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Mini Dresden – Assembly

on Aug 19, 2014 in Blog, blogging others, commission, quilt | 0 comments

Mini Dresden | Charm Pack | ReannaLily Designs

 

I’m making a baby quilt.  I don’t have it completely planned out yet, but that isn’t unusual.

Here’s what I know:  I want to make mini Dresden Plate circles cut from a charm pack.

Mini Dresden | Charm Pack | ReannaLily Designs

3 Dresden wedges can be cut from one charm.  The pieces are only 3 1/2″ tall, but they are so great and scrappy looking.   I started out cutting a Lizzy House charm pack, the one with the hedge hogs.  I also ended up cutting a Kate Spain Daydream charm pack, too.

Mini Dresden | Charm Pack | ReannaLily Designs

 

Next up, chain piecing.  I just jammed those wedges right on through.  I picked very randomly.

Sewed pairs.  Sewed pairs of pairs.  Sewed pairs of 4-packs.

Mini Dresden | Charm Pack | ReannaLily Designs

 

 

Just keep sewing and pairing until the circle is complete.

 

 

Mini Dresden | Charm Pack | ReannaLily Designs

 

They look so great all stacked up and ready to be ironed.  I didn’t press as I stitched.  I really chained them all together really quickly, then pressed only at the very end.  I pressed all my seam allowances to one direction all the way around.  No worrying about the lights or darks or anything like that.

Mini Dresden | Charm Pack | ReannaLily Designs

 

 

With the smaller Lizzy House (Andover Fabrics) charm pack, I made 3 1/3 Dresden circles.  With the bigger Kate Spain (Moda) charm pack, I made 6 1/3 Dresden circles.  I don’t think I can use them both in the baby quilt.  Maybe if I would have mixed ALL my wedges, but unfortunately, all the Lizzy’s are with Lizzy’s and all the Kate’s are with Kate’s.

Mini Dresden | Charm Pack | ReannaLily Designs

Mini Dresden | Charm Pack | ReannaLily Designs

 

I’m going to be preparing these for applique using the technique in Learn to Sew Easy Curves.  I’ll have a blog post for you on that shortly.

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