Vintage Dresden Plate Quilt

This is a quilt made by the grandmother of my friend, Cathy.  The print fabrics, and probably the solid yellow as well, appear to be from the 1930s.  It was quilted, however, using a more modern polyester batting, so I suspect that the top was probably completed in the 1930s or 1940s, and was then quilted at a later date.  The quilt has been lovingly used for a long time, so some of the fabrics had completely disintegrated, while others were just beginning to shred.  To extend the life of the quilt, I repaired 30 of the plate pieces by appliqueing and quilting authentic fabrics from the period on top of the damaged fabrics.  I’m pretty happy to give this sweet old quilt a second chance.

Vintage Dresden Plate Quilt
71″ x 86″

I put safety pins on the repaired blades.

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