the plate collector

I have an addiction to English porcelain plates. I've spent years collecting far more plates than I'll ever need. Every piece of antique transferware calls out to me at the flea market. Every handpainted fruit plate wants to come home with me. And now I find that I have become addicted to Dresden plate quilt blocks!

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It started innocently enough. I sewed along with the Bunny Hill Plate Club. Then came the Fig Tree Quilts  "Lollipops" pattern. And now it's the bright, scrappy version. I've used an assortment of Pam Kitty Morning, but also added in some of Lecien's Flower Sugar, and some tiny, leftover bits of Sew Cherry.

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This one was inspired by Lori Holt's "Ring Around The Rosy" pattern... but I got very caught up making the 6" plates and didn't want to stop. So now I have, oh, 64 of them to hand applique! 

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I'm using Kimono silk applique thread in Cherry Blossom. I love how easy this thread is to use, and the names are all so much fun. 

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I think that I'll be very busy for awhile!

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