This vintage pieced work is called Dresden Plate.  This “plate” has 18 pieces and lies flat, which doesn’t always happen, thus indicating a woman who was good with a needle.  This is my present project.20 of these pieced circles were found in my client’s mother’s home.  The fabrics are from the ’40’s, and maybe ’50s.  We appliqued them to muslin squares and those squares have been set with green sashing and borders.  Today I delivered the pieced quilt top, 96″ x 114″, and backing fabric to Carol, who will quilt it with her longarm machineThe longarm is manually guided to stitch the 3 layers: pieced top, batting, backing.  The stitching designs are not pre-set; Carol plans and executes the stitching according to what the top looks like.  (Note: this is not my project in the photo; just what she had on the machine today)

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