Friday, February 10, 2012

Dresden Plate Version 2

This is as far as I got on this top Wednesday evening.  It is approximately 60 by 78 at this point.  I took it to Sally's yesterday and we tried out some of her extensive collection of Kaffe Fassett prints as potential borders. 

As we were in Raleigh this morning, I stopped at Wish Upon A Quilt to check out their Kaffe inventory.  Nothing that said "buy me!" but then an Amy Butler with the right colors caught my eye.  I also found a good choice for the backing.  So after lunch we came back home and I was able to get the borders on and the backing and binding made.

Although the picture doesn't show it the background is a great match with the center of the inner border. The top ended up being 74 x 88" and I"m satisfied with that size.  Now I need to trim the background fabric from behind the applique and it will be ready to layer and quilt.

I love those little white dots that mimic the dots in the background of the quilt center.

The background/binding  fabric and the backing fabric.

Looking back, I see that I started this quilt in February last year.  I found a tutorial for making this block at Luriline's Place blog found at

Thanks to Carole for treating me to an evening of culture.  We went to the Symphony.  Guest conductor, Christian Knapp and the cello soloist were outstanding!

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