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
How to Make a Dresden Plate by V & Co.
Modern Dresden Plate by The Girl Who Quilts
20 Blade Dresden Plate by Sew Mama Sew
Curved Edge Dresden by Bari J.Pin It