Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dresden Plate Is Where It's At.....................

It seems that there are two (that I've found) Dresden Plate sew alongs
this year--Bee In My Bonnet has put her 'spin' on this
historic pattern.  Why was it so popular during the early 20th century, you may ask.

"The popular name for this quilt, Dresden Plate, reflects the romance of the Victorian Era with its love of elaborate decoration on household items and décor. Dresden, Germany was a center of 19th century romanticism movement in art, one that included the fine decoration of porcelain. The plates were embellished with elaborate design using flowers, fruits and foliage. The beautiful plates would surely have been admired by women of the early 20th century."  
Quilt Doodle Designs has added her touch to this pattern with what she calls
'a mystery'.  Each month she'll have a different take on the center--

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