I have been quilting for almost 15 years, and I have never made a dresden plate block, until now. It's shameful. I don't know why I waited so long...well, I do know--I've always kind of been afraid of them, a little intimidated.
But this pattern was NOT scary. The technique for the dresden plate is a little different from normal piecing, so it was a fun change for me. The pattern is for a pillow, but this would make a lovely mini quilt.
Pattern can be found here, at the Fat Quarter Shop, and there's even a video if you are a visual person. I love that we can find a video for almost every task that we need. I am definitely a visual person.
A couple tools I used to make this block easier:
dresden plate ruler, bigger perfect circles (this was awesome.), appli-glue (wonderful for getting your plate, and circle to stay put until you stitch them down.
If you are interested, Fat Quarter Shop has a kit for the pillow (from the video).