Monday, October 3, 2011

Free pattern day ! Dresden Plates

The Dresden Plate quilt block was named after the ornately decorated tableware of Dresden, Germany. These quilts brightened many households during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Some fantastic variations and settings can be found in the free patterns below. (Note: This post was updated on February 26, 2016).


A Few Too Many quilt, 72 x 72", free pattern by Bethany Fuller for Windham Fabrics 


Chevron flowers quilt, 63 x 82", free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


Flower Dance quilt, 48 x 60", by Laura Gilvin for Studio E Fabrics


Dancing Dahlias quilt, 40 x 56”, free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics
 

Southern Belle quilt, 72 x 90", free pattern by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics


Award Ceremony Quilt, 60 x 72”, free pattern by Anna Maria Horner (PDF download)


Petal Play quilt, 72 x 72" or 48 x 48", free pattern by Brenda Ratliff for RJR Fabrics 


Song Bird quilt, 96 x 96", free pattern by Franchelle Contreras for Henry Glass Fabrics (PDF download


Fruit Slices quilt, 54 x 63”, free pattern by Whistler Studio for Windham Fabrics


Bright Heart Wedges quilt, 53 x 77”, free pattern by Tony Jacobson for Fons and Porter 


Chevron Kaleidoscope quilt, free pattern at Michael Miller Fabrics


Ring of Fire quilt, free pattern by Michele Muska for the Quilt Alliance as seen at Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine


Sentimentalities Quilt, free pattern by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics, seen at Going Home to Roost


Floral Faire by Project House 360, 81 x 81", for RJR Fabrics


Dresden Burst baby quilt tutorial by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs


Sunburst Baby Quilt tutorial by Shelley at Elsie's Girl

 
Fanfare Quilt, 60 x 73", free pattern by Chris Hoover for Andover Fabrics (PDF download


Fashion Plate, free quilt pattern by Barbara Jones for Henry Glass Fabrics
(PDF download)


Decadent Pear by Samantha Lee Walker for Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


Color Wheel Runner by Karen Montgomery for Timeless Treasures Fabric (PDF download)


A Day in Dresden 68 x 76", free pattern by Rosalie Quinlan Designs for Lecien (PDF download


Flirt Dresden Plate Quilt, ~50 x 50",  by Marinda Stewart for Free Spirit Fabrics


Dresden Plate quilt, 57 x 75", free pattern by Sandie McKann for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Dresden Blooms quilt, 68 x 88", free pattern by Jean Ann Wright for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Tuscan Wildflower quilt, 48 x 48", free pattern by Margrit Hall for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Milady's Mural quilt, 38 x 47", free pattern by Debbie Beaves for RJR Fabrics


Pi Pillow Tutorial by Alexandra at A Squared W
 

Circle Quilt tutorial by Julie Herman at Jaybird Quilts

  

Urban Couture quilt, 66 x 72", free pattern by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics (PDF download) 


Antiquities Medallion quilt, 43"square, free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics has 41 fan blades, and the tips are embellished with fussy-cut medallions:


Freebird Free Circle Quilt Pattern, 50 x 50", by MoMo for Moda, free download at Red Rooster Fabrics


Modern Vortex quilt, 52" square, free pattern by Debby Kratovil Quilts


Color Play quilt, 48 x 60", free pattern by Project House 360 at RJR Fabrics


Color wheel Block, free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


Strip-pieced Dresden Plate block tutorial at Quiltjane


Curved Edge Dresden Plate tutorial and free templates by Bari J


Semi Dresden Mug Rug tutorial at Samelia's Mum


Plates for your Table, plate charger and table runner, by Kim Walus at Bitty Bits and Pieces, for Moda Bakeshop



Dresden Table Runner, 15.5 x 60", tutorial at Mama Love Quilts


Flowers in the Park table topper by Susan Allen at The Quilt Asylum for Moda Bakeshop


Dresden plate sew-along by Elizabeth Hartman at Oh, Fransson for Sew Mama Sew


Dresden Plate Cushion tutorial by Rhianon Taylor at The Nifty Stitcher (Scotland)


Dresden Strip Quilt Tutorial by Jen Eskridge at Reanna Lily Designs


Image credits : All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links. If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com

5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, inspiring post. Thanks so much!!!

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  2. Absolutely fantastic post. Thank you for taking the time to put it together and share. So much inspiration!

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  3. My eyeballs are spinning. Amazing post!

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  4. Preciosos quilt enhorabuena. Un saludo. Carmen Fuster.

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  5. Just finished the binding on my quilt. I bought the hand pieced blocks at an estate sale, in Hood River Oregon. The quilt was quilted on a long arm & is beautiful. I will treasure that quilt forever. The quilt is now in Alberta Canada

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