Dresden Plates are classic quilt blocks that make quite a statement when featured in quilts! Choosing colors and fabrics for these blocks is an important part of the quiltmaking process, as they add so much to the look of the quilt. Kathy Delaney’s quilt, Walnut Grove, looks like it came right out of Granny’s attic with its Dresden Plate quilt blocks in reproduction fabrics. You can’t get more traditional than that! This lovely throw quilt pattern is a wonderful way to harken back through the years and add a bit of nostalgia to a space. Projects like this one are an excellent way of connecting with old-fashioned quilts. If you like traditional quilts that use traditional quilt blocks, you’ve come to the right place!
About This Quilt
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