Monday, July 16, 2018

Frieda's Platter Quilt

I am very pleased to share my latest quilt finish 

with you! 


It has been finished for a few days but I was waiting 

to get some decent photos.....


 which was tricky as it is a very large quilt

 (90" by 75") 

The pretty pieced back

AND it's Winter, so sunny, still days are few and far 

between.

I kept the quilting simple, to let the Dresdens shine!


I always like to give my quilts a unique name, 

especially when I use a traditional quilt pattern.

The hand quilting can be seen more clearly here....

So...Frieda was my mother's name and she was of

German ancestry, hence the link to Dresden, a city  

in Germany.


And 'Platter' because these are really big plates!😆


I had one block left so it was easy to use it as a 

label!


Quilt #95, "Frieda's Platter", measures 90" by 75", given to Helen

And here are a couple of photos of it in its  

happy new home.....

It fits the single bed nicely!


And the double bed too!


Happy sewing!

Susan


16 comments:

  1. How fabulous, Susan. I have loved this quilt idea from the very first fabric pull. The giant leaf print on the back is new to me. I love it!

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  2. And I am happy to see your lovely quilt! It's hand quilted and the stitches are beautiful. I mentioned before while you were sharing the progress on this quilt, I have really big wheels made with the coffin templates and I also want to appliqué them onto blocks. Thanks for the inspiration as always.

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  3. I LOVE your quilt Susan. It has given me an idea for a quilt I am wanting to make for my son & DIL and it need to be really large! The hand quilting is lovely. I think your cross hatch quilting is by machine?

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  4. Wonderful. The colours are fabulous. I finally made a Dresden plate block.

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  5. What a fabulous quilt Susan! Love the greens and blues together.

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  6. A great quilt, love the green & blue combo too! And so nice that it draps over the bed like that, my daughter is constantly asking for big enough quilts that do just exactly that!

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  7. I really love the way you have arranged both the Dresdens and the background fabric. Great results and great photos too.

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  8. What a beautiful quilt. I love everything about it...green and blue combined is one of my favourite pairings. It's modern with a vintage feel, just gorgeous! Your hand quilting is beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful! I like that not every block has a Dresden platter. It makes them stand out. The colors used are my favorites! I also like your simple quilting. It's a beautiful quilt to snuggle under.

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  10. What a terrific quilt! I love the layout of your Dresdens, with the negative space really letting them shine in the quilt. The quilting is so lovely, too--more hand work to show off hand work! Such a beautiful color palate, as well, and I really love that leaf print on the back. So well done--bravo!!

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  11. Great quilt finish and just love those dresdens….nice tribute to your mom

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  12. This is a lovely finish. I like the layout you chose and i agree with keeping the quilting simple. It looks wonderful.

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  13. Don't quilts look different on the bed! This is looking stunning and I'm sure you are very happy with it. The quilt label is the perfect touch.

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  14. I love that your mother and I share the same name. This quilt is beautiful!

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  15. Hello Susan,
    I like this quilt a lot. I love the colours and the Dresden Plate Layout with it.
    HUgs, Doris :o)

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