There are so many varieties of what we frequently call the Dresden Plate motif. Most traditional designs, but not all, that use the name have round edges. Those with pointed edges are most commonly called Sunflower or Aster or Daisy, although you can see some references to them also as Dresden Plate. Yes, it is confusing, but most of that name over-lap comes from Depression-era newspapers. Both kinds of edges were used in Friendship Quilts.
In 1933, the Cincinnati Enquirer published a photo of a Dresden Plate quilt from “Home Art Studios”. They extolled it as a way to turn a shabby bedroom cheerful and modern while saying that the readers’ great-grandmothers delighted in making them. (from Jenny Beyer’s Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, 2009).
Several of our readers have shared with us their own interpretations of the timeless classic. Thanks go to Linda, Janice, Tracy and Carrie for sharing them with us all.
We love Linda’s classic vintage approach. Sometimes in hard times like war we do get our inspiration from the generations that came before.