Dresden Square

Background

This was a kit I purchased at the Sugar Town Quilt Co. on my annual trip to visit mother in 2011. The shop is located in Raymond, Alberta. Took my mother out for a drive so that I could check it out. There were about 4 or 5 kits purchased that year. I believe as of July 2012 there are still at least 2 not finished, and I just brought back 3 more kits purchased during this year's trip. It just doesn't pay to be visiting mother on your wife's birthday each year.

Unlike the more common dresden plate patterns, the center piece is a rectangle rather than a circle. Personally, I kind of like that better. Though there is a lot of good things to be said about π and its tight relationship with circles. (Babbling aren't I?) And, of course, there does tend to be a fair bit of wasted bits.

Barbara began work on the quilt on March 26, 2012. There were some issues figuring out the instructions; but, even though some aspects of the pattern ended up changed (e.g. the center blocks of each plate were rectangular on the pattern, not diamonds as in Barbara's finished version), we did manage, between the two of us, to sort things out. The top was finished on June 10, 2012

The backing fabric was purchased from The Quilted Garden. And, of course, Catherine, of said home quilting business, professionally machine quilted the finished item — using the "Luau" pattern.

On its return from Catherine's, Barbara finished the binding on June 7, 2012.


The Full Quilt

Nice vibrant colours set off by the white shashing. But, it barely covers the top of this queen size bed.

Have a look at a close-up of one of the "dresden square" blocks, a close-up of a different block, and a shot of the backing fabric.

Full shot of the Dresden Square 0102 quilt in greens, blues and browns.