Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Easy Dresden class this Saturday

The Dresden Plate quilt block is a classic. Whether you make it with traditional style fabrics, '30s reproduction prints, popular blenders, batiks or even hand-dyed fabrics, the geometric nature of this block lends itself to just about any taste and style.
I'm teaching a "So Easy Dresden" class this Saturday at Chattanooga Sewing Center.
My personal quilting aesthetic tends to employ a bold, bright color palette as you can see by these Dresden examples.
"Sidewalk Surprises" (detail)
My first quilt soiree with this 3D Dresden block, however, was with Blank Quilting Corp's black and white pre-cut strip set paired with Blank's popular Splash blender (I had a Splash fat quarter bundle to pull colors for the Dresden centers).
"Moon Garden" (detail)
This quilt is called "Moon Garden" and you can read about it in this post.
Dresden Star 3-D quilt block.
Isn't this a cool block? Those sharp star points are actually 3-dimensional. It looks complex, but it's really easy. All done by machine—piecing and appliqué. And the petals and points are accurately cut with reusable acrylic templates. I'm telling you… it's "sew" easy.

Wanna try it? I'm teaching a Sew Easy Dresden class this Saturday, November 15, at Chattanooga Sewing Center. Call (423) 899-3664 to see if there are any spaces available. (It was almost full 2 weeks ago.)

How about using a collection of festive prints and whipping up a little tree skirt in time for the holidays? One of my students made this one last year (so, so, sooo cute!). Once you make one Dresden block… you'll want to make 5 more!
Dresden Star tree skirt.
Join me for a fun project this Saturday!

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