After marvelling on the sidelines for years at the ability of quilters to continuously buy fabric for their stash, I have to confess that I finally 'get it'. My weak spot has been discovered and it is all fabrics vintage.
Before Christmas while searching for Dresden Plate blocks I found a group of 20 gorgeous vintage fabric, hand-pieced dresden plates on Etsy which stole my heart. They even had their seam allowances basted! During the long winter evenings in February I appliqued them onto a cream background and now they are ready to be sewn together in March before the REALLY fun part of quilting begins!
The Dresden units had been hand-pieced by a Mennonite community in Ontario. Below is a picture of some of my beauties, look out for another post in coming months with them sewn together.