Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dresden Plate in Progress

I took a break from organizing my sewing room and worked on my Sew Cherry dresden plate quilt top.
I adore this line of fabric ... very vintage looking and cheerful!  I needed some cheering up and just looking at this makes me happy :)  I can't decide what fabric I want to use in the center.  I have a cherry design I could embroider on my machine using the white fabric or I could hand embroider the centers ... I can't seem to make any decisions!

I will have enough fabric to hopefully make these quilt tops too.  I love these patterns with the cakes on the pedestals and apron.  Bee in My Bonnet patterns are just adorable. 

Speaking of cakes ... right now I wish I had a piece of cake.  I may just go bake one!  It may have pink icing :)
Have a great weekend!



LuAnn said...

I love your Dresden and the idea of embroidering some cherries in the center. I saw one somewhere that had fussy cut cherries from a piece of fabric for their center. I think it is about the time of day where a piece of cake and cup of coffee would taste good. If you bake one, I hope you post a photo so I can drool.

Marilyn said...

Cherries would be cute, but so would solids from any of the dominate colors. The patterns of fabrics look vintage. I'm too lazy for anything now. Maybe it will cool down and I'll find some motivation when it does.♥♫

Miriam said...

Your Dresden fabrics are very cheerful. I love the idea of embroidered cherries for the centre.
Those patterns are very cute!

Mmmmmm cake!!!

Betty Lou said...

Your dresdan is so cheerful, I think hand embroidery would be nice. Such darling patterns, they look just like you.

Bernie said...

Whatever you choose to do will be lovely, this pattern is so pretty. Travel safely this weekend ok.....:-)Hugs

Cindy said...

The last time I tried a Dresden pattern...I chunked it in the closet...frustrating. I love the material!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Melissah said...

I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and for everything chic and coastal

I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

So, did you bake a cake? With pink icing?
It would be so pretty sitting next to that gorgeous fabric, but better in our tummy's!
Love ya friend!
xo, misha

donna said...

Donna your dresdan plate is great. I too love Sew Cherry it is very cheerful fabric. She does has cute patterns.

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Love it. It is going to be a gorgeous qulit. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

My grandmother used to make quilts with that same design. Oh how I wish I had one now.

Denise said...

Showed my husband the beautiful chest after you painted it and he loved it, so now he is going to let me paint some pieces I have here.... Of course, him letting me is just to make him feel good, was going to do that anyway, but now I have his blessing.....

Mama Pea said...

That Dresden plate is just gorgeous. I have always wanted to do one, and I just may for that bee I'm in. I think they are pretty neat! Love the fabrics you are using. I can see why you're having a hard time choosing what to put in the center. They all sound like great options!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have always loved Dresden plate and your other patterns are really nice too. I love them both. Can't wait to see the finished quilts. Love & blessings from NC!

Gmama Jane said...

I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed reading many of your posts. I also live in Alabama, married my college sweetheart who was from Ala. and I was from West Virginia. I've lived here for 34 years so it's home. Our beach of choice is Gulf Shores!
I too love those patterens and actually have the apron pattern..still in the package.
Not having read your blog before, I don't know the circumstances of your precious daughter Amber's passing however it is obvious that she was very loved and is missed on a daily basis. A parent should never have to bury their child so my heart goes out to you as a mother of 3, Grandmama to 5.
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