At the weekend I attended a sewing class and I worked on a scrappy Dresden plate. I have seen a few of these on other blogs and love the effect that is created but also the opportunity to use up scraps and fabrics from stash.
I purchased a template ruler, which was a good buy because it is straightforward to use and you cannot get your angles very wrong as a result. I love the fact that in quilting someone has created all the gadgets to make your sewing easier. I have not been sewing and quilting that long but I do appreciate that people must have been making complicated patterns previously without such tools. I'm just grateful that I can enjoy my hobby with a little more ease.
You can either make the ends pointed or keep them circular. I like the pointed effect. Though, as you can see from the photos, I forgot to sew the ends into the point on one of them. (What a bird brain!) I'll have to rectify that but at least you get to compare the two options.
I love the colours and fabrics I have put together in this. It has a spring feel to it, but I think it could be lovely for a boy's quilt and I have deliberately avoided including distinctly feminine fabrics.
My intention is to make another Dresden plate and then sew these to a white background.
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