Block 7 brings us Jersey Girl. I know this pattern name as Dresden Plate, which is easy to remember since it appears as a fancy dish design. This is fun to do and sewing those points is a snap once you learn the tip (shown in the pattern).
I am not the cook my mother was, she could pull together just about anything and make a meal that was wonderful! I consider myself a microwave cooker – I can read instructions and push buttons. Oh, how I wish I had my mother’s skill! However, I do enjoy making cookies from scratch (still following a recipe). One of my favorites is walnut pinwheel cookies. I would make them every Christmas. My only problem is – I lost the recipe a few years ago! I’ve looked every year for it, I’ve tried googling it, and through recipe books and still no luck. There are similar recipes; some made with pie crusts, some with cream cheese, and so forth, but not the one I knew and loved! I’ll keep looking and perhaps someday it will appear again. Oh, how I miss those cookies, and my husband misses them, too!
So, why am I talking about a missing recipe? Because fancy plates can be a memory you have and you miss (perhaps at grandma’s house, or at a fine restaurant). And, in the quilt world, many times these Dresden Plate quilts were made from clothing scraps of loved ones – whom you may be missing too.
Don’t miss out on making this block, here is the pattern link and a sample block.
Have fun pulling together your color choices – I’m going to check again to see if I can find the missing recipe. Right now I’m in the mood for a plate of walnut pinwheel cookies!