Yvette's Garden Quilt Pattern: a Dresden Plate Quilt

Updated: Aug 20

By Tori McElwain with The Quilt Patch by Tori

I'd like to tell you about my friend, Yvette. She was a dedicated nurse for 7 years with a husband and 2 beautiful daughters. She was one of those extraordinary people that made you feel welcome and seen within minutes of meeting her. She was also my twin sister's best friend and I am so glad she had a friend like Yvette!


In 2020, when the pandemic was at its height in New York City she volunteered to fight on the front lines. This past December 2021, while in the hospital to give birth to her second daughter, Yvette caught COVID. It developed into COVID pneumonia and did irreparable damage to her lungs and heart. Yvette fought for 7 months, but did not make it home to her family and newborn daughter.


I can not imagine the emotional pain along with the financial burden, but I wanted to help.

So, designed a pattern to celebrate Yvette. Yvette's Garden! I have been slowly designing a series of Garden Quilts and it seemed like a perfect addition!


I love that it can look like flowers, sunflowers, and shells depending on the color way you choose! Yvette loved mermaids and her mother called Yvette, her Sunflower! Pattern released on August 13th, 2022, her birthday!










Along with this beautiful pattern, I will be hosting a FREE Workshop on August 20th to support any quilters who would like to learn how to make a quarter Dresden plate (the block in the pattern), or Dresden Plate. It will be recorded and emailed to all who register.


From August 13th - August 20th ALL proceeds from ALL patterns AND classes will be donated to Yvette Biggerstaff's family to help cover her past medical expenses.

Lets learn something new, make something fun, and support a wonderful family in need!

Thank you for your generosity!


I have included a link to the Biggerstaff's GoFundMe if you would like to see more information about them and their goal.


Yvette's Garden Pattern includes 2 sizes:

Large Lap Size: 65” x 65” Throw Size: 65” x 85”


It is made with large blocks that finish at 14 inches making it big, bold, beautiful, and a fast make! It comes with a color sheet and a custom paper template for the Dresden blades.


Enjoy the slide show of colorways below!



I love that it can look like flowers, sunflowers, and shells depending on the color way you choose! Yvette loved mermaids and her mother called Yvette, her Sunflower! Pattern will release on August 13th, her birthday!


See the test blocks below!



 

Edits will be noted here:

  • The quarter Dresden blocks finish at 14.5 inches, the flying geese block finishes and 15.5 inches. Not noted in the first version of the pattern.

 

See the recorded Dresden Workshop below! This is to assist every quilter with making the quarter Dresden block (including how to use the included paper template!). Its easier than you might think if you've never made a Dresden before.



 

Links:

Yvette's Family's GoFundMe

Purchase Yvette's Garden

Free Dresden Plate Workshop!

Shop All Patterns

Book Upcoming Classes

 

31 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All