Monday, September 5, 2011

September Dresden






Enjoyed some holiday weekend sewing time yesterday with the challenge Nicole gave us for the bee. I've never made a dresden plate or sunburst block before. I went to a couple of books and magazines and found one I liked. It also happens to be from Sarah at Material Obsession.
The method of cutting a wedge shape and sewing the top edge in half to create the point is so practical and simple. I had fun pulling lots of scraps and arranging the color movement around the circle. Surprisingly, the "plate" was easy to topstitch on my machine. I did go ahead and hand applique the circle - it was faster and easier for me to control.
Can't wait to see the different versions from this month's challenge - so many ways to go with this!
Nicole.... hope you like this one;) I think you're going to have a LOVELY and really special quilt.

2 comments:

  1. Wow! KIm that is a beautiful block. Nicole will love it!

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  2. It looks amazing! I'm so happy you enjoyed making the block, and I love your fabric choices!

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