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. 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

  4. 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!!

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

  6. 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

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

    Here is what I shared this week:

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

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

  10. 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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