Here it is displayed
This pattern is called "Dresden Plate" and requires a little skill to get all of the elements on the block. Mom was a whiz with difficult patterns and always loved the challenge. This was her first quilt in this pattern, but then she made two more--one for my sister and one for my daughter.
Now, if you are like me, you'd like to see the details of the quilt, so I did lay it out for you to see it in it's natural state--on a bed.
I did use the quilt as a bed covering for a while and had a blue toile bedskirt and pillow shams that I made to go with it. That was quite a few years ago and I don't have any pictures of the room.
The quilting was hand-done by a group of Mennonite women.
I was into bows at the time and requested them in all of the corners.
A closer look at the fabrics used.
And, then, as a reward for reading this far, I wanted to share a picture of a painted piece of furniture I recently spotted and thought was reproducible for those of us that paint our existing pieces to update them.
The style of the piece reminded me of many older pieces I've seen and I thought it was totally charming. I wish I taken a picture of the price tag for you. It was in a furniture store in Lawrence, Kansas called Winfield's. I love to go in and just browse their wonderful displays when I am in town. I was there to watch a KU basketball game. They won, of course! Rock Chalk!
Thanks for reading. Till next time...
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