Friday, April 20, 2018

the making of yellow plates

I spent an hour with my yellow fabrics, and cut out some blades for a dresden plate pattern.
What fun to choose tone and patterns to put together.
So this is how I did it...
After you fold the blade in half lengthwise, and sew across the end causing it to make a point, you sew pairs together.
I'm just stringing you along...
then sew pair to pair
quartet to quartet
til you sew the last piece to the first in a circle of happiness.
On to pressing matters...
press open
then give it a good press and put it on the design wall with the other two.
Heyyyyyy... it seems bigger... I measured it... what happened here?
Oh, it is bigger. Well, I am not remaking it. I'll make it all work.

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27 comments:

  1. Loving those Dresden Plates! I made a table runner a few years ago with Dresdens in a variety of sizes scattered around. It even had a couple of partial ones touching the edges. You are an artist so I'm confident you will come up with a plan that will make those sing!!

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  2. What a cute little iron you have! Love all your yellows!

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  3. Circle of happiness indeed! Cute dresdens!

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  4. Really cute, no matter the size. I'm sure you will come up with a solution.

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  5. Your Dresden Plates are do beau! and of course, you can’t lose with yellow! I’m sure you’ll find the perfect place for them!

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  6. What a cute little iron you have! Love all your yellows!

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  7. Those are pretty yellows in your Dresden! Looks like fun putting it together - that's a block I've never made.

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  8. I've never done a Dresden, though it was one of my grandmother's favorites. She made several of them over the years, and I can't think of any other pattern that she ever repeated. As I admire your pretty pretties, I'm thinking I should probably give it a try myself!

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  9. Impressive ... my mother's sewing machine sits downstairs gathering dust ...

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  10. Dresden Plates are so much fun. There is no rule that says they must all be the same size.

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  11. Love your Dresdens! I still have this on my list...perhaps one day! As always, I can't wait to see the finish!

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  12. Thanks for sharing how your blocks go together. Yummy YELLOW scraps were used!! Funny, how I just assumed the block was larger in order to layer the colors. Whatever you did, do it more and it becomes a design feature!!

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  13. Cute flower! And great little iron too!!

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  14. These are so pretty. Love that mini iron, too!

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  15. Beautiful Dresden plates - did you figure out what made the size difference? I inherited some that wouldn't lay flat....I took out one of the "blades" and then they were flat. Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday - I appreciate you. Judy

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  16. Really cute, no matter the size. I'm sure you will come up with a solution.

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  17. So pretty! I think the change in size is fine. It must be Dresden season, I'm also working on one.

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  18. Ooh, I like your Dresden plates! I was captivated when I saw Alex Anderson's guest make that style of Dresden's and rushed to my sewing room after scribbling madly down directions...a squirrel moment a way back then. The yellow makes me think of daffodils which are finally bursting forth everywhere here.

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  19. Just lovely collection of Dresden plates...I like the yellows you chose--very Springlike...hugs, Julierose

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  20. Hi LeeAnna I do so like your dry humour I giggle as I read through your blog. Love your blade Dresden blocks, and the best part they grow so quickly if you do them by machine, when I think of the dozens and dozens I made with English paper piecing 20 years ago !!!! Big Hugs Glenda PS love the wee iron second one I’ve seen today?

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  21. It always amazes me that no matter how much we measure and check sometimes the math just seems to do its own thing. Lovely little dresdens and I like the way the yellow frames the green one - you could stack one on top of the other for a lovely effect.

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  22. Those yellows are just beautiful! I got a chuckle out of your stringing you along pun. I do love a great pun!

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  23. Beautiful! Putting the green plate on top of the yellow plate works well too!

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