2007 Quilt Show / Large Pieced - 1st Place
Marion Wise, "Not Your Grandma's Dresden Plate"
Not Your Grandma's Dresden Plate started with my crazy idea of trying to see how I would like Dresden Plates made with stripes as a focus fabric. (A variety, of course). The alternating blocks evolved from a hand-appliquéd block to a machine - in the end I couldn't tell the difference. Using a variety of background fabrics seems to make it interesting. I machine quilted it with a variety of thread and quilting patterns and thought it would never end.