Next week is Quilt Fest for the Utah Quilt Guild. I can’t wait to take my Featherweight class. Being able to better take of my dear friend will be a blessing to both of us. Though I must admit I’m a little nervous to be taking her apart and reassembling her. But we will be in good hands. I know the teacher is great!
In addition to my Featherweight class I will be teaching. In prep for my Dresden class I’ve been doing a little play. This first one I sewed 2″ strips together into sets of four. Then cut my blades. Next time I will make more sets so I get a more scrappy feel.
When I made this quilt I intended to layer the Dresdens like the one below. But the smaller blades got lost so I altered my plan. I’ve wanted to do a layered Dresden since so this was the perfect opportunity. I would have liked to make the blue Dresden a little bigger but I didn’t have enough fabric. She is still even if she is a little small.
Finally I made a Dresden with curved blades like this quilt.
I hope all these options will inspire my students to try different combinations. I can’t wait to see what they come up with. If you would like a few tips on making Dresdens you can check out my tutorials here and here.
The scrappy one is my favorite! I really need to incorporate some more dresdens into a quilt some day.:)
Your scrappy Dresden block is awesome! I'd love to take your class :0)
These look so fun. I sure wish I could take your class! Have a wonderful time.
I'm sure they will be inspired. I was! Can't decide if I like the scrappy or the layered better.
I had not thought about how many different variations you can get with a Dresden plate. A person could get very creative.
Have fun in your class. I've been working on dresdens lately. Love yours.
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Who knew there were so many ways to do Dresdens. I really like the scrappy one! I would love to take a Featherweight class.
Wonderful Dresend combinations and options, looks so good.
Your quilts are colorful and surely; kids will like it! I have to praise the scrappy one. It’s beautiful!
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