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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 […]

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April 4, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Kim - You will love the “In Death” series. I don’t know if you have discovered the website fantasticfiction.co.uk, 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.

April 4, 2012 - 7:28 pm

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!

April 4, 2012 - 7:45 pm

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?????

April 4, 2012 - 8:02 pm

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

April 4, 2012 - 8:32 pm

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

April 4, 2012 - 8:38 pm

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.

April 4, 2012 - 8:50 pm

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.

April 4, 2012 - 9:42 pm

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

April 4, 2012 - 11:23 pm

~ 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! :)

April 5, 2012 - 12:43 am

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

Hugs,
Tatyana

April 5, 2012 - 5:51 am

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!

April 5, 2012 - 6:10 am

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.

April 5, 2012 - 6:24 am

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

April 5, 2012 - 7:06 am

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, to

April 5, 2012 - 7:10 am

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!!!

April 5, 2012 - 7:32 am

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 rest

April 5, 2012 - 7:40 am

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 Sandra

April 5, 2012 - 7:40 am

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!

April 5, 2012 - 9:14 am

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

April 5, 2012 - 9:34 am

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!

April 5, 2012 - 12:17 pm

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.

April 5, 2012 - 2:48 pm

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.

April 6, 2012 - 4:31 pm

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

April 7, 2012 - 10:41 am

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?)

April 10, 2012 - 8:25 am

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

April 13, 2012 - 7:23 am

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.

April 13, 2012 - 10:01 pm

rental mobil - Very nice, thanks for sharing.

April 14, 2012 - 6:23 pm

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.

April 15, 2012 - 6:07 pm

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

Scrappy Plates Part Three

If you’re making a Scrappy Plate Quilt, part three is ready to download.  Just think, by next month you could have a finished quilt.  Some are starting to show up on my Flickr group. Scrappy Plate Instructions Part Three My own Scrappy Plate quilt just came back from Lynne my quilter and just look the […]

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March 4, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Karen - Anne, It’s beautiful — I’m starting a little late but I have my 24 fat quarters and my background fabric and I’m excited. Thanks for inspiring me to get going on this — A Dresden Plate quilt has been on my wish list for about 6 months now !!

Love the quilting and the colors !
Karen

March 4, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Barb - This quilt (and the quilting!!!) is so beautiful!!! Ooooooh!!! So much gorgeous fun with fabric!!! I cantt wait to see all of it.

March 4, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Tami - Oh My, your quilt is amazing. I love it!

March 4, 2012 - 8:40 pm

Tamara Kemp - Beautiful! What more is there to say?

March 4, 2012 - 8:46 pm

ina - EEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP! Part 3 is here! Thanks Marcel…Thanks Anne..

March 4, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Leeanne - Looks fantastic, Lynne did a great job of the quilting.

March 5, 2012 - 12:19 am

Jennifer J - The quilting is amazing!! Of course, without an amazing quilt to start with, it wouldn’t mean anything. Did you tell her what to do, or did she do what she thought was best?

March 5, 2012 - 2:12 am

Renee - So beautiful. I am just discovering your blog and so glad that I did. Now to see what else I can discover.
I have just started quilting about 6 months ago and I am hooked!

March 5, 2012 - 5:27 am

Josie McRazie - I lOVE the quilting in this dresden plate!! Beautiful!!

March 5, 2012 - 6:27 am

Missy - I was wondering what size quilt this pattern makes? I am going to start on one for my mom in April, she needs a queen size, and I was also thinking of making a border with either fabric with butterflies or quilted butterflies for the border? I’m not sure which would be best?
This will be my second full-size quilt.

March 5, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Sara - Thank you so much for the Layer Cake fabrics! I won them on the Designer Mystery blog!

March 5, 2012 - 4:39 pm

pdudgeon - I’m so happy! i’ll be starting this quilt later this week. I’ve got all my fabrics and my eazy Dresden template should be comming soon. Now to stock up on blades and I’ll be all set. This is going to be such fun to make.

Love the quilting on your quilt.

March 6, 2012 - 11:32 am

mimi'sdarlins - This looks so pretty, Anne, and you have found a very talented quilter! I love what she’s done, has really enhanced your beautiful blocks. I am still working on my hand applique and going rather slowly due to other commitments, but I’m working as time permits and hoping to catch up this month. I’m enjoying the process and love seeing the inspiration in the group, and that’s the most important thing :)

March 6, 2012 - 11:49 pm

Larissa - Wow! The quilting in this is AMAZING!!! I have pegged this design idea for future reference and am looking forward to taking inspiration for my own quilting!! Always love a good dresden quilt!!!

Warning! Watch out for the Dresden Bug!

This little bug can be hazardous.  She may look innocent, but once you get her she’ll give you Dresden fever… …and then look at what can happen!    Kim came to work today and collapsed.  She collapsed from the weight of all the Dresden Plates she made over the weekend. She got the bug! Plates […]

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February 20, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Michelle B - LOL! You are just too funny! And those are gorgeous Dresden’s!

February 20, 2012 - 7:54 pm

Kristy - This is hilarious! What great pictures. Not sure I want to start my dresden’s after these pictures! Seems a bit addicting. :-) Thanks for making me laugh! K-

February 20, 2012 - 8:55 pm

Sandy G - Those Dresden plates are gorgeous! Dreseden Bug is a good bug to get if you have to get the bug! And of course the dogs are so good at taking care of us when we do.

February 20, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Janan Doster - This post is hilarious! Oh, but so true, I too stitched all 20 of my dresdens together this weekend. I used Amy Butler fabrics. It rained all weekend, I never even went outside! I don’t think there is a cure for this dresden bug either! I have all 20 done now, so I am ready to start stitching them down to my background. Right after I stitch together a quick Turning Twenty Baby Gift Quilt for Adalie!

February 20, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Sue Niven - This is one bug i would be only too happy to catch, Love this wonderful post, You have made my day. May you never get over it!

February 20, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Jennifer - Hilarious! I LOVE that little bug! Thanks for a giggle!

February 20, 2012 - 11:07 pm

Michelle - It’s too late… I have the bug too… it has reached all the way to New Zealand!

February 20, 2012 - 11:32 pm

May Britt - I too have the dresden bug in my house. And it is spreading in Norway too.

February 21, 2012 - 12:08 am

Leeanne - Dresden just have that way with people! I love Kim’s fabrics, yummy warm and country. Are they done on the sewing machine or EPP?

February 21, 2012 - 12:45 am

Annaleena - Oh, this is funny. I’m reporting from Finland and telling you that the bug has crossed the borderline between Norway and Finland. I think I have no choice but to sew more after seen those funny pictures.

February 21, 2012 - 4:13 am

Lorri - I am loving this new addiction! I made 8 plates over the weekend and cut out enough blades to make a dozen more. The only thing that slowed me down was the fact that my machine is in the repair shop! So I started making them by hand.

February 21, 2012 - 4:25 am

Ulla's Quilt World - Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world! http://quiltworld2.blogspot.com/
Yours, Ulla

February 21, 2012 - 5:13 am

Amy, a redeemed sheep - I got bit by the bug last year and I show no signs of stopping. What a fun post!!

February 21, 2012 - 5:32 am

Tanis - What a funny blog today! I LOVE it! I, too, have the bug. You didn’t warn us about this when you started this Scrappy Plate club! I sense a conspiracy…

February 21, 2012 - 5:33 am

Barb - This is the olny kind of ‘bug’ to get! I love how it has seemingly spread around the globe! I think I may have caught it now – I want to make some too!!

Chelsea can’t “cure’ the ‘bug’ – she just makes it even more fun :)

These Dresdens are just beautiful. What a great post. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

February 21, 2012 - 5:44 am

Linda P - Crackin’ up!! And poor Chelsea is a good sport!! Think I’ll jump over and steal a few plates before she comes to her senses!!!!

February 21, 2012 - 5:47 am

Vicky - Fantastic blocks! I love the look on Chelsea’s face!

February 21, 2012 - 5:50 am

regina chronister - wow those look so good, I love the fabric she used. Chelsea we love you too

February 21, 2012 - 5:59 am

Karen - Anne — you tell Kim “Bravo” — they are beautiful !! Love the color choices and the quantity !!

and thanks for the laugh : )

Karen

February 21, 2012 - 8:19 am

mimi'sdarlins - Oh my, I have also been attacked by the Dresden bug, but not to this extent! Lucky Kim, to have Chelsea at her side. Those plates are all so beautiful! Sorry Kim, I had to laugh when I saw the first photo, until I realized how stricken you really are….

February 21, 2012 - 8:35 am

Jean - So, Dresden Plates are the cooties of the quilting world? I’m assuming there are no vaccinations available…

February 21, 2012 - 9:21 am

Marcia - You know this could turn into a Pandemic. Quick call the CDC. I feel a need for a”Quarantine” coming on. Proper medications include plent of fabric, thread, sewing machine and hot chocolate. It may take some time to fully recover. Please extend my sympathies to the family of the afflicted. Only time will see them through this critical phase.

Best of luck on a less than full recovery. :)

February 21, 2012 - 10:01 am

Anne C. - Love the mix of fabrics Kim chose. She has given me the Dresden fever! I am inspired by her efforts. I thought I was too late to get started and enjoy the fun.

February 21, 2012 - 12:30 pm

maria do carmo pezzuto - Já chegou aqui no Brasil também.Tenho até onde contei…300 placas só faltando miolo,e mais 2 caixas de lâminas cortadas .Juro que não sei onde isso vai parar,se é que vai….Hilariante este poste ,obrigada.BEIJOS.

February 21, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Vera - I’ve been bitten too! I can hardly wait to start my next one. After seeing so many different color combo’s from the others on flicker, there’s certainly enough inspiration for many more. I just want to stay home from work and sew, sew, sew!!

February 21, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio - Oh that is so funny. I’ve got the darn bug too. Love it.

February 21, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Julie Love - That bug bit me all the way over here in Florida! : D I keep thinking of other combo’s to try. . .

February 21, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Joanne Moore - THat is soo funny! Thanks for the laugh! Gorgeous plates! So now I know how I came down with Shingles! Was wondering what could have compromised my immune system! Actually my quarantine is how i finished my quilt top! Eyeing my scraps for a recurrance of symptoms..Dresden that is, NOT shingles!!!

February 21, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Mary T. Salmon - Anne:
Your sense of humor will save us all from that darn bug!!
Love,
Mary

February 22, 2012 - 7:18 am

sndy1 - You are so right about the dresden being addictive. Especially how they are done using your tutorial. Great post. I have made 20 using all yellow so they look like a sunflower. Can’t wait to finish.

February 22, 2012 - 8:32 am

Louise - Thank you Anne and Kim for the good chuckle this morning! I love all of the Dresdens and what can I say Miss Chelsea is once again the star! My newest addiction is hexagons. Gotta love quilting!

February 22, 2012 - 8:54 am

Gran - The bug has not hit my area – yet – but I think I better start collecting supplies for when it does. LOL and what a wonderful post.

February 22, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Beth - I have been seeing sew many Dresden blocksa late;ly that I think I have the bug too. I hope I don’t pass out. ;)

February 22, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Sheila - That is too funny! I do understand how this could happen. Dresden Plates are so much fun to make. :)

February 25, 2012 - 2:25 pm

ashjoy - I don’t think I would mind this bug! I would happily go into isolation!

February 28, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Amy DeCesare - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha I wish there were more posts like this one!!!

March 12, 2012 - 5:10 am

Kathy Shaw - I am looking for fabrics from the Baltimore Bunnies collection. Does anyone have any left over fabrics they woud like to sell?

Dresden Progress

This week has been crazy.   Too much to do and not enough time.  I’m working on a new fabric line and it’s taking longer than expected.  A deadline is looming and I’m crossing my fingers I get it off to Moda soon.  I’ll be so happy! In the meantime everyone at Bunny Hill has been […]

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February 3, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Rachel - Your dotty Dresdens are so cute but I just love all the ones you showed us! I’ve only made one block so far (because I’ve been working hard on another project) but I’m so keen to make more Dresdens now! And especially since you’ve given us “permission” to machine appliqué them ;-) No more anguish over hand-appliqué! Plus, I received a bundle of new fabric in my chosen colours – yellow and grey – this week. Oh, I think tomorrow might be a Dresden day…

February 3, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Karen - Anne, these Dresden’s are just beautiful ! I am so excited about making a Dresden Quilt — thank you for the great pattern and starter info — and now for showing us these stunning blocks. Love them !!

Karen

February 3, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Leeanne - I love what you are doing. I must watch your tutorial.

February 3, 2012 - 8:36 pm

Leeanne - P.S I loved the tutorial and want to try it. Might I add a link to it from my blog?

February 4, 2012 - 4:26 am

Modalissa - Anne,
I love how fresh and clean your quilt is. Thanks for inspiring us all.

-modalissa

February 4, 2012 - 5:28 am

Lynette - Oh! That is so gorgeous. I just love the colors and combinations of the large and tiny dots. :D

February 4, 2012 - 5:40 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I’m so glad you started this Dresden group, it is such fun and so inspiring! It’s amazing to see all the different interpretations of these pretty plates. I machine appliqued by plates for my first Dresden quilt but am doing my Scrappy Plates by hand. I have to admit I’ve been contemplating doing my Le Jardin quilt by machine, just so I can actually get it done. I have all nine block kits still in the packages! I guess if you can machine applique your Dresdens, I can use my machine for Le Jardin….just this once…..right?
:)

February 4, 2012 - 8:13 am

Kallie - Hello Anne,
I am fairly new to your blog but am so amazed at your talent. Your dresden plate quilt makes me want to drop everything else (which is quite a few projects!!) and focus on making these little darling blocks. I absolutely adore the colours you have chosen and can’t wait to see the whole quilt!!

February 4, 2012 - 8:40 am

ina - yep, we’ve gone dresden plate crazy here! but it’s been a fun crazy for me. i don’t have fabric to design on a strict deadline. scalloped borders??!! that’s something i would LOVE to learn how to do. can’t wait. enjoy the beautiful weather…

February 4, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Stephanie in Mi - Love it, Anne!

February 4, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Pauline - Hi Anne…..your Dresden plate quilt is adorable. I’ve not started mine yet….but I have gathered fabrics 3 different times…..first it was floral pastels…..then it was a red and white collection of fabrics and I changed my mind again and have now collected limes and blues. I thought about doing it in 30′s too but changed my mind before I collected the fabrics. To night I’m going to cut the 4″ strips for the Dresden plates and then there will be no changing my mind again…but first I want to put the borders on a UFO….your Cinnamon and Cocoa table runner from a few years ago…lately I’m just going in circles and I wish I could stop as it is hard to be productive when you are getting dizzy. Hope you are having a productive weekend!! (o:
hugs Pauline

February 4, 2012 - 8:08 pm

KrisD - Anne, I’m liking what I see with your scrappy dreseden quilt. Makes me think Spring is just around the corner. Can’t wait to see the scalloped borders on the completed quilt.

February 4, 2012 - 10:11 pm

Tamara Kemp - I love your choice in fabrics. Polka dots are alway a winning combination! It’s beautiful!

February 5, 2012 - 8:19 am

Barb - Oh these Dresden plate quilt blocks are just to adorable! Can you even imagine how wonderful they will be when they are done! It is so much fun to see what everyone has chosen – so pretty and so much creativity out there.

Thanks, Anne, for such a great idea!

February 5, 2012 - 8:53 am

Carla - these are fabulous! Makes me want to do another : )

February 7, 2012 - 12:38 pm

kath - your Dresden ‘s are beautiful! I love that they are smaller than most, or they look small next to your needle? I have only made the really big ones so this looks sweet. I must click on the tutorial.
LOVE the fabrics used. None ever avail here, but so pretty.

February 21, 2012 - 6:05 pm

Patti Liles - If Kim needs help picking up the plates, I volunteer!!!!!!!! They are wonderful!