Dresden Plate Class

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Several months ago, when I joined the Vancleave Quilting Bees quilt guild,   Susie Fox was so friendly, I felt right at home.  They were deciding on the “schedule” for the next year. 

Susie just smiled as she set the hook.  “Why don’t you teach one of these classes.  You can pick a date out in the future so you can have enough time to put the lesson together.”  She was teaching a Sashiko class, and claimed she didn’t know anything about Sashiko herself. 

I hadn’t done much quilting since the 1994 timeframe, but was sure I could figure it out! 

Well, here I am, class is tomorrow afternoon.  I will be doing a tutorial on a “pointy” Dresden Plate block.

To prepare, I watched the Missouri Star Easy Dresden Plate Tutorial on YouTube and bought a Dresden ruler from them.

Then, when Fabric Krazy had their big moving sale, I purchased a couple of Moda Fairy Tale Friends charm packs for 60% off!  Woohoo!

I was able to cut two wedges per charm square:

Then stitched across the top of each wedge.  Chain stitching made it go fast!

Then, nipped them all apart and turned each top to make a point and ironed it down.

Then stitched two wedges together, matching the points.  Any unevenness is at the bottom of the wedge.

Sew 10 pairs (20 wedges) together in a circle, iron the seams toward one side, center on a 14″ square and blind stitch down. 

Here is the “almost” finished block. 

Next post will be on creating the center circle!

Best!

Claire

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