Saturday, August 8

Dresden Plates...auditioning background

It was so nice to have the day at home yesterday, I lit a rose scented candle and had a lovely day cleaning and rearranging things around...I got so much done, would you believe I actually enjoyed pottering and cleaning....I really did!

This morning I popped down to our local fabric shop to see what background fabric I could find for my Dresden Plates Duvet / Doona cover.....Hmm, not sure which way to go with this..

I quite like this small rose print...very feminine and romantic...would really suit the decor of the room...
This piece is from the same group / story of floral fabrics, but a little more busy

or this cream fusion fabric that I already have...I'll leave them out like this and let them talk to me for a while...see which one grows on me the most...

DS Joe-Da-Chef and family are coming down for the day tomorrow...now what to cook a chef for lunch!

26 comments:

  1. Hi Julia,
    What lovely fabrics they all are. I do like your dresden plate on the cream fusion fabric though. Looking forward to hearing what you decide.
    It would be nice to be in your own home again. Enjoy whilst you can.... you never know when the next " I need you Mum and Dad" will happen.

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  2. Good morning ( it is here ) from Holland Julia...i have bin following your blog for awhile now and i love your Dresden plates...they look like little hearts...very beautiful...i like the rosesbackground...it matches the plates so well....but ì am a "rosesfreak"...which one you are going to use will be right...it gonna be a stunning quilt, cant wait for the result....have a nice weekend...greetings Francien.

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  3. For me - definitely a floral, perhaps the second, but then I really like busy!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  4. I love Dresdens. I'd go for the cream fusion fabric.

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  5. What a lovely block! i also love the cream fusion fabric!
    Micki

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  6. Lovely Plates...they really show up on the Cream fusion I think...
    see what you like best..
    cheers

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  7. Hi Julia, I too love the cream fabric - I think it brings out the gold tones in the Dresden plate. Like you, sometimes I just enjoy being at home and busily humming along as I "play." Glad you enjoyed the day and I wish you and Joe's family a wonderful visit.

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  8. Hi Julia
    I like the Cream too :-) It lets alll the other roses fabrics shine. Cannot wait to see your centres.
    Cheers
    Lynne

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  9. I loved both roses UNTIL I saw the third choice (the cream fabric). With the cream fabric, ALL the fabrics in your Dresden plate show up well.....on the rose fabric, I think some of them have to really WORK to be seen...just my opinion. I'm sure it will be nice whatever you choose to do.

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  10. I love the Dresdens on the cream fabric! I think they get a little lost on the other two but that's just me. Enjoy your day! :0)

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  11. Julia the fabrics you selected are both lovely. If I had to chose, go with the floral.
    Just out of curiosity, have you considered a dark solid for the background? It will surely make them pop.

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  12. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. Personally, I would choose the beige but that's me.
    I would be intimidated to cook for your son! Unless he learned how to cook from you.:)

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  13. I like the first rose print because its different than the usual cream but if you want to play it safe, go with the last.

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  14. Not sure if you want advice but I love the first print, for no reason other than I like it!

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  15. The floral fabrics are a good idea for the Dresden Plate pattern. I am going to be working on A Dresden Plate quilt in reds, whites, and blues in reproduction fabrics. Your floral fabrics will make a very different look from mine. Also, petals will have points. I think the rounded edge is perfect for the florals.

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  16. Julia the Dresden Plates are beautiful. When you have more than one background you like it's hard and we have all decided to give advice, so I will go with the cream. I like the first rose one but I think the cream shows the plates off better. Good luck with your choice.

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  17. You have the prettiest eye-candy ALL the time, Julia!
    I love the tiny rose print background, but you know me, I'm a sucker for anything rosey. ;-) I know whatever background you choose it will be sublime...

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  18. Personally, I would go with your third option. But it's your quilt and the camera sometimes lies with colours.

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  19. Gosh you know it just makes me happy to see these out and smiling back at me. It's nice to catch up, too. Besides messing with this "finish" I haven't been feeling well - at all. Didn't even turn on the computer. Just fatigued out! But I'm on the mend... Now I can catch up with my dear friend, Julia and work on this finish. Warmly, *karendianne.

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  20. I would go for the 'busy' floral one. That pic stands out grandly for me, LOL

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  21. Beautiful dresdens. I love that block and I'm a bit addicted to them right now except mine have the pointy tip.

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  22. Simply beautiful. I have the template, fabric and just need to try it!

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  23. My, we are a group with opinions. I love the florals in the plate and they seem to just dance on the cream fabric. I love your blog. Take care

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  25. Just beautiful! I would choose the first rosebud fabric, that's my favorite. With the fusion being my second choice. The colors of the plates are so soft and antique looking. You have such a good eye.
    Pat
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  26. Hello from sunny Florida! Mickey Mouse is only a half hour away from my home. Although the other fabrics are absolutely lovely, I love the cream fusion fabric background the most with the fabrics you chose for the dresden.

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