Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Several years ago I bought a box of hand stitched vintage dresden plate quilt blocks at the estate auction of a local philanthropist. The outer curved edge and center were turned under and basted ready for applique to a background block. the plates are almost 16" in diameter. There are 18 of them. None of them lie flat. They are stained but not worn or faded. There are small prints , large prints, feedsacks, geometrics and novelties.
The plates were purchased "just because". Just because someone had put a lot of time into the cutting and stitching. Just because vintage textiles provide my connection to the "good ole days". Just because the auctioneer couldn't get a bid and I couldn't let them be thrown in the junk pile.
Background, sashing, and border fabrics have now been purchased. Three plates are appliqued to a black and tan dot print. Nine more to finish to make a quilt top. Someone's UFO has been upgraded to my WIP. F&F quilt will be donated to local library,favorite charity of the original owner.