Monday, March 7, 2011

Dresden Plate Quilt Block

Got the template from this quilting magazine.
Chose a flower on the fabric to be the top center of petal. Outlined it on the plastic template and lined it up to other flowers on the fabric.
Didn't have enough fabric so I chose this green fabric to alternate petals.
Sewed the top of fabric and made points using the white plastic tool shown on the right of photo.
Sewed the petals, that I ironed, together.
I double checked that the petals were alternating. My plastic template, with flowers drawn, is peeking out from under the fabric to the left.
Ironing it flat helps as I sew them all together.
Once I cut out all my petals my fabric looked like swiss cheese. I made a smaller template and started cutting out petals for a smaller version of the Dresden Plate.
It is finished, except for the center. Still deciding on what fabric to use, and a design as well.


  1. It's quite lovely. I've been envisioning something like this all summer, but never got around to trying it out. Now I don't have to! I can see how beautiful it will come out.

  2. Thanks. I appreciate your comment. I think this is still hanging on my quilt room wall.

  3. I really love this. I am a more traditional quilter, but I do love Stack and Whack and have made many many of them! And this so reminds me of that. I bet the same technique would work. Nice job.