I finished two quilts from some vintage Dresden Plate blocks that I received from my mother-in-law. These blocks were purchased by her at a garage sale at the retirement centre in Penticton, B.C. The actual "dresdens" were pieced together - some by hand and some by machine... and only about three were hand appliqued to backgrounds. I finished hand appliquing these to the backgrounds. I didn't have enough of the original purple so I had to purchase some and these turned into the second quilt..... The fabrics for the dresdens are late 40's or early 50's and really are quite amazing.
I have a few orphan blocks from this set that I received - two large white blocks, two purple blocks - each different purple backgrounds - and 4 dresdens that need to be appliqued to a background. If there is anyone out there that would like these - please email me and I would be glad to send them to you. I cannot make ANYMORE of these - LOL..... and I hate to waste them. They might make great pillows or bags....
Thought for the Day
There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.