Sunday, May 10, 2015

Have a Plate of Goodness

Frances of the Off-Kilter Quilter fame is joining with me and we are doing a quilt-a-long! Or is it quilt-along? Anyways, we are both starting to do our favorite Dresden Plate pattern. The official start is today. I think Frances has started her blocks, I think. Actually, I am not sure. No matter. The rules are very easy:

1.  Everyone does this at their own pace.
2.  You pick your favorite Dresden Plate pattern.
3.  Try to make at least two blocks per month.
4.  Suggested sizes are 12 to 16 inches.
5.  Share photos! (We might try a flicker group)

That is the gist of it. Through the wonderful miscommunication oddities of the Internet, we didn't quite get together on launching this in a polished manner. Since it is Mother's Day, I was the one who pushed for today as a start date.

Watch for more information, perhaps some tips, maybe even a giveaway for those who participate! I'll fill in the details as time goes on. Show us your plates!

Sew-On!


8 comments:

Jaye said...

Here is the Dresden Plate tutorial from my blog: http://www.artquiltmaker.com/blog/2011/08/sampler-class-making-a-dresden-plate/

Hope it is useful.
Jaye

Jackie said...

I may just jump in and join. I made a dresden plate quilt a few years ago but I had intended it to be a doll quilt. Not so much. Here's a chance to make a mini dresden.

Sherri D said...

Thank you Jaye. I might share that in a future posting. Right after starting this, I got sick! So It slowed me down. lol

Sherri D said...

Oh you should do this Jackie! How cute would that be??? :)

theoffkilterquilt said...

I've started, Sherri D! Glad to see there's some interest. I'll post a podcast in the next day or so and see if I can drum some more interest up.

xofrances

Sherri D said...

Yay Frances! I actually TOUCHED the template pattern today. :D I hope to actually get a real start at it this weekend.

Sue said...

I have a ruler I've had for years. This may be just the push I need to get started on this. Mine will be more modern. Aka Sue in Upstate NY

Sherri D said...

Please DO join in Sue. It is such an easy thing to do. You only HAVE to make just one block. If you don't like it, you can use it in an orphan block quilt.

I hope to post tomorrow with more input for this endeavor too. Thanks for posting here!