Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Big Finish

I finished my Dresden plate quilt on Saturday.  I call it a big finish because, at 82 inches square, both of my associates (Mr. and Miss Main Street) had to stand on chairs to hold it up for the photo. 

Here is the border in close-up.  The Dresden plate blocks are 13" square and the nine-patch blocks are 3" finished.  The border is two 3" strips of background fabric with a 1" pieced strip in between.  The pieced strip alternates squares of background fabric with the fabrics used in the Dresden plates.  I didn't have much trouble fitting it all together, fortunately.

I think I am going to call this quilt Summertime.  I have a small collection of chintz patterned china and Summertime, by Royal Winton, is one of favorite patterns.  The colors in this quilt remind me of the china. 

You can find quite a lot of this china on eBay. 


Sarcastic Quilter said...

It is a big finish. I love it. :D

straythreads said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!!! I have a stack of the same fabrics.

carol fun said...

Very pretty! Love the fabrics and the setting. It does remind me of fine china!

Darlene said...

Stunning, Cathy!

It's just me, Alice said...

It is beautiful! I love the name as well!