Friday, October 29, 2010

Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival!

It's that time again! I so look forward to the online quilt festivals. So without further ado, on to my quilt. I have had this quilt on my blog before but it was a long time ago so I thought you might want another look.

I call it "Mom's Dresden Plates" and made it to honor my Mom who passed away in the fall of 2008. She was 96.  She and I used to go to quilt shows together and I noticed she was always attracted to the quilts with Dresden Plates. I chose thirties fabrics because I'll never forget the day we walked into a quilt shop will a large display of these fabrics. She was so excited! To tell you the truth, I just thought they were kind of weird, but they have grown on me and I love them now. I think Mom loved them so much because the originals came out when she was a young wife and mother and the reproductions brought back so many happy memories. This quilt is very small, fifteen inches by nineteen inches. The blocks measure four inches square. I made more blocks than I needed so I used one on the label on the back. I also made these two pin cushions from another two.
I hope you have enjoyed my quilt and my story. Many thinks to Amy for hosting this event. If you would like to see more quilts and read more stories, go here. Thank you for stopping by!

47 comments:

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

What a beautiful little quilt! I love 30s fabrics and dresden plates, so it´s a perfect combination. :-)

Becky said...

Very pretty. I love the dresden plates! And I love when a quilt has meaning too. So sweet.

Karen said...

So, so pretty and what wonderful memories you have sewn into the quilt.

Nina-Marie said...

What a lovely memorial!! I love a quilt that has a true meaning behind it! Beautiful!

Shannon said...

I have wanted to do a dresden plate quilt. you have inspired me. Thank you. What a sweet way to remember your mom.

orchidlover said...

Gorgeous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Carol said...

GORGEOUS. My dresden plate attempt does not look anywhere near that pretty :) A beautiful memorial to your mother.

Kristen said...

Love, love, love this! I love those prints too!

OK you inspired me to get going my on my 30s Dresden again!! Thanks!

Chris said...

What a wonderful memory of your mother. I love it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm just amazed at the size of you Dresden quilt Jill! I love Dresden's too and they look perfect in thirties prints. Your Mother is enjoying it too.

traceyjay said...

Dresdens and a chain... ♥

Allie said...

Oh my - this is priceless - I love this! What a wonderful tribute to your mum.

Michelle said...

Such a delightful quilt, and a wonderful story. I must admit to being partial to Dresden Plates myself. Your quilt is simply wonderful.

Wendy said...

What a special way to honor your mother. I am going to make a dresden quilt right after I finish the Grandmother's Flower Garden hexagon quilt I have in the works. The hexie quilt is in honor of my grandmother. I like your whole pattern too.

AnnieO said...

Omigosh, those Dresdens are tiny--I'm glad you gave the dimensions of the quilt. It is beautiful. I really like the triple borders with the 9 patch corners. I'm sure your mom would have loved it too. Thank you for sharing this quilt's story.

Sue SA said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother, happy quilting Sue (Australia).

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such a lovely way to remember your mother. A very special quilt!

Cathy said...

Very nice, I like your setting. I've been working on a dresden plate quilt off and on for a while, need to get it done!

Miri said...

Sweet, sweet mini! I love 30s quilts (I'm showing a 30s inspired quilt today) and can imagine how excited your Mom was to see the fabrics from her youth back in a shop!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very pretty and a great story! Thanks for sharing:)

Jo Anna said...

I absolutely love your quilt! Pretty colors! I have a scrappy dresden plate quilt put together and quilted by my grandmother. The blocks were pieced by my great grandmother. Love dresden plates!

Anonymous said...

When I first saw your quilt, I would never have thought it was a miniature quilt! I just love it! What a wonderful way to honor your mother.

Myra said...

A wonderful Dresden quilt... 8-)

quiltmom said...

It is a lovely little quilt that celebrates and honors your mom. I never used to like 30's fabrics but they have grown on me too. ( I am not 96 either VBG) but they do remind me of fabrics my gran would have loved and there are some wonderful traditional quilts one can make with those fabrics. I love your pin cushions. You did a superb job of making the blocks -
Hope you have fun looking at all the beautiful quilts- I sure am!
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Karen said...

I think this is a great quilt and I love the colours. What a wonderful memory to have, too! You must be very patient to work with small piecing like this!

Michele said...

Couldn't be cuter! Love the pincushions too!

The Quilt Ladies said...

I love the quilt and the 30's fabric, we need to share our quilts more, thanks,

Mama Mel said...

Very cute! I love it! :)

Vicki said...

this is so pretty! thanks for sharing it.

mngirltx said...

What a nice way to honor your mom's memory!

Leslie said...

this is so beautiful...i love love love 30's fabrics.

snippetsandyarns said...

beautiful!
I love how much the look changes, just by altering the center & border color, while still leaving all the "petals" the same.

~ Meagan

by Daisy said...

i love your quilt and the story behind it. i have never tried dresden plates myself but love the effect, your Mother had excellent taste :)

i've also entered the BQF, it's my first time!

cheers all the way from Portugal!

Christine said...

I love the bright colors!

SplendorFalls said...

It's lovely and sounds like your Mom would have loved it!

QuiltSue said...

What a pretty quilt, and a lovely story about your mother too. Thanks.

Carla said...

How can you go wrong with dresden plate quilt! They are one of my favorites. Very pretty!!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love this so much. What a beautiful keepsake for you to have.

Rachel's Quilts said...

Wonderful story and a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

What a cute little quilt! I bet your mom really would have loved it!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I am so starting to love 1930s retro fabrics. They are just perfect for Dresden plates. Love it!!!!

Solstitches said...

The quilt is beautiful and I loved the story about your mom.
Lovely little pincushions too!

Margaret

Sarcastic Quilter said...

That is such a bright and pretty quilt, I want one!

A very touching story, too. I believe your mother would have loved it.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness - what a sweet sweet quilt. Sweeter still is the tribute! I love it.

SueR said...

I love all the minis you've been doing lately, and that was such a sweet story about your mom. Your BOM quilt that you finished in September is just spectacular. Well done!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

What a great reminder of your mom! Beautiful, precise work!

colourdujour said...

don't know how I missed your quilt on the BQF. What a sweet story and lovely quilt. I loved the part where she was excited to see the repro's in the shop.

Your quilt is a treasure.