Friday, September 11, 2015

Dresden Play

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.



10 comments:

  1. The scrappy one is my favorite! I really need to incorporate some more dresdens into a quilt some day.:)

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  2. Your scrappy Dresden block is awesome! I'd love to take your class :0)

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  3. These look so fun. I sure wish I could take your class! Have a wonderful time.

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  4. I'm sure they will be inspired. I was! Can't decide if I like the scrappy or the layered better.

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  5. I had not thought about how many different variations you can get with a Dresden plate. A person could get very creative.

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  6. Have fun in your class. I've been working on dresdens lately. Love yours.

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  8. Who knew there were so many ways to do Dresdens. I really like the scrappy one! I would love to take a Featherweight class.

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  9. Wonderful Dresend combinations and options, looks so good.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  10. Your quilts are colorful and surely; kids will like it! I have to praise the scrappy one. It’s beautiful!

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