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Aug 19, 2014

Dresden Plates in Oh, Clementine by Cluck Cluck Sew {wip}

Aug 19, 2014
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I bought a fat quarter bundle of Cluck Cluck Sew's second line for Windham Fabrics, Oh, Clementine, at Sample Spree during Spring Quilt Market.  I knew I wanted to make a traditional block.  The prints are so cheerful and fresh.  They remind me of a summertime picnic - and I couldn't get Dresden Plates off my mind. I decided to go for it... I've never made a Dresden quilt.  And Dresdens are definitely on my bucket list of quilts.
I'm planning to make 9 Dresden blocks.  These are 17" finished.  So far I've completed #1-4.  I've been using mostly Oh, Clementine with a few other prints from my stash thrown in.  The center orange stripe print is from American Jane.
There are a number of crosshatch prints in the collection (like the blue above) that will make for great colorful foundations for the Dresdens.  I need so desperately to get away from white backgrounds.  This will be the perfect change.
Since a summer picnic is on my mind, I couldn't help throwing in some gingham and checks.  :)
Dresdens are such a great classic.  They can be made to look traditional or modern depending on how you spin it.  Check out these Dresden Plate tutorials and some variations of a great block.

Dresden Plate Block Tutorials
12 Blade Dresden Plate by Crafty Gemini
20 Blade Peppermint Pinwheel by Diary of a Quilter
Dresden Octagons by Geta's Quiting Studio
Modern Dresden Plate by The Girl Who Quilts
20 Blade Dresden Plate by Sew Mama Sew
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5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! These are on my bucket list too! One day! I especially love your fabric choices...so fresh and fun!

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  2. These are so adorable! I have been hoarding the fabric from Allison's Wallflower line because I CANNOT decide how to use it and told myself I can't get any Oh, Clementine until I use it up!

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  3. Oh these are adorable! I love the daisy print!

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  4. Cute dresdens! They will make a great picnic quilt!

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