Once upon a quilting time it is an inevitable fact that you will make a Dresden Plate quilt and I did mine in my early pastel green and pink phase.This would coincide with that moment when Laura Ashley floral Edwardian Country Diary style was very de rigeur.
This called Tin Plate and made for our tenth wedding anniversary, finished by our eleventh and if, as tradition has it, you stitch what is going on in your life at the time into a quilt, then this one is full of nappies and sticky jammy fingers and worse.The children called it The Jedful (Dreadful) Plate.
I used to keep a little basket to hand in the kitchen and stitch the odd petal together while the spuds were boiling.There seemed no other way I would ever make anything.
When it came to quilting it was an evening pastime only, hence the delay and I see from looking at it again that I had clearly lost momentum when it came to quilting those plates.
As always only God's work must be perfect so of course there is at least one very deliberate (of course) mistake in the piecing which I'll leave you to squint your eyes and find.
I can see it straightaway.