Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dresden Plate Workshop

It was a fun filled day at Fabric Etc where six of us got busy cutting and sewing and pressing. What a blast, nothing like going to teach a class where some of the students have already made the project! This is S.G.'s interpretation of the pattern.

Everyone got a full plate completed and appliqued onto their background, except for one student.  That was because she was having so much fun making blades.  K had several pieced in advance of class, and made a few more great ones with stripes and dots. This is going to be fabulous when it's all together.

A printed background was Y's choice, and we were loving this once it was all together.

Another one of KM's plates.
Some students loved the green and grey sample and worked right off of that, what a compliment that was.  I always assume something needs tweaked in the second version, but these gals were happy with my decisions

There were also lots of blades prepped for their next session in their studio.

.Since the teacher needed to demo the steps, I've started another top.  Mine is, so far, in blacks and whites.  I might add in some red and whites and see where it takes me.  I have a drawer of black/white prints, maybe I'll stick to that. You'll just have to stop back again to see where the wind takes me with this one.

Thank you, ladies, for a fabulous day.  It poured rain outside, a perfect day for sewing inside.  No minds were wandering to their yard work.  That would wait for another day!

I've since taught this class a second time, everyone was using the grey and green fabric collection and here is Marjorie's center plates.  They pinned it over top of my class sample to see the finished effect.
Love the bottom center plate, using the spine of the fabric motif is excellent, and I love the mix of centers. Great job, Marjorie



Sharon Hughson said...

I love this quilt and have never been attracted to bladed quilts. Is there a pattern? Are you teaching some where? Thanks for sharing it. Love all the variations. I'm itching to try it.

Quilt Hollow said...

It's fun to see more modern versions!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wahoo! I just love what you're doing with the stripes in these Dresdens. Great quilts!

Janet O. said...

Some amazing plates here, Sharon! Wow! Talk about eye candy!
Must have been a good teacher for this class. : )

Nancy said...

Looks like a fun class. Love all these different fabrics they are using.

Mimi said...

OMG Sharon. I am really loving these blocks. I was having a hard time find a favorite. I do have a collection of pink/black and white and what fun it would be to use those fabrics up in a this pattern! Thank you for all the eye candy.

Tonya Alexander said...

Fantastic! Love all the combos. Very creative and such a great twist on a traditional block.