This quilt or table runner actually, was meant for a birthday present for my DIL in Australia, but her birthday was on the 11th, and I never quite got it finished, so now its a Christmas present!
I had alot of fun designing this quilt, after seeing a few Dresden Plates on Pintrest. I found a wedge ruler I had in my collection, and just strip pieced my fabrics and went from there having no idea how it would turn out.
As it is an 18 degree ruler my plates turned out rather large, and I was worried it would be too large for her table, but it fits mine, so should be OK.
Then I thought one plate would get hidden by a vase or bowl, so had to make three. Two would be wrong! :-)
All fabrics were from my stash and I had some yardage of white, so all worked well.
I managed my very simple machine quilting, by ditch stitching all the blades, then big stitch hand quilting every second blade and the circle.
I machine stitched about 1/2" out from the edges of the blades then did some free motion quilting.
I decided that white would be better for the binding. I usually scrap piece my bindings, but as the plates were so close to the edge of my miss-cut ( a little too small) squares, I thought scrappy bindings would detract.
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