May 24th, 2010 - Blogger’s Quilt Festival


Well,  better late than never! I was away for the weekend and tried to post my entry but the internet connection was sooo slow I just gave up. I’ve posted about this quilt before and I still love it. I need a grand-daughter to give it to but I’m in no hurry for that.

 This is my version of dresden plates and it’s from Mum’s the Word patterns. It uses a jelly roll for the plates and yo-yos for the centers. It’s a fairly easy pattern and I enjoyed making it. The only thing I didn’t like about the whole process is all the lint and small threads that you get from a jelly roll. I had to clean my machine a few times.

 A close-up of the plate. It was quilted by Marianne of Canadian Machine Quilting and she did a wonderful job even with all the yo-yos. In the white triangles, she quilted a plate to match the pieced blocks. Very nice touch.

I hope you enjoy my entry. I have only seen 60 or so to date and I’m hoping to see the rest of the quilts today.


9 Responses to “Blogger’s Quilt Festival”

  1. linda Says:

    very pretty!

  2. Angie Padilla Says:

    This is pretty. I had never seen Dresden Plates with a yo-yo center. Love the delicate fabrics.

  3. Allie Says:

    LOVE it Mary-Kay! I’m with you on jelly rolls – I had to take my machine to the shop after working with one. This is so pretty and very unusual! Good luck getting through the entries, I’m not even to 200 yet!

  4. Susan-Claire Says:

    Hi Mary-Kay, thanks for visiting my site. Your quilt is delicious, such pretty colours.Those yo-yo centres are great.

  5. Susan Michele Says:

    Really very beautiful.

  6. eileen Says:

    lovely quilt. the colors are wonderul and clever center

  7. Miri Says:

    Charming Dresden Plate quilt…love the yo-yo centers.

    I finished a yo-yo quilt last December…you can find on the right side of my blog. 🙂

  8. Laurel H. Says:

    Lovely quilt; a Dresden plate quilt is on my to do list. 🙂 I love your blog entries about stash outgo and income; I definitely need to start keeping track of this myself!

  9. Sandra Says:

    Love your quilt. So pretty, when I first saw it, it took my breath away.

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