Monday, January 16, 2012

a little something to share

Actually, it's more of a big something to share, I suppose! I was recently invited to be a member of Riley Blake's Project Design Team! And I'm in pretty good company, if I do say so myself. Here's the list of the entire Design Team. 

Liz and 
Melissa Mortenson- 
Heather Jones- 
Jennifer Hadfield- 
Madame Samm- 
Char Coester- 

I'm beyond honored to be invited to be part of such a fantastic team of creative women and I'm so excited about all of the projects that we've got in store for you. You'll find a new tutorial from one of us every Wednesday on the Riley Blake blog, and the first project will be posted on February 1. We'll share all types of sewing and crafting projects, from quilting to garments to home decor. I'm already working on my first project for the Design Team, and I cannot wait to share it with you.

And if that weren't enough, we'll also be holding lots of giveaways of Riley Blake's amazing fabrics and notions, so you won't want to miss a thing! 

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!
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