Some of you may remember back in May when P. from The Way I Sew It gifted me this lovely Dresden Plate. I blogged about it here. At the time, P. was part of the Dresden Plate Party hosted by Kristen at So Happy. As P. blogged about the process and what she planned to do with the Dresden Plates she'd made, I put a not so subtle beg in the comment section. It worked! This lovely Dresden Plate soon arrived in my mailbox. I was one lucky quilter!
I finally decided that a simple layout would be the surest way to do this lovely Dresden Plate justice, and so with the wonders of EQ (Electric Quilt), I auditioned several ideas. This is the layout that I like the best. (With the exception of the black background, ignore the colors. I couldn't satisfactorily copy the colors in P.'s Dresden Plate, and the other colors are still up for debate.)
The Dresden Plate itself measures 13" in diameter. The finished wall-hanging will measure 24". The ribbon blocks on the outer border will be only 2" square. Might be a bit of a challenge, but they are very simple to construct.
I'm excited that I can finally turn my attention to this project. To that end, I did cut out the 16 1/2" black square to which the Dresden Plate will be appliqued. Getting the Dresden Plate wall-hanging project off the ground was a fun way to spend 4th of July morning.
I wish everyone a wonderful Independence Day!