Friday, July 19, 2013

Antique Dresdens

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These dresden plates were sitting in a box at a local antique store just waiting to be finished.  Someone spent a long time hand piecing and basting the edges, and after appliqueing them onto onto white background squares, they make a beautiful quilt.

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There are some really great fabrics hidden here…like these funky little pixel people:

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I got some great suggestions for how to quilt it on my facebook and instagram pages…and after chickening out…I’m sending it to my great long arm quilter.  :)

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31 comments:

Missy Shay said...

What a great find, knowing you helped quilt a piece of history!

EmileeHope said...

So beautiful! I love antique quilts...you did a beautiful job finishing the piecing-I will be excited to see it quilted!

Teresa Stanulis said...

What a great find! It's a beautiful quilt.

Angela said...

What an awesome find! Think of the stories it could tell! Can't wait to see it finished!
Angela

life in red shoes said...

WOW! That treasure fell into the right hands!
You can almost hear the woman/women that pieced these blocks breathing a sigh of relief :)

needle and nest said...

What an amazing find! I can't wait to see how it looks all quilted up.

sarahquilts.com said...

I can't believe what a great find that was! I'm sure someone in heaven is very happy to see it finished. :)

laurareid said...

Wow! You are a lucky lady to find that and be able to finish it! I admit, I'm jealous!

amy smart said...

I love when treasures like that end up in the hands of someone who appreciates them. I have a vintage Double Wedding Ring quilt top I've been trying to repair and debating what to do about the quilting part...I'd rather just send to the longarm. ;)

mindingmomma said...

How wonderful that you rescued these blocks and made them into such a beautiful quilt.
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Di~ said...

Wow, Allison, what a find! I love those Dresdens.

pcflamingo said...

How amazing! What a lucky find! I'm with you - I'd send it out to be quilted - I'm way too much of a fraidy cat to quilt something like that :D

You did such a good job on putting them together into a quilt - can't wait to see how it looks when it's back from your quilter.

Gina said...

Lucky Find!! I love the backing you chose too! :)

Kelly Young said...

wow! lucky you. What a treasure. I can't wait to see it all quilted!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Brianna said...

What a great find! I have several sets of quilt blocks that my great grandmother made and never put together-some dresdens, some complicated hexies, some embroidered, but all wonderful. I am terrified of them!

Karen said...

I love to go to antique shops looking for quilt tops or blocks. There's just something about finishing them that warms my heart!

Sew Much To Say said...

What a lucky find. Beautiful!

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Awesome quilt. I always enjoy checking in with you....great blog.

Jane S. said...

I love it when people rescue orphaned blocks and make something beautiful with them! :)

Monica Gears said...

What an awesome find. I remember having a blanket like that on my bed when I was young !!! It is beautiful

Noela said...

What a wonderful find and a beautiful finish by you. Hugs......

leanne said...

so glad you "rescued" these plates - now you have an instant gorgeous antique :)

Vicki said...

What an absolutely wonderful find! Lucky you....

lu-tec said...

I love it!!! Beautiful:)

kiss studio Lu_Tec

Michele said...

Congrats on the find and a beautiful quilt.

Actually Amy said...

Oh wow! What a great find!

It's beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished project!

Amy x

Meggie said...

What a great find...love the old fabrics

KaHolly said...

I love antique quilts. I have a 1920's dresden in my closet. You've inspired me to dig it out!

Ellen said...

I came into 29 Dresden plate hand pieced "plates". Did the same as you, in fact the two could be twins. Now I don't know how to finish the quilting. I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish yours. Mine is sitting sandwiched ready to do something but what? These vintage blocks are too precious to ruin.

carla said...

Very pretty!!!!

Sarah Elliott said...

Love 'em! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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