Delightful Dresden From Egg Money Quilts

Egg Money For Fabric To Make A Scrappy Dresden

Imagine Dresden sunflower quilt tops, lavender, … and fabric purchased with egg money. Your grandmother would have loved sunflowers and this may remind you of her. Dresden plates were one of the most popular quilts made during the 1920s and 30’s, with cheerful colors that became one of the very few ways women could brighten their homes during the hard times to come.




This quilt can be done in 20 golds and yellows, pick a favorite color of your own, or have some fun and mix it all up in 30’s prints. Using a light grey polka dot with swirly quilting and busy scrappy prints makes this dresden radiate from a central circle, more representative of a flower bright and fresh after summer rain.

Egg Money Dresden Quilt Pattern

Egg money quilts with Riley Blake Rainy Days fabric

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So if you’re hankering after a fresh new project sew a festive sunflower table topper using fabric scraps set off by simple sashing to make a thoroughly modern dresden. Switch to red and green for the Holidays!

Dresden Quilt Eleanor Burns 1930s Vintage

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The pattern can be found in Eleanor Burns Egg Money Quilts:1930’s Vintage Samplers, a collection of twelve vintage quilt block patterns with two layouts, as well as a treasury of extra projects created from the blocks. Included in the video clip below is a brief pattern tutorial to make a Christmas wreath to adorn your home for the holidays, along with glimpses of Eleanors sunflower dresden to brighten any sewing room. The Christmas wreath wall quilt pattern is also found in the book. You don’t even need a lot of quilting, it’s just fun to hang every year!

Christmas Wreath Dresden Eleanor Burns




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