Monday, January 16, 2012

vintage quilt monday :: dresden plate

Welcome back to another addition of Vintage Quilt Monday. Today I'm sharing one of my absolute favorite vintage quilts that I own. This Dresden Plate quilt was another one from the group that my step-mom gave to me, and it was made either by her grandmother or great-grandmother.

Isn't it amazing? And it's in fantastic shape. No holes, no tears, no fading. I'm assuming that it didn't get used much, if any, at all. It's so gorgeous, and looks to be completely pieced and quilted by hand. Amazing, right?

The colorful pieces of the design are made out of all sorts of scraps, from what I'm assuming are feed sacks. There are so many fun prints! And the edges of the quilt are scalloped, repeating the scalloped shape of the Dresden Plates, with binding in a dark pink cotton.

No words that I could write would compare with this beauty, so I just took lots and lots of photos to share with you.

I love the little pink appliqued flowers!

And I love how the stitching looks from the back of the quilt!

Stunning, right? And how great would it be to reproduce some of those feed sack prints into fabric? Maybe someday!


Jean(ie) said...

I absolutely *love* this quilt in so many ways. But then I'm of the school that one cant help but smile at quilts made from flour sack fabrics.

This would also be one of several quilts on my dream nap spot.

Thanks for sharing the vintage love!
Greetings from snowy and icy Washington State

Esch House Quilts said...

Gorgeous quilt, Heather!

I don't know if you are familiar with Aunt Grace fabrics, but they do some feedsack reproductions/30's prints.

randi--i have to say said...

such a beautiful quilt! i love the wonderful prints used!

Mishka said...

Wow, what a treasure to have. It's just beautiful.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Thank you for showing all those photos - this quilt is just beautiful.

pasqueflower said...

What a treasure! I love how the maker added the little red accent flowers.

Sachiko said...

What a pretty quilt! I love modern quilts, but there is something about vintage quilts that I really like. Dressden plate pattern is one of my favrites. Thank you for sharing.

craftytammie said...

it's amazing. i love it!

amy smart said...

Love it, Heather! The border on that quilt is so great. Also, I just love the prints in vintage quilts. Amazing how 'modern' some of them are!

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