After getting all my quilt show boutique items complete I finally had time to get back to my Dresden blocks. I've been looking at my first five blocks and got to thinking about how boring 30 of them would be without mixing it up a bit. I decided to try a different size with a larger center to see if that might add some interest to the whole idea.
This was my first one. I still have to get the center sewn down, but have had to order some 12wt thread. I tried a dark pink thread idea, but it just blended in and didn't provide any contrast. So I have order some goldish tan thinking it will provide the accent I want.
As you can see there is a good size difference. Maybe something in between these two in size. I will just have to see how things go as I move along with the different fabric combinations.
In the mean while I put together another one of the larger blocks. It needs to sew down the blade ends with a blue thread; I didn't have anything in my thread stash to match well. A trip to JoAnn's just didn't appeal to me on Sunday afternoon, so it will wait until later today. I will sew the center down with a 12wt blue to match the flowers and blue blades.
Your blue Dresden is quite lovely, Donna. I love how you centered the floral motif in the center circle. May your trip to JoAnn's be successful, may all of your coupons be accepted, and may the checkout line move smoothly and swiftly for you!ReplyDelete
Your best wishes for a successful trip to JoAnn's made me smile. It can be such a pain. ;-)Delete
These Dresdens are gorgeous. I think it will make a really stunning quilt.ReplyDelete
Beautiful dresdens....I like the idea of different sizes...i love the dresden plate pattern, too..ReplyDelete
I'm a Dresden fan too, and yours are looking great!ReplyDelete
Hi Donna, Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday, I always learn from all of you who link up. Did you see the quilter that also was making Dresden plates, and they turned out different sizes....but not on purpose? (http://lapaylor.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-making-of-yellow-plates.html) I am a fan of both of your projects, and enjoy seeing your progress. JudyReplyDelete
I really like your churn dash blocks. I’ve probably made thousands of 9″ ones, and some tall skinny ones (or short fat ones, if you turn them sideways! It’s my second favorite block and a frequent go to, because I can do them in my sleep. You found a great quick way to make them, too!ReplyDelete
always enjoy seeing what you are up to!!ReplyDelete
I like the idea of different sizes of Dresden’s. I agree to many of the same becomes boring. Like the large center in the blue one.ReplyDelete
This looks like fun play with Dresden Plates! I like your ideas of switching up size and color. Are you hand stitching with the 12 wt thread?ReplyDelete
Your dresden blocks are just beautiful! Those fabrics are so amazing!ReplyDelete