Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Garden Bouquet Quilt: Month 24- Dresden Plate Quilting Design

Not all the members of the Nancy Page needlework club wanted to use the leaf pattern for quilting the white blocks in the Garden bouquet quilt. They wanted some other designs. And not only for that quilt but for others as well.

Accordingly Nancy had other block patterns which she is suggesting for use. They are called the Dresden plate, the ring on rig and the rosette.

Each week she will give one pattern. When they are all printed she plans to start another quilt. It’s a brand new one and she won’t give a hint as to its plan or color scheme. But she counsels patience. You’ll see it before long.

The one she has today she calls the Dresden plate. She might call it the “Aster” or the “Friendship” or the “Album” pattern. It is planned for the quilt which bears any of those names.

In the quilt the blocks are made of wedge shaped pieces joined to form a circle. There is a circular piece appliquéd in center. And the whole thing is appliquéd to a plain white block.

These quilts are satisfactory in that they use up scraps of material. Even large patterned pieces may be used, since just a wedge is cut. Those large patterned pieces are not so good for flowers or birds, such as we have been using in the Garden Bouquet quilt. In that quilt it is better to use plain and small patterned prints. They do not distort the outline of the appliqué by their own figures.

In the quilting pattern given today the method of procedure is as follows: Trace this onto regular tracing paper. This is tough but semi transparent. Just one-fourth of pattern is given. It is wise to make a complete pattern. This is easily done by using center point as a converging point and repeating pattern three more times.

Carbon paper is useful for transferring pattern, or the tracing paper may be laid over the paper pattern. Since the tracing paper is semi transparent it is easy to see lines through. A sharp pencil will carry the design.

Now paste the newspaper pattern into the Nancy Page scrapbook. Once it is in there you have it safe for future use.

Take a pillow, a sharp pin and set to work to prick the tracing paper pattern.

There are regular perforating machines but the home maker does not need one. Perforate the pattern with pin holes placed about an eighth of an inch apart. The toughness of tracing paper purchased at a stationer’s- comes in to play in the fact that close perforation does not tear paper.

When the pattern is completely pricked, get a wad of soft cloth or cotton and the stamping powder or paste.

Follow directions given with these and you soon will have the pattern transferred to quilt.

Then the fun of quilting begins.

Quick Links to:

Month 1: Beginning Instructions, Urn, and Basket Instructions
Month 2, Part 1: The Tulip
Month 2, Part 2: The Saucy Bird
Month 2, Part 3: The Meek Bird
Month 3: The Cactus
Month 4: Lily of the Valley
Month 5: The Wild Rose
Month 6: The Trillium
Month 7: Canterbury Bells
Month 8: Nasturtium
Month 9: The Pansy
Month 10: The Tiger Lily
Month 11: The Primrose
Month 12: The Zinnia
Month 13: The Daffodil
Month 14: The Phlox
Month 15: The Poppy
Month 16: The Rose
Month 17: Balloon Flower
Month 18: Forget-Me-Not
Month 19: The Lemon Lily
Month 20: The Crocus
Month 21: The Violet
Month 22: The Border
Month 23: Leaf Quilting Deisgn
Hand Appliqué
Machine Appliqué
Alternate Method of Appliqué Tutorial
Biased Binding Tutorial

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