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Custom quilting - Purple Dresden Plate

This gorgeous quilt has been beautifully pieced and appliqued by Edwina from many different purple fabrics, and a purple batik backing too.  She has made a stunning job of it.  Lovely, traditional Dresden plates.

She asked me to freehand custom quilt it, which I worked on and finished just before Christmas.  (Doesn't that seem soooooo long ago now?)

So I quilted it using a curved ruler, to define an arc in each corner of each block, creating a circle effect around each Dresden plate, which I then quilted a simple freehand flower with a background of pebbles.  I kept it relatively simple in the Dresden plates with ribbon curls and continuous curves.   A freehand feather and swirl border frames it nicely.

I really love the results though.  (Had it been mine and I wasn't keeping to a time restraint, then I would have also probably added some feathers or something similar within the unquilted areas of each circle... ) 












3 Comments to Custom quilting - Purple Dresden Plate:

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Jayne Emsden on 14 January 2015 22:07
Well done, it's lovely x
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Janette on 14 January 2015 23:20
Thanks Jayne x
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Kay Bell - Borderline Quilter on 15 January 2015 00:32
Lovely, I got a vintage Dresden made from real 30's fabrics in the queue too...to be simply custom quilted.....
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