I love Dresden Plates and …

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Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs! She has a beautiful website and blog and I have always loved her patterns and her fabric.  She does beautiful applique work and has great tutorials.

This year she is hosting a Scrappy Plate Club. It started in January and continues for six months and when you’re done you will have a beautiful Dresden Plate quilt! Each month she will give instructions to make a dresden plate block and quilt. Here’s what my fabric stash for this project looks like:



Don’t you just love chocolate and raspberry together?  Me too!  I have been waiting so long to make something from these sweeties!

Anne gives great instructions on how to make these blocks. Here’s what my strand of blades looks like after the first step of sewing:


Dresden Smiles


Once you have sewn the blades together, you will get a circle that looks like this:


Dresden with a hole in the middle


Notice the hole in the middle? That gets covered up with an appliqued circle. I machine appliqued my first circle.


Dresden w/ Machine Applique


Then I tried hand appliqueing the second circle, and I think I like it better.


Dresden w/ Hand Applique


I love these little plates so much that I just had to try them out before making them into a quilt!  Here is one as a center piece:


Dresden center piece


And here it is underneath a candle:



And of course it would look great under a vase:


Dresden w/ vase


My sewing basket needed a pretty nest to sit on:


Dresden w/ sewing basket


And don’t forget how nice a cup of tea would look:


Dresden w/ tea


O.K. Please don’t judge me:


Dresden w/ cosmo


Now we’re talking:


Dresden w/ candy


I hope you feel inspired to join the Scrappy Plate Club and give it a try. I’ll be back again with a progress update, so keep a look out!





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  1. I am a new quilter, started with three small projects. I want to make a Dresden Plate Table Topper like you have displayed on your blog. I cannot find directions (or hints) on how to finish the back. Photos only show the top and the center circle. Any clues? Would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.

  2. oh my…we are soul sisters
    i have tons of pinks and browns…
    LOTS of pink fabrics.
    love the roses, beer (notice NO label — but I love blue moon)
    longaberger baskets, pink depression glass (have lots of roses, baskets and PINK depression glass),chocolate and COSMOPOLITANS. I have a couple of wonderful pink and green depression glass martini glasses! making a “raspberry truffle” quilt — browns and pink half square triangles!

  3. I am SOLD! Haven’t been a huge fan when these were in a quilt – because i don’t plan to make a quilt! 🙂 But i love how you have presented the “plate” here. I am so making one or two or three! thank you!

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