Long Lost Dresdens

I finished appliquéing one block (left) and started another (right).

         dresden plate blocks 

As I work on these I find it odd that they appeal to me.  1940’s quilt blocks don’t seem like a fit with the fabric painting or the pictorial quilts I enjoy so much.


My love affair with antique fabric started purely by accident.  When I went to the first Quilt Festival in Chicago several years ago, a friend suggested I buy myself something special that I wouldn’t normally buy.  I bought a piece of aqua feedsack material with pink and white print.  I remember her surprise when I told her.  Then I discovered Ebay, and the rest was history.


The Dresden plate is my favorite classic quilt pattern.  If I ever finish this set, I’ve got a few more waiting in the wings.

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