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... )