So happy to finally share my latest quilt design! I made this quilt almost a year ago and this month it is featured in Quilters’ Companion magazine. Quilters’ Companion is in Australia, so it’s a bit tricky to find elsewhere. If you are interested in the pattern for this quilt, you can get a digital magazine on Magzter.
Pattern also available to download: click here
Sunday Best (*edited: the pattern is now available to download here on this site, called Daisy, get it Here) is my colorful version of the classic dresden plate. I started with fabric from the Zen Chic collection, For You (Moda Fabrics 2015). This is one of my all time favorite fabric collections: so colorful and bright, with basic geometric and tonal prints. I wrote a Love Fabric post about it, Here.
In addition to the For You prints, I added lots of bright bits from my stash and the background is a variety of light gray and white prints, also by Zen Chic, from the collection Modern Backgrounds (Moda Fabrics 2015).
Teresa Sylva of Quilting is my Bliss did the long arm quilting…she is so talented! I used Hobbs Batting and Aurifil thread for all my piecing…both of my favorites!
I am really smitten with this quilt. I feel like it is so “me” with all the bright colors and prints mashed up together. Dresden plates are such a classic quilting motif, and they are just happy and sweet.
When I started the quilt, I was inspired by the classic dresden shape, but wanted to stir it up a bit. I debated about how to set them and how to treat the center, which is usually an appliqué circle. I ended up making the base of each fan shape a black triangle. I love way the center forms a little shoo-fly block where the four black triangles meet the sashing corner square.
Sew your own version today!