Monday, April 28, 2014

Design Wall Monday–April 28, 2014

I’ve really been bitten by the Dresden bug.  Can you tell?


As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I went to a guild workshop and made 1 – 4 part Dresden Plate.  I loved how it looked but it was very time consuming and not as straight forward as I’d like.  Even though I was a little frustrated, I continued making an additional 8 or so blocks.  I was not at all happy with how they were coming out and not happy about the amount of time I was spending on each one.  Soooooooo (for those of you that know me this will not come as a surprise) a changed how I’m making them and I am now doing my own thing.  Don’t get me wrong the teacher we had was a wonderful and delightful teacher but her way just wasn’t working for me. 

I left the original 4 blocks (upper left) and got out my seam ripper and started over with the others.  The prep still takes a fair amount of time but making the blocks takes no time at all and I love them and I’m much more successful putting them together.

BTW, the red and yellow blocks on the right are not necessarily arranged the way they will end up.  As I make more blocks I also have been playing with the layout.  At this point I’m not even sure how big I’m going to make the quilt but at least I’m having fun.

To see what others have up on their design wall head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.




  1. Oh my, your dresdens are gorgeous!

  2. They are wonderful. You will have to share how you made them some time.

  3. Oooh what yumminess! Will there be a tutorial?

  4. You need leaves on that 'sunflower'. Don't have to be big but.... LOL


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