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Dresden Plate

on Apr 4, 2011 in Blog, fabric stash, free spirit fabrics, sewing | 2 comments

I own the ruler. I’ve used it once in about 8 years. I’m loving the scrappy traditional blocks of the Dresden Plate- morphed with fresh fabrics to get a more modern look. I thought I’d try it.

Basically I set forth thinking- Hum, I guess I’ll dig up a bunch of scraps and start cutting until I have um… well, a bunch of wedges. As it turns out, I’m not too good at that guestimation, and I had no idea how many wedges I actually needed. I laid all my wedges out in a circle, neglecting the whole seam allowance deal. Needless to say, I went back and cut more wedges twice. Well, that’s OK. ((Obviously, I should have just counted someone else’s wedges to save myself the trouble.))

Wedges

I also prepared all the little “tips” of the dresden plate wedges BEFORE I joined them to each other. I have no idea if that is the right way to do it. I really just jumped in with both feet and a ruler. As it turns out, when I ironed my wedges, they weren’t … what’s the word… straight. I’ve got some wild, crook’ed, funky points on the ends of some of these shapes. Lordy lordy.

The center will have a brown Anna Maria Horner circle on it. Not that it’s her circle, but it is her fabric. If you cannot tell from the back, the whole thing is her fabric. (Chocolate Lollipop)? I’m thinking the block might be mounted on linen, but time will tell. This is one of those projects that is teetering on the edge of “will I finish it?”. Eh, I think I will…. but don’t all UFO’s start out with that sentiment???? hahahahaahah.

We’ll see. Stay tuned.

    2 Comments

  1. Very fun. I own some antique dresden plate blocks which were never set. Wouldn’t it be fun to combine them with new ones and see what kind of look I come up with? That’s for another day though!

    Melissa S.

    April 4, 2011

  2. You are quite the tease showing only the back of that dresden! I know when we see the other side, we’ll all be green with envy! Dresdens have such a charm all their own…so sophisticated. Pictures! Pictures! 🙂

    Shelley C

    April 10, 2011

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