My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Dresden Pillow in Shades of Green

I have long admired images like these . . . . .

.....of the traditional quilt design called the "Dresden Plate."
I had no idea how the pie-sliced pieces went together but was glad to find  THIS  tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  

Step by step it takes you through the completion of a Dresden Plate quilt square.  

I chose these green and cream shades to cut my 20 pie/plate slices.  
They match wonderfully with my living room couch- after all -that's where my pillow was ending up!!

After about an hour of cutting, stitching  and ironing my Dresden was starting to emerge . . . . . 

And  then in went the matching centre circle.  Truthfully, I found this the hardest part!!

Sewn onto  some natural muslin, my shades-of-green Dresden plate made a lovely new pillow for my  cozy couch in our living room.  

I've had a busy weekend here at home - sewing, painting and re-freshing. 
 I have so much  to share in upcoming posts including the purchase of a new large piece of furniture along the lines of these :

Can't wait to share.....




  1. So pretty, Bronwyn...I love the colors you chose!

  2. Well done!! I, too, want to make a dresden plate pillow - now yours is extra inspiration for me!! I shall make one in 2013 - this shall be the year of the dresden plate ;o) Exciting stuff, J9 x

  3. beautiful! You're so creative.

  4. This looks wonderful. I'd love to learn how to do patchwork. Do you know of any good books that would help me start? Take care. Chel x

  5. Oh, gorgeous! This totally caught my eye at A Diamond in the Stuff, since I'm rather addicted at the moment to embellishing pillows!

    If you're interested, I have a "Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday" party happening over on Kammy's Korner! It's not a new party or anything, but would love some "new blood". :)

    Can't wait to see what you do with a hutch!!

  6. I love the colors that you chose. It's beautiful!

  7. I bought 3 old quilts this summer, tattered and worn, and one of them was this pattern.
    I want to make some pillows for my settee, once that is complete!

    Your pillow is lovely. Green is my favorite color. All shades. :) via CLH, Pat

  8. Great pillows!! Love them!! Stopping by from Sugar and Dots linky party.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2013/01/fun-fur-boa-scarf.html

  9. Love these pillows! The blue is my favorite-what dreamy colors :)

  10. What a lovely cushion. I'm planning on teaching myself to make one soon.
    Come check out my blog

  11. Wow! That that sure is pretty! Stopping by from the Best DIY Project of 2012.

  12. So pretty, I've always wanted to make a Dresden pattern, and now your encourage me to. I watched the video! Love your pillows!


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