I have been looking at many large Dresden Plate quilts online and I have been wanting to try to make one for quite a while now. Recently, I came across a video on utube where the lady (Maxie Makes the Sentimentalities Quilt) was demonstrating how to make one.
I loved her quilt and decided that I had waited long enough. After all, what was I waiting for? So I looked up the FREE pattern on the Art Gallery Fabrics website, selected the fabrics from our wonderful $9.99 Windham fabrics and went to town.
I was pleased that I could use my 10 degree wedge ruler that I had purchased to make a Spicey Spiral runner. Maxie used a 9 degree ruler but she explains that a circle is 360 degrees and using a 9 degree ruler (360/9=40) she would need to make 40 blades for the dresdan. I used a 10 degree ruler (360/10=36) so I needed to make 36 blades to make my dresden.
I made another change in mine. When I cut my blades from the strip sets I placed the small end of the ruler on the long edge of the first fabric in the strip set. (Don’t worry if you don’t understand what I mean. You will see when you watch the video). This little oops caused my dresden to be smaller but all’s well that ends well and I like the way mine turned out.
I encourage you to try making one of your own and if you would like to make one like mine, I have a couple of kits. If you want to make one in your own colours and would like a little help come in and we will choose something pretty for you.
Thanks to Marcie for the inspiration and Art Gallery Fabrics for the pattern.