Ok, this is not a quilt, yet! But its one of my projects that are slowly turning into patterns. OMG, for a distracted quilt nut, I raise my glass to those thousands of other pattern makers! Its a tough job for one who flits around the studio with my magic wand ruler picking and poking textures every ten minutes! Those of you who live in the Bulkley Valley, must know by now, the summer is hung up in the last postal strike because quilts is what we need to cover up around the fire. It helps with the mosquitoes too!
This next pattern is going to be an awesome dresden plate fan with a twist. As you know, I'm motivated to blend fabrics and someone emailed me the other day to ask what I meant by Blended Fabric Quilts. I thought, heh, that's a great segway into this latest quilt pattern. Yes, I actually hand applique the plates to my blocks, but I'll have both versions on how to do this in the pattern. I love to mix and mash fabric that are not in the collection on sale today! As you know, designers design collections, all the right color compliments to each other and so forth. I love collections, but why couldn't a person just mix and match 1991 collections with 2000 collections or 1970's collections with 2011 collections. This idea that all quilts must be made on mass from one collection repeated thousands of times, just kind of makes me feel like a drone. I am not a drone and this blog is all about how to take your stash and blend it into today's lovely fabrics.
As you know, I'm a fisherperson, woman, whatever, I like to fish. My husband is my hero, he does all the fitting of gear and then I get to fish. Below is one of my crazy Dresden plates in one of my crazy quilts.
Above and below are two examples of antique Dresden plates, these were done in early 1900's from New Brunswich.