Friday, November 20, 2015

Sundance Dresden Pillow

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).


  1. Can you identify the fabric used for this?

  2. Lovely colour palette! And the background fabric is perfect!

  3. I've never made a Dresdin either! Like you I've felt it would be hard! Love your pillow and your confidence!

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  5. Wow! Your sewing (or blogging) mojo is on! It's been a treat to catch up on your work this morning, and see so many beautiful projects.

  6. what a great dresden! i, too, love them but have always been intimidated by them. but i took a class earlier this year on how to piece them from scraps and have my first ones underway. it's not so bad after all. love your colors!


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