Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dresden Plate Pillow

I have been in love with the quilting block 'Dresden plate' since making this block for Joanna in one my quilting bees :

They are surprising easy to do.. the hardest part is getting all the parts cut out. I think a lot of people get put off doing this block due to all those points, but really they are not hard at all.

I have a whole heap of Moda ' Basic Grey Blush' fabric left over from Isabella's quilt and thought I would make her a pillow for her bed. So ......... I thought why not try the 'Dresden plate' block again. Here it is on the bed :

Not a great day to take photos as it is a little overcast outside. Do you think it goes ? Square quilt with a pillow with a circular design ?? On the right hand side ( not shown in photo ) I have the bunting I also made her out of the same fabric hanging up. I will wait until a good day and get better pictures to give you an 'overall' feel of her room.

Anyway.... I really like it. I may have to make a quilt using these fabrics and this method.... if only I didn't have a 2 year old an another due at the end of the month !!


  1. I like the contast of circle and sqaure - and I think the quilt looks great.

  2. YAY for dresdens!! It looks fantastic :)

  3. The quilt and the cushion are gorgeous. That range of fabrics looks lovely in the Dresden. Yay you!