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Dresden Plate - BOM July #1

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Classic
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Bits and pieces left over from earlier projects.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I got through this one on a wing and a song! My husband made me a thick cardboard template, but I don't know quite what I did wrong, as when I came to put the fairy in the middle, the disc only just covered the raw ends of the blades in one place. I therefore fiddled it around a bit (too mean to cut out another fairy from my precious bit of fairy material, in case I needed it later) and managed to machine zig-zag over the discrepancy. I just hope it holds! One of the blades is a bit wonky, but I AM a learner!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's easier than it looks! Now that I know what I'm doing (more or less) I might just make a whole quilt of Dresden Plates.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

now that is beautiful, gosh you have been busy

10/18/2012 Flag

Thank you - I haven't done anything else for the past fortnight and the housework is now up to my neck!

10/18/2012 Flag

need a step ladder do you?? hehehe

10/18/2012 Flag

Yes - to dig myself out!

10/18/2012 Flag

Wonderful again

10/18/2012 Flag

Thank you!

10/18/2012 Flag

I really like the purples - and the fairy block, er, circle. I also had the same problem with the circle. I ended up cutting a new circle and reusing the smaller (how could that be?) circle for the modern Dresden plate.

10/19/2012 Flag

That was clever of you! I just wiggled mine around and zig-zagged like mad in the hope that no one would notice!

10/23/2012 Flag

Love that fairr/elf fabric you've used for your fussy cutting!

10/23/2012 Flag

I've got some big fairies too, but couldn't find a place for any of them in this quilt. It was only some way into this quilt that I had the idea of using the ones that I did. Otherwise they'd be everywhere!

10/23/2012 Flag

This is gorgeous Pat!

10/27/2012 Flag