Wednesday, 3 April 2013

A baby dresden

I'm having a go at blogging from my phone so please disregard this if it doesn't work properly.  This is my first little dresden with all the petals sewn together.... fiddly but fun.  When you make dresden plates do you machine or hand applique to the background?  Ditto for the centre circle, needleturn or machine?  

Till next time. ........... Happy Stitching ............ Nicky x

36 comments:

shez said...

very cute Nicky and i think you can do either but if it was me i would hand sew,have fun which ever way you choose.xx

Jeanette said...

Very cute Nicky. I hand sew. Hugs,xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Very pretty, I haven't made a dresden yet. Have fun!

JenniDMills said...

I haven't done one yet ... but all my applique (and I do do a lot of that) is sewn on the machine - satin stitched raw edges.

Lynda said...

That dresden is so pretty Nicky. I've only hand appliqued but I don't see why you can't machine sew it on especially if you think it may be stronger - as it's for a baby the quilt may be in the wash a lot.

Terry said...

It's so pretty! I machine appliqued mine, although I think hand applique might look better.

Schulz Family said...

Love the dresden. It is totally up to you if you hand or machine sew. I was going to hand sew my hexies onto my cushion and ended up doing them by machine. Looks good and pleased I did or it would never get done.

Maddy said...

So pretty love your gawjas colours... I'm hand sewing mine on but you could machine them on its your choice.

Kindred Quilts said...

Love the soft colors in your dresden. I usually hand applique, but machine is a great look too!

Leeanne said...

Dresdens are my favourite block!
I think your quilt will be finished well before mine. Your block is soft & pretty, what size is this?

Leeanne said...

P.S I have been hand appliqueing mine, but I have also seen them done on the machine. Once I saw the edges done with a fancy embroidery stitch on the machine at the time of quilting, so it is part of the quilting.

Seams Sew Together said...

Pretty Nicky, I machine applique as I'm too impatient

Maria said...

Lovely Nicky. You are so quick at putting things together. Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt - no pressure!!

Nancy J said...

I haven't done one like yours, but on my Mariner's Compass wall hangings, I machine the centre circle in, clipping it carefully, pinning into 1/8ths first. Beautiful shades. Cheers from Jean

Christine M said...

Lovely Nicky. The colours are very pretty.

Cardygirl said...

Super cute...what is its diameter? I needle turn the centre and hand appliqué the plate...always have and it is always lovely! Have fun.

Manuela said...

It's very cute.

Greetings, Manuela.

Noela said...

Haven't made a dresden as yet but it is on my list. Hugs....

Lyn said...

Love the colour combination..very pretty..the one time I did dresden plates I hand appliqued them..it has been interesting to read what everyone else has done

Fiona said...

So pretty Nicky... I have a dresden quilt on my wish list.... interesting to read everyones comments....
Hugz

suzitee said...

I haven't made a Dressen either, so I'm no help at all! I have one on my " one day" list though :) Your colours are very pretty!

Chookyblue...... said...

It worked.........I applique mine on......use some spots of glue to hold it.....I would applique the centre on top........

Annie said...

That turned out so well! Beautiful colors and looks so perfect to me. I never do applique so I can't help you out there. I'm sure either way will turn out great in your capable hands!

Carol said...

How pretty, Nicky!! And congratulations on successfully blogging from your phone! I'd say it worked perfectly :)

Julimond said...

So Cute.
I love Dresden Plate.
Iris from Germany

Michelle said...

So pretty, I love the colours!

Maree: said...

Beautiful Block My Favourite...Usually Hand Appliqué looks Nicer as a finish....you can Machine with blind stitch or tiny satin but Personally I don't like the finished look.
Cheers

Tatkis said...

Oh wow, such a lovely Dresden plate!
I love the fabrics and dreaming about making my own soon :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Cheryll said...

One of my ALL TIME favourites. You can do either... I usually machine sew and the project dictates what method I use. I like both turned edge and blanket stitch. You'll decide what is right for you I'm sure! :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

The dresdans are gorgeous, such beautiful fabrics...I'd hand applique both to the background and the centre circle...this is going to be such a sweet quilt...

Mrs Flossie Sews said...

Looks too hard for me. I've never made one!! Looks gorgeous though, Nicky!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your Dresden looks beautiful, lovely colors.

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Very pretty love the colors.

Val Spiers said...

The fabrics are so pretty. I imagine had sewing is the ideal but I always use the machine, even for a needle turn affect.

Aunty Bee said...


Very pretty Nicky, I always hand sew because that's the way I was taught and because my sewing machine hates me.

Stress Less said...

Wow. This is really pretty. I don't quilt but I sure do want to.

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