Scrappy Plates

If you’ve followed along you should have your Scrappy Plate Quilt almost finished!   Can you believe how easy it was?  I’ve wanted to make a Dresden quilt forever and I’ve put it off because it looked like so much work.  Once I tried the Dresden ruler I knew I was hooked.  The ruler really makes it easy!   I hope you’ve all had a wonderful time making your own quilt.  Will you add a scallop or keep the border plain?  Decisions, decisions!  You’ll find the pattern for the scallop by clicking here Scrappy Plates Part Four!

To all of my readers who suggested books to read in my last post, THANK YOU!   THANK YOU!  I was so excited to read all of your comments and I now have a book list a mile long!   So that you’ll also be able to refer back to the “share your reads” blog post,  I’ve started a new category on my side bar called “Books To Read”.  You’ll find the post there.

So what book did I decide to start with?  I chose the “In Death” series by J.D. Robb that so many of you suggested.  I’m loving the first book in the series and can’t wait for more.  Thanks to you so many books are calling my name. :>)

Hope all of you are having a great week.



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  • Kim - You will love the “In Death” series. I don’t know if you have discovered the website, but if you go there you can type in JD Robb in the author section and it will bring up all the books and the order that they go in. You can do that for any author, not just JD Robb. I am up to number 18 in the “In Death” series and have enjoyed every one.ReplyCancel

  • Christie & Shellie - The quilt is just awesome – I love the colors you have for the sashing & polka dot border!! Beautiful!!!
    And you’ll love the “In Death” series – really good!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Moore - Luv your darling polka dot Dresden!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to try a new quilt style. I have had my top all done but made my Lenten project one of finishing some UFOs. I finished 5 quilts! I tried to post them all on our flikr page but had no luck. I cant wait to make more dresden plates but have 3 quilts to make for gifts by early May. My son and his girlfriend graduate from college in early may. My son is like the cobblers children who never have any shoes. I have never made my son a true quilt (only a little lap one he long ago outgrew)while his sisters have several each. My ladybug loving niece turns 40 so she needs a ladybug quilt n’est pas? She also loves her martinis and I found a moda line Essentials that has ladybugs and martini glasses along with florals. It should be a hoot. Then by June we have to completely move out of our house for a major remodel so my poor dresden may be on hold for a while. Thanks again for this very fun project!! Whats next?????ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Lovely lovely quilt!
    Thank you for showing it to us!
    Happy Stitching!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia - I just love your dresden plate quilt, the colors are gorgeous and you did a fantastic job with the sashing :)ReplyCancel

  • Perry Dauzat - Love the Dresden Plates you have done. Thank you for the instructions and all. I have put it on my “to do” list. The J D Robb series is a favorite of mine. Be sure you read them from the beginning so you will have a good feel for all of the characters. The main characters and all of the “supporting cast” are fleshed out as the series goes along.ReplyCancel

  • Diane R. - Your quilt is beautiful, Anne! Just perfect for spring. Thanks for the great instructions for the scalloped border. Can’t wait to try it. I’ve never read any of the “In Death” books by J.D. Robb, so I think I’ll just jump right in with you. I’ve been a fan of Mary Higgins Clark for years, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy these as well.ReplyCancel

  • Martine - Beautiful quilt !
    I love it.
    Thank you Anne.ReplyCancel

  • ~ Julie ~ - I think this is THE cutest quilt I’ve ever seen!!! I may just have to give this a try!!! Or maybe I should wait until I know a little bit (read that as a LOT) more about how to quilt! :)ReplyCancel

  • Tatkis - Adorable Dresden plate quilt!
    Have fun reading :)


  • mimi'sdarlins - I love your quilt, Anne, LOVE those colors and dots! I’ve gotten behind but intend to finish…such is life. Working on two different Dresden quilts (one is a UFO), and since that one will have a scalloped border, I haven’t decided about the border for the current one. I’m looking fwd to seeing how the group’s quilts come together, what an inspiring group of quilters!ReplyCancel

  • Helen - That quilt is adorable. I want to make a Dresden plate quilt one day and I think I will make it with a scalloped border.ReplyCancel

  • Paulette Doyle - Love this happy Dresden!! The scalloped border is perfect on this quilt!! Well done!

  • Barb - I may say this about each and every quilt that you’ve done, but this Dresdan Plate quilt is maybe the cutest quilt ever. (maybe I’m fickle and just love the latest – ‘cuz I love them all!). I’m going to make this sooner or later – thank you soooo much! Once again I am in awe of your incredible talent and your amazing generousity. A million thank yous!!!

    Thanks, toReplyCancel

  • Barb - Oopps – hit the wrong button and sent it to ‘post’

    Thanks, too, to all of your readers for sharing their favorite books/authors/series. I love lot read so these suggestions are fantastic.

    One more thing: Commenter #3 – Joanne Moore sounds like one incredible, prolific quilter – WOW! You rock, Joanne and your recipients are so lucky!!!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Your colors are wonderful and perfect for the season. I was wondering if there is a picture on flicker or anywhere else of the entire quilt? I would love to see it full on! Thanks so much…this has been a blast. I would never have done a dresden if you had not inspired us! I keep thinking of different colorways….so many quilts…you know the restReplyCancel

  • Sandra - Hi Anne, love the quilt I think it could be a favorite of mine. I haven’t started yet because life is interfering right now but it’s on my list. I especially love the scalloped polka dot border.
    I am reading the second book in the “Death Series” I started reading one in the middle and enjoyed it so much I decided to go back and start at beginning. Have a lovely Easter weekend. Blessings SandraReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Your quilt is soooooo gorgeous! I wish the timing had worked out for me to join in the fun, but I’m definately putting this on my to-do list!ReplyCancel

  • ina - EEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPP! I wanna make those scalloped borders!! Can’t WAIT!! ;pReplyCancel

  • Sinta - Oh Anne, you have come up with a gorgeous Scrappy Plate here… the polka dots send me over the moon!
    It is just perfectly adorable. I could spend the rest of the year making Dresdens. They are so vintage-ie and sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita in Ohio - Anne, your quilt is BEAUTIFUL! The colors are like a wonderland. Thank you so much for the sale. Happy Easter, Happy Spring, and TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Vera - Thank you so much for the pattern and instructions for the dresden plate quilt. Yours has been such a springy, perky inspiration. I had never made a dresden before but your instructions were easy to follow and I now have my very own just waiting for the quilting. I’ve enjoyed sewing this as much as anything I’ve ever made. The many color combinations that the flicker group posted has been a joy to follow. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • Pat from FL & MI - The quilt is beautiful! Love the border/sashing colors!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - I had to look the Dresdan Plates quilt picture again – sigh!!! It is so beautiful.

    By the way, how is Marcel doing? (and Mooch, and Bitsy, and Chelsea?)ReplyCancel

  • pam - It’s really fantastic! Love the bright colors!ReplyCancel

  • Letty - I think it is only fitting that your Scrappy Plate quilt is the ‘fairest of them all’. It is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for this really fun QAL.ReplyCancel

  • rental mobil - Very nice, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Richards - I know it is under 3 weeks to market time, but are you okay and in good health?
    Hope you are alright. Thinking of you.ReplyCancel

  • Dayna - I love this quilt..very cute pattern.ReplyCancel