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  • bobw103
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    I know this was a while ago but I just stumbled on this thread and I wanted to say that I love this quilt! I am sure by now that it is complete. And I am so sorry about your quilt bag and original dresdens being stolen.
    Bobbi

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  • pdjewelrylady
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    Here is a picture of the NEW dresdens They are of course still in production but i Love them and wanted to share. each size has a different fabric set. the center circles i will coordinate to the backing which i want to change from the blue in this pic to a spring green. also i will add several solid color smaller ones scattered thruout. What do you think??
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  • novice quilter
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    Originally posted by pdjewelrylady View Post
    Ladies,
    I am so sad today. The sewing bag (a really cute zebra stripe with red and yellow and teal accents) was stolen yesterday while I was at the beach, with ALL of my Dresden Plates!
    That is horrible! So sorry someone stole your sewing bag with all your Dresden Plates! I have to wonder if they knew what was in there or if they thought they were getting something else. I can't imagine a quilter stealing this. I hope it turns up. If not maybe you could have a party and invite your girlfriends to help you out again. I bet it would be fun.

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  • shell.scraps
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    OMG!!! Where was it??? That's horrible!!! So sorry that they were taken.....I"d be soooooo mad!!!

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  • pdjewelrylady
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    Ladies,
    I am so sad today. The sewing bag (a really cute zebra stripe with red and yellow and teal accents) was stolen yesterday while I was at the beach, with ALL of my Dresden Plates!

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  • jrchapman
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    Originally posted by pdjewelrylady View Post
    I enlisted the help of a couple girlfriends and we whipped them out!
    I wish I had some girlfriends who could help me with the wedding quilt I'm working on. Ah well... I'll just soldier on.

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  • shell.scraps
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    Originally posted by pdjewelrylady View Post
    1 plate only takes me about 5 minutes to sew together and another couple to complete the center button.......... it was cutting the blades that was the time taker upper but i enlisted the help of a couple girlfriends and we whipped them out! ALL 72 plates (plus a few extras) are sewn, pressed and ready to be appliqued YAY!! I will take to the beach with me this weekend and sit in the shade and may just get this project together in time for a very special wedding present.

    You are my hero.... I can't wait to see this quilt...

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  • pdjewelrylady
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    Originally posted by shell.scraps View Post
    oh don't stress!! a little at a time....if you did something like 2 plates a week? how long does it take to do a single plate? there are no quilting nazis that make you do it all in one sitting!!
    1 plate only takes me about 5 minutes to sew together and another couple to complete the center button.......... it was cutting the blades that was the time taker upper but i enlisted the help of a couple girlfriends and we whipped them out! ALL 72 plates (plus a few extras) are sewn, pressed and ready to be appliqued YAY!! I will take to the beach with me this weekend and sit in the shade and may just get this project together in time for a very special wedding present.

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  • shell.scraps
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    oh don't stress!! a little at a time....if you did something like 2 plates a week? how long does it take to do a single plate? there are no quilting nazis that make you do it all in one sitting!!

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  • pdjewelrylady
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    Oh my - I think I am in over my head with the idea of a king size ! 72 blocks would be 1,440 blades!!

    maybe just a few plates at a time in between other projects - it'll be my UFO!

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  • sewhot
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    You lost me, at........ toooo much math. Makes my brain hurt!

    I think you girls are pretty straight on! Thanks Shell for answering this.

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  • shell.scraps
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    a king mattress is 76" x 80"

    a king with little overhang would be about 104" x 93"

    a king with dust ruffle overhang would be about 120" x 112"

    so I would go about 72 blocks so the config would be 8 x 9


    now this is without sashing or borders. you would use less blocks to make up the difference so that you don't have a mega quilt once you sash and border it.

    **DISCLAIMER** Math is not my strong suit...so these numbers may be off a bit.....anyone else want to weigh in with their thoughts on how this would plan out?

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  • pdjewelrylady
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    YES! that is the question!
    I think 64 14" blocks - which would layout 8 by 8
    would you agree?
    Last edited by pdjewelrylady; March 24, 2010, 02:56 PM.

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  • shell.scraps
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    The plate comes out to be about 12" across usually it is appliqued to a 14" square....

    so the question really becomes...how many 14" squares for a king size quilt...

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  • pdjewelrylady
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    dresden plate

    Hi Jenny,
    LOVE the dresen plate tutorial!!! Thank you Thank You!! makes it look "doable"

    IF:
    1 plate = 20 blades + 1 center circle
    42 swatches in a charm pack
    1 charm pack = 84 blades (2 from each 5 x 5 charm)
    What is the finished size of the plate? and
    SO - how many charm packs to create enough plates for a king size quilt top?

    Thanks!
    pdjewelrylady
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