Mini Dresden – Assembly
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.
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.
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.
Just keep sewing and pairing until the circle is complete.
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.
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.
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.