Once again, I’m making Dresden Plates … this time, for the first time, curved edges, only 2 colours, using clear, bright colours, spots, stripes, geometric patterns etc…
Every year for the last 3 years a group of friends have had a weekend away at The Parsonage in Maldon and every year we’ve organised an exchange. The first year we made small 6 inch blocks in the style we requested, the 2nd we made bags for each other… you can see the bag Debbie made me here.
Last year we had a showbag, and we each bought something to the value of $5 for each other, and now for next year’s retreat in May, we’ve got a bit better organised and have arranged a Dresden Plate exchange.
All 9 of us will make a Dresden Plate, and provide each other with a background, some fabric and instructions. Between now and May 2010 we’ll each make a Dresden Plate in the style requested by each participant and will reveal all blocks in May. We’re handing over our kits today, so I’ve spent the week making up a couple of samples and getting fabric together.
Have provided all the girls with one fabric already precut into 8 petals, all they need do is add another fabric of their choice for the remaining petals and centre circle. I want this scrappy, so have made up kits with pink, red, aqua, purple, yellow etc. Will be interesting to see what comes back!
Like Jayne, I’m planning to make some extra blocks, have them already cut out ready to go, as I’m giving the girls my template. At this stage, hoping to make a single bed quilt to go on the ‘guest room’ bed, but may change my mind and go for a larger quilt for me!