After talking with Barb yesterday about her 1st quilt I thought I'd put mine out there. I thought she started quilting with Jeanette and me way back when. I remember sitting on the front porch with our grandmother's shoe box of scraps cutting out each piece seperately using a template made out of cardboard. As we cut it out we would string it so the pieces wouldn't get scattered and all we needed to do was pull off one piece at a time. For me this was about 40 some years ago. For Barb it was a little (little) less.
Anyway I decided to make a dresden plate, the only one I've ever made, and here it is. My mother and I quilted it about 35 years ago (as you can tell) and I have used it ALOT. For a long time this was the only quilt I had.
Here is a closer view. All the plates look like this. In some places there is nothing but the top stitch thread. My girls used it for entertainment by pulling the fabric.
They really went to town on the back. My son-in-law doesn't like to sleep under this - I wonder why
If any quilt is in need of a makeover it is this one. Even though it is in rags I can't bear to get rid of it and it doesn't seem to get close enough to the top of the stack to be worked on. So my 1st quilt still goes on.