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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A New Toddler Quilt

   My son's girlfriend wanted a quilt for her two year old daughter that was small enough for her to drag around, but big enough to cover her. She picked out a Dresden plate design she seen on the internet. It was one large plate, so wouldn't be big enough by itself. So I added some borders and corner treatments. Here is what I came up with:
Remember you can click on it to enlarge. Her name is Cadence, so I added her name in the bottom right corner.

I still don't have my markings washed out yet. The quilt is far from perfect. I am sorry to say, most times I am not a perfectionist at heart. I started this by cutting out the pieces before we went  to Pigeon Forge, TN for our yearly trip to the car show. I pieced and quilted it entirely by hand. I started piecing on the way down the 9 hr trip. Then worked on it of an evening while sitting outside on the patio in front of our fifth wheel. Then finished it just yesterday by applying the binding and stitching her name.

I like how the quilting on the dresden plate makes it look almost rounded, and more like a Dahlia. I loved working on this pattern. A Dresden plate is quite fun to do, and works up fairly quickly. My kind of quilt,lol

 A lot of the time, I was stressing these ol eyes out by working in low light conditions. Sometimes straying from my markings. However this isnt too noticeable unless one looks close. This is the first time I have  used multiple quilting designs. Most of the time it was an overall shadow quilting, etc. She is getting this for her 2nd  birthday in a few days.