Monday, November 29, 2010

Design Wall

 Christmas is coming. This quilt is going to my nephew. I have the fleece for the backing, you can see it below. It matches the orange in the top pretty well. I don't want to quilt swirls on the top, I think that feels a bit too girly, so I might just do a simple straight line quilting up and down the top.


 The plates are coming along. I am going to make4 more of the larger ones, and then 3 to 5 of some smaller ones. I don't know the exact layout yet, but something like below. There will be a space in the middle and I'll put the smaller plates there. I decided to put them on background squares, much easier to applique the plates to. I'm going to be sewing them on the background by machine, so need to make the maneuverable.

To see other design walls, check out Judy's blog.

12 comments:

Kathie said...

I just LOVE how bright the plates are. Amazing how an old pattern can look so modern all with the change of fabrics.

Diane said...

If you made the swirls more 'circle-y' I don't think it would be feminine and it would contrast well with the angular lines of the piecing. It's a great quilt anyway you quilt it.
love the rainbow dresdan's

Big Rig John said...

I love the plates! What color is the background that you will be using? Can't wait to see this finished!

QuiltSwissy said...

Wow! A lot of work on those plates. Bur they look so good!

glen: and you know I love squares!

Chris said...

Both are such cute quilts.

Pieces of Time said...

Your nephew will love his new quilt. It looks very masculine.
Jane in KS

Jo said...

The colors are so rich...It's looking beautiful!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on finishing that top! Good luck with the quilting! The plates are really cool!

Kate said...

Post projects are looking good. Love the colors in your Dresden plate!

Gari said...

Your quilt top looks great and with a fleece backing it should be really warm. And, of course, I love your plates.

Charlene S said...

I just love your color wheel dresden plates. I really like seeing your process with that quilt. You have me wanting to do one too.

Allie said...

I really love the quilt for your nephew, the colors are awesome - I think you're right to do straight line quilting. Your plates are marvelous - this is really going to be a special quilt!

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