Week #

Please keep posting & sending me pics of your blocks!

If you’re not part of my Facebook group, Dresden Quilt Workshop,

head over there & sign up so you too can share & see all the progress.

This week’s blocks are not really in Dresden Quilt Workshop per se.

We will a refer to

Tiny and Mini Dresden Plate

Assembly Techniques, starting page 16.

We’ll be making the other half of the 4 Dresden Filler blocks from Week #3.

As per cutting instructions, page 17,

cut 4 matching sets of

6 Mini Dresden petals each.

You’ll need to cut 4 strips approx. 3 1/2″ x 12″

& use the Mini Dresden Plate Template to cut the 6 petals (24 total).

Sew the 4 sets of 6 petals each together to make the 4 half plates.

For a bit more visual to do this, refer to

Construction, page 47, following steps 2-5,

EXCEPT note that you’ll need to applique a 2″ center circle to the half plates.

(The instructions there are for Tiny Dresden half plates.)

Remember I called this a “challenge” from the start… no whining!!!

It’s fun though, right?

After you’ve removed the paper centers as directed,

cut 2 squares for the block backgrounds 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″

that have been sprayed & pressed with Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

These will get trimmed later.

Cut them both in half diagonally.

This will yield 2 background triangles each of 2 fabrics.

CAREFULLY press each triangle in half to find the center.

You don’t want to stretch the bias edges.

Next, align then glue each half Mini Dresden plate to the center of each triangle.

Stitch in place with a tiny blind hem stitch,

or whatever stitch you’ve decided to use for applique,

with thread matching the Mini Dresden petals.

Align the center of the triangle with the center of a Dresden Filler block.

Stitch together with a scant 1/4″ seam.

Trim blocks to 9 1/2″.

Here are my 4 blocks.

That’s all for this week.

I hope you’re enjoying making your quilt as much as I enjoyed making mine!

Email me if you have any questions.

SuznQuilts@aol.com

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

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