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Saturday, December 28, 2013


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Janet Green

I have made several Dresden quilts and kle you am amazed the differences you can get from color and placement. My first was Autumn colors and looked perfect then tried one in black and purples and OMG it was a crystal beauty. Lastly I bought about 6 charm packs from Eden and voila peacock blue and white! This one lives on my bed!

Janet Green

Oops spelling disaster?!?!?


Dresdens big and dresdens small, I heart them all. They are my favorite block and I could make dozens of quilts using them. I admit I am a traditionalist mostly when it comes to making them. Lurline's is one of my favorites -- I've admired it for quite a while. Happy dresden making.


I like them all but the scrappy one is tugging at my heart. LOL!


I have made a couple of dresdens and I love how they look. I do have a 'dotty' dresden quilt on my to do list. I have a bin of dots that I am collecting for that project. Maybe in 2015?


I love to make Dresden Plates! They can be so versatile and every variation changes the end result.

Thank you for sharing!

Paul Burega

I really like Kaye England's rulers, the 45 degree makes plates with 8 blades, and the 22.5 degree uses 16 blades, and she has a great DVD to explain it all: http://www.kayeengland.com/plates-a-plenty-dvd/.

The 8 blade plate looks great in 2 colors, where you alternate every other blade, I did a light/dark purple plate that made a great queen sized quilt.

i like the plates with fewer pieces, they are quicker to make!

Janet Green

Just printed off the supply list fir your new bom can't wait til jan 1st!!! But I think I'm gonna do my quilt in a purple and brown scrappy color way I want to use up some scraps and I'm itching to blend purple and brown, I'm not sure why but it seems to be on my mind a lot.

Margy Mc

I made a Dresden rag quilt. The pattern was very forgiving and it really turned out cute. Thanks for these variations...I think my daughter-in-law would really like the watermelon one.

Mary Ann

Well this picture has inspired me to go deep into the closet and pull out the Dresden I started many years ago. Soft romantic colors which is not where I have been of late. I think this will go one my UFO list for 2014. Thanks Pat! And thanks too for discussion on Sew mama sew about community and blogs. I try to always read and often comment? I so appreciate all the time and effort it takes to write one.

Susan K

I've made several Dresden blocks. I've determined that I'm not real good at curves and need to work on that. I do like the block and they're fun to make if they lay flat - otherwise, they're a pain. Looking at the pictures you've chosen, maybe I'll work on making a few more.

Kris Jacobson

This has really given me some cool ideas to try. Love the watermelon quilt. I might have to try and figure an easy way to make that one.


ahhh - great minds think alike ! I've just started on my polka dot dresden using bunny hills tutorial - I bought a kit of the fabric in early 2012 so I think having it sit around for 2 years is long enough !


Thank you for all of the tips to great looking Dresden(s) tutorials, each different and so unique.

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