This week I have been working on a 12" block that I want to display on a 12" block stand. I have been wanting to try this for a while. The block I chose is a variation of Quilt in a Day's new pattern Dresden Plate Quilt. It occurs to me that this might make a good half-day workshop for those who want to learn the Dresden Plate Quilt Pattern and to complete a project during the workshop. I have finished piecing the block, but I still need to quilt and bind it. Please see photos below.
I needed to modify the pattern because the original Dresden Plate was too large for the 12" background block. The pattern comes with an acrylic template. I decided to use the template, but to cut each wedge a little shorter so that the Dresden Plate would be smaller. I wanted the center of the block to be the same size as the original, so I reduced the size of the individual wedges by cutting the wide side of the wedge shorter. this was easy to do using the acrylic template and a rotating mat. I stacked rectangles that were cut to the desired length, cut one side of the wedge, rotated the mat, and then cut the other side of the wedges. See photos below.
After the wedges were cut, I sewed them together in pairs. See photo below.
Then, I sewed wedge pairs together to make four wedge units and sewed five, four wedges together to complete the circle. I ironed the seams open before appliqueing the plate onto the 12 1/2" background square. I added the center circle and finally appliqued the bow. I cut the bow using my Accuquilt cutter and Bow die. It was raw edge applique. However the Dresden Plate and center circle had finished edges. Please see the pattern for details. It is available at Quilt in a Day.
I have been very busy this week. Here are some other piecing projects that I worked on and wrote about this week. To go to the blog post, click on the pictures below. There are two blocks from theI Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long and the Cup of Christmas Cheer quilt which I completed this week.
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I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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