Thursday, June 30, 2016

AMH Dresden Plate :: Finished








My Dresden Plate is finished and already being used!
I must admit, I like her very much, I enjoy looking at all the colors and the stitches while snuggling under it. She is cheerful, soft and comfy! I finished this quilt about a month ago, right before we left FL; about time to show and tell ... I was hoping to take photos at the beach, but that didn't happen.
I started this quilt last fall; I was inspired by
 Anna Maria Horner's Fan Dance Quilt, you can read more about it here.
This quilt is about 60"x 80" and is made almost exclusively with AMH fabrics.
I used 80/20 batting for the first time; I don't think it was the ideal for hand quilting, but I am quite pleased with the result. Starting at the top and working my way down, I quilted vertical lines every inch using a sashiko thread. Once I decided on the quilting design, it went quickly from there.
This quilt was fun to make, pure joy, I enjoyed every part of it.



Linking up with the 2016 Q2 FAL, this was no.1 on my list, and you can see my original list of proposal HERE

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45 comments:

  1. Pure joy to look at also! Congrats on the finish! I'm inspired (I want one).

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. I want to make this exact quilt. Oh, wow. This is so lovely, and I do love AMH!! :)

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  4. I loved this the moment I saw ti as a finished flimsy and it prompted me to buy a bundle of loominous - congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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  5. It's beautiful and I love all that quilting! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

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  6. Wow! this quilt is Amazing! Beautiful color and so alive. Great hand stitching!

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  7. Maryse, this is a beautiful Dresden Plate quilt! How did you keep your hand quilting stitches so perfectly straight and lines perfectly spaced across the quilt? I love these busy, colorful prints but I always have a difficult time finding a way to mark those prints that doesn't rub off or smudge during the quilting process. Congrats on your beautiful, snuggly finish!

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  8. This quilt is gorgeous! I love Dresden Plates and how you used the AMH fabric and colors is awesome. Congrats!

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  9. It looks stunning! I love the vibrant plates combined with eclectic backgrounds and the hand quilting is perfect!

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  10. It is beautiful! The colors are lovely!

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  11. I had a look at the Fan Dance quilt video and love the technique, however I LOVE your payout so much more. I guess my affinity to blocks shows through. I think your colour choices are fantastic.

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  12. Oops I meant Layout not Payout :-)

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  13. What an amazing finish. I love the color and your quilting.

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  14. Wow!!!!! This is such a happy quilt, I love the bright colours. The first block I ever made when I started sewing was a dresden, I am very partial to this design. x

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  15. I love Dresden Fan quilts and yours is such a cheerful one, congratulations on a great finish!

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  16. Just gorgeous!! Great fabric - I too would love to be snuggled under it looking at all that loveliness. Congrats on your FAL finish too!

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  17. So pretty and so true to the designer!

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  18. Congratulations! Your quilt is stunning.

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  19. Love it! Really like the two colors behind the plates.

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  20. Love it! Really like the two colors behind the plates.

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  21. Dresden plates are my absolute favourite! This is exquisite- definately one to keep for yourself and the sashiko!! What a beauty

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  22. Such a beautiful Dresden Plate quilt - congratulations! And I really like your idea of having half and half pieced blocks behind the plates. I wouldn't have thought of that myself.

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  23. oh that is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful quilt, no wonder you're proud of it, I'd be dancing from the rooftops :)

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  24. Such a great combination of a traditional pattern with modern fabrics, it's wonderful!! Congratulations on such a great finish, love your hand quilting, it's amazing!

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  25. Hi Maryse!
    I live in Sherbrooke, Qc! It's so nice to see your very beautiful quilt, I love both Dresden plates and AMH. Maybe we will meet one day by chance!

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    1. Jennifer, if you live in Sherbrooke, then we are not far from each other. :-) Thanks for the lovely comment!

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    2. It's an easy quilt to praise! If you ever attend the quilt show in Lennoxville in September, we are sure to meet as that is my guild... Enjoy the summer, I'm guessing you don't stay in Estrie in the winter! Happy quilting!

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  26. Oh WOW... what a stunning quilt! A dresden plate quilt is on my bucket list. I have purchased the ruler but that's as far as I've gotten. :)

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  27. Wow - this is just beautiful. Congratulations on an awesome finish. Enjoy using it.

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  28. And what a great finish it is!!

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  29. this is stunning, Maryse! I love it so much!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  30. This is a beautiful finish. They dresdens are perfect.

    http://mjaltomare.blogspot.com/

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  31. WOW! Gorgeous quilt! I visited Quebec a couple of years ago, and fell in love! What a beautiful city!

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  32. I have wanted to make a dresden quilt forever! Seeing your AMH quilt is so inspiring! Gorgeous times ten!

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    1. I just watched the AMH video...I'm sold!!

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  33. A great Dresden, especially with the background plaids and stripes. It is full of eye candy everywhere. Congrats on a fine finish.

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  34. Love this quilt! Now I need to make one of my own!

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  35. Love this! is this your own design? I have a fabric bundle that I think I will use to make one too - as soon as I saw it on My Quilt Fabrication I knew that was the pattern for that fabric.

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  36. What a beautiful quilt! I can understand why you've already been using it; I'd want to cuddle under it too!

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  37. This quilt is a beauty! Your quilting design is perfect for it too.

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  38. Splendide ! Tu as vraiment l'oeil pour les couleurs et ton quilting est magnifique. Félicitations

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  39. First saw this quilt on your I/g feed last May and it was a light bulb moment, because I had a stash of brightish plaids and stripes I'd been waiting to use. Hope you don't mind, but I have run with this idea, and made a 9 block version using all sorts of fabrics such as Kaffe Fassett, Regency Dandy, Philip Jacobs, and others too numerous to mention, with just one or two AMH as a nod to you and your original design. Thanks for the inspiration, and I will always acknowledge you as the originator when showing it to my friends

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    1. Hi Lynda, I understand the light bulb moment ... I had one myself while watching AMH's video. The quilt that you describe to me seems amazing, and I wish there were a way for me to see it ... You are a no-reply blogger, and unfortunately, there is no way for me to contact you, hope you see this!! I would like very much to see yours, pretty please!! I am glad I inspired you, the greatest compliment of all!

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