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Flying Dresden

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Garden of Quilted Possibilities taught by Edyta Sitar

Play with fabric selection, piecing and fusible appliqué alongside renowned designer Edyta Sitar. Create three inspired quilt projects that make your house feel even more like home.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? cotton fabric

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What are you most proud of? the fact that these pieces actually fit together! I used an 18-degree dresden ruler rather than the template provided in the course materials. and I left out the pretty little inserts in Edyta's design -- but this course inspired me to take the plunge and try my first dresden quilt!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? flying geese and dresden blades are very labor intensive, and you have to be very precise in cutting and sewing them together. the dresden blades give a lovely 3-dimensional effect, which means that they're also quite thick. I tried zigzagging them in place, but my zigzagger struggled with the bulk. I ended up top-stitching them in place. it's still beautiful, but, again, you have to be very precise so that it doesn't look sloppy. also, there are lots of seams in the flying geese, so it's hard to get them to lie flat and hence to know exactly how big they are -- notice that my center square looks like it doesn't fit, but it does, once you pull the flying geese to their full size. my advice: take your time and don't get frustrated: it's worth the effort!

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Beautiful! I love how the Dresdens look like they are spinning.

08/12/2014 Flag

I love this adaptation of the Dresden block. Well done.

11/17/2014 Flag

I just love to do the flying dresden

12/19/2014 Flag

I love that, did you make the pattern?

01/10/2015 Flag

yes, it's my own pattern. I realized after I was finished piecing them that I had made the flying geese backwards -- I had intended to have dark geese on a light background. woops! but I like it anyway. now the challenge is deciding how to quilt it...

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