Thursday, October 15

Dresden's & Dollies...a perfect match!

Back to my Dresden's...
well, I tossed up and deliberated for hours, as what to use for the borders for my Dresden Plate quilt.

Auditioned different fabrics, colour choices, as above...but !....
I kept going back to this book, "The Fabric of Society" by Annette Gero...and the beautiful 1830's Dancing Dollies coverlet in the book....and to have the pattern in the book to use is a bonus!

There's so much to read, in this book, and so inspirational.....I loved reading about our Aussie quilting history. I really knew nothing about our quilt history before receiving this book.

Above is the coverlet... and here is the beginning of my dancing dollies border...I had to resize the dollies a bit to make them fit the quilt...
I think the Dresden's and Dollies compliment each other and are a perfect match!....

Must go...can't wait to get back to the dollies!
Have a lovely day....♥


  1. I think you have hit upon a really good choice for your borders.

  2. Wow! I really love that border! This is just so lovely!
    I'm glad to get to see it!

  3. What a great choice. That is going to look brilliant.
    Have fun finishing it.

  4. Very pretty Julia.

  5. Hi Julia is very nice...I love looking yours work....
    KIss and hugs

  6. Julia they will go perfect together. You must be pleased to find just the right border for your Dresden's plate quilt. I saw those dollies in that book too. We have a few copies in our library collections - Hugs Natima
    PS: I like your new banner

  7. It looks like you've made a perfect choice for the border. They definitely complement each other wonderfully! They're so unique.

    "The Fabric of Society" is intriguing. I don't need any more quilting books, but historical ones are fascinating me lately. I'm keeping an eye open for any reduced price I may find for it here in the USA. No luck so far. Maybe I'll put it on my Christmas list!

  8. This truely is my favourite quilt around blogland and I am enjoying the journey with you..........

  9. They are made for one another Julia, just perfect. It's going to look fabulous.

  10. Julia, you are brilliant!! I LOVE this border! Wow - really adds a big punch to the quilt! Good work!

  11. Julia
    I just adore that book too. Cannot wait to see your finished border. It is going to look wonderful. What a surprise choice. Isn't it amazing how a quilt can talk to you and let you know just what the next step needs to be??
    Have Fun

  12. Such a perfect border for a beautiful quilt! I think it will look perfect on that quilt!

    Have a great day!

  13. PERFECT you found the right border!!!!
    oh I love this book, so interesting to read as well as a few quilts in there I will just have to make :). the book is just full of ideas for borders, blocks, settings...
    a wonderful reference book.
    I am very happy I bought it

  14. You're is a perfect match! It looks fabulous! :0)

  15. What a perfect match and a wonderful quilt!
    Greetings, Cisca

  16. Me gusta mucho Julia, como siempre!
    unas obras preciosas!

  17. Fabulous choice Julia, just perfect and a lot of fun to boot. It is a good reference book.

  18. Like your new heading.... almost didn't recognize you. (grin)

  19. It is so beautiful together Julia...that is going to be one hit of a quilt...and i love your new header on your blog...i am almost certain that you made the lovely box?!
    Greetings ..♥..Francien.

  20. good choice of doilies.....going to be a great coverlet

  21. They fit perfectly. Wow this is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

  22. Oh my goodness, you have come upon the perfect border for this quilt! I love it!

  23. That border is just plain AWESOME OMG that quilt is just amazing. You did a wonderful job on this.

  24. hi julia this is a must have book thank u for your lovely comments too say hi to dh for me love lynnie

  25. I love the border! and I'm very impressed-I tried to do that on a quilt a few years ago but ran into problems getting the corners to fit-I gave up and to be honest, it still sits unbordered! :)

  26. What an amazing book filled with such ideas! Oh Julia this is something else. I'm excited. Oh to be your friend and neighbor. How I'd love that.


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