Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dresden Plates in Progress

Thanks to the Virtual Quilting Bee I'm a part of... I get to try all sorts of new techniques!
Angela sent a bunch of Katie Jump Rope fabric (one of my favs!) for us to turn into 2 Dresden Plate blocks! I've never ventured into this area so I dove in this morning! The tutorial we're using is from the Sew Mama Sew! blog and created by Elizabeth of Oh Fransson!

Angela sent us pre-cut pieces so the hard part was done! I finished piecing this circle in about an hour so its quite manageable! Next is to attach it to a creme 16" square block then add the center fabric to finish it off.
Thanks, Angela, for helping me master a new block and get over my fear of 'messing it up.'


Mary said...

Love it! Dresden is one of my all time favorite blocks. Love all the Katie Jump Rope!

Crosskinator said...

I love this! I have some friends getting married next year and I was thinking of creating a pillow for them out of this pattern, using fabrics that pertain to what they like to do. My machine does simple embroidery so I was going to put their last name...established 2011.

Love it!!

Deb said...

I love how this simultaneously looks like something my great-grandmother would have made and also looks fresh and clean-lined. Truly classic.

Joanna said...

How "precut" were her pieces? Did she send you the tumbler esque pieces or did she send you smaller scraps? I'm getting ready to send out dresdens for my bee and I don't want them to kill me!

Em said...

Wow, that fabric is so pretty! Great job on the block - I don't think I could do it without a lot of help! It really looks great.