New Tiny Dresden Plate patterns are now at the printer
and they’re available for pre-order on my website.
If you look back at our booth photos from market,
you can see these quilts.
We took pre-orders
for these at Houston market last month,
and I’ve finally finished
-instruction writing &
It’s a lot of work getting designs into pattern form.
I’m fortunate though that I can work around my family life.
I wear so many hats!
(Figuratively, not literally because hats & curls don’t mix!)
I’m really excited about the angel I designed for “A Joyful Christmas.”
The pattern includes designs for
a 16-1/2″ x 48″ table runner
& a 29″ x 36″ wall quilt.
Both have 4″ Tiny Dresden Plates stacked to form a Christmas tree,
perle cotton embroidery &
an angel or two, who’s wings are also Dresden petals!
How can you resist?
I know, I’m so clever… just a piddler really.
Give me some fabric & my brain starts dreaming.
As I was drafting the illustrations for these patterns,
my brain was getting even more ideas for quilts.
I can’t help it!
Next is “Tiny Bits of Dresden Christmas Stocking”
These also use my 4″ Tiny Dresden Plates,
but you don’t sew a whole plate.
Rather, you make the petals then assemble partial plates
& put them in various places on a smallish 10″ Christmas stocking.
If it looks a bit familiar,
you might be remembering it’s bigger version,
“Bits of Dresden Christmas Stocking”
that uses my Mini Dresden Plate Template.
This stocking is a generous 21″ tall.
I’m not sure I’ve liked a quilt more…
but I have a habit of my favorite quilt being the one I just completed.
I showed you the progression of these Dresden plates here
with the help of my new sewing mate.
I dreamed up the design last summer while working on my
I wanted a quilt that showcased both my
new Tiny Dresden Plate Template &
my Mini Dresden Plate Template.
I ordered the lovely
“Heart’s Content” collection by Laundry Basket Quilts from Moda,
then I started sewing…
Tamara Struckoff did a wonderful job of machine quilting it full of feathers
& my photographer did a great job of capturing its good side.
What can I say?
I absolutely love it and given another fabulous fabric collection,
I could see myself making another one of these!
Don’t dare count those TD’s.
Just buy the pattern & templates (if you don’t already own them)
& just start sewing!
I hope you’re in love too.
These & all of my patterns are on my website
if you can’t find them at your local quilt shop.
Until next time,