directions on my “free” tab above.  This is what you need to get you started and it includes a diagram of the finished quilt.  Next month I’ll be back with Part Two so you have plenty of time to work on the first part.  You can grab my little Scrappy Plate Logo for your blog if you’d like and be sure and join my Flickr Group so you can post your photos.  I’m ready to stitch my first block down!

I’ll be back soon! Happy Scrappy Plates!

Anne

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