Donnerstag, 7. Oktober 2010

Dresden is not far away

As the name of this blog tells you, I live in Berlin, Germany.
I love this vibrant city, there are new things happening every day. People are open minded and creative. But unfortunately the quilting tradition didn´t grow big in Germany and when I tell my friends, I make quilts now, they are a little confused at first, because "Patchwork" has a quite oldfashioned mosty odour in the imagination of people. But when I show them the "blankets" they really like them. I am so new to quilting and I am fascinated everyday about the possibilities it gives and the wonderful artwork you can do with fabric.
I also love the traditional patterns like "the double wedding ring" or the "dresden" Pattern. When I noticed that there is a special tool for cutting the dresden wedges I had to have it. And this is what I am doing now. I am working on a quilt for my mother made from the fabrics she gave me, definetly not my style,) but they really suit to my parents home and style. I thinks with a little modern twist it will become a cute warm and cosy quilt, as a thank you for her giving me the tools...
Here is where I am so far. Cutting all wedges for five dresden plates, chainsew some little "prayer flags" and already finished two.
Stay tuned to see how I am doing the new dresden quilt.


P.S. Did I tell you that Dresden is about two hours away from Berlin? And maybe somebody can tell me why this pattern is called Dresden?

2 Kommentare:

  1. Your question about the name 'Dresden Plate' made me curious too...
    This is the only info about it that I could find:

    The popular name for this quilt, Dresden Plate, reflects the romance of the Victorian Era with it's love of elaborate decoration on household items and décor. Dresden, Germany was a center of 19th century romanticism movement in art, one that included the fine decoration of porcelain. The plates were embellished with elaborate design using flowers, fruits and foliage. The beautiful plates would surely have been admired by women of the early 20th century.

  2. Your Dresden plate is so beautiful!