Sunday, January 1, 2012

Dresden Plate

A couple months ago I found a nice round oak frame at the thrift store for a ridiculously low price and couldn't pass it up. I decided to make a single Dresden Plate quilt block to go in the frame and set it on a shelf in my family room. The frame measures about 8" across so I made my own template by folding a circle that size into smaller and smaller wedges - then I added seam allowances and started cutting and sewing. After a rejected first attempt, I'm real pleased with the way it turned out!



The shelf could still use some tweaking on the right side - I'm working on it.



The first one I made was rejected - something went wrong and it was turning out way too big and had a gazillion pieces.....

16 comments:

Angie Berry said...

That's very cute Gayle and I love the colors that you used! Way to be creative to come up with something just for that piece! Beautiful quilt hanging on the rack.

Laurel said...

I love all of your red and green. I'll bet your house looks gorgeous at Christmas time.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

What a beautiful plate! It's great to find a wonderful piece to put in that frame!
Happy New Year!
Courtney

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy New Year, Gayle! The fabrics you chose for the piece are wonderful...love the red and green!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
The colors complement your quilt perfectly!
Happy New Year!
Pug hugs ;)
Lauren

Nedra said...

Happy New Year Gayle! I hope to do some Dresdens in 2012 too.

Trace4J said...

Beautiful! Just love the way it turned out.
Happy New Years!
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Karen said...

The round frame is a find and you made good use of it.

Janet O. said...

Gayle, I love that frame. I'm a sucker for oak no matter what wood is the current hot trend. And I love what you have put in it. So clever--it looks great! In fact--those colors would look really good in my living room. : )

Tolentreasures said...

Your shelf looks really nice. The big pieces of that made me think of the collars that my mom made my girls to wear over their shirts when they were little. They still wonder about that fashion statement.

Cathy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gayle, A bit late but I would like to wish you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. Your Dresdan Plate is very pretty and the colors are great. Love the quilt too very festive. Hugs Judy

Lori said...

What a creative idea! It turned out so darned cute!! I love the quilt on the rack too. Happy new year!

Stephanie V said...

Lovely idea! Dresden Plate is one of my favorite blocks.

Me and My Stitches said...

Very nice! And what a great, creative idea...love it!

TheCrankyCrow said...

That gorgeous Gayle! I LOVE the colors in that whole display - the new plate, the quilt, the little heart in hand....absolutely perfect!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

that is beautiful......
L