The Dresden Plate quilt pattern was one of the most popular quilts made during the 1920s and 30s. It was first published in the 20s but not always under the name Dresden Plate. Grandmother's Sunburst, Friendship Ring, Aster, Dahlia and Sunflower are all names I've seen for this pattern. The Dresden Plate quilt block was named after the ornately decorated tableware of Dresden, Germany.
This Modern take on the traditional Dresden Plate uses a rainbow of cotton batiks partnered with the solid white and placed against a black background to make the colors pop. The black background and center circles in each Plate and the minimalist arrangement give a more modern look to the quilt. Even the back of the quilt is beautiful with it's solid black and white stitched floral design.
What are batiks? Batik fabrics are hand dyed with exquisite care in exotic locales. Each yard of fabric is stamped with intricate wax resist designs and cured in the sunshine.
This quilt is the perfect size for use as a lap quilt of throw on the sofa.
Measurements: 58" x 58"
Fabrics: Art Gallery Pure Solids (white / black), Anthology Batiks