Saturday, June 13, 2020

more pink dresdens

I thought the best next step for the dresden quilt would be to cut this bag of dresdens I bought at a quilt show. If I was going to use them at all, I would want to start adding the fabrics at the first to make the variety look more consistent. There were both blue and pink in the bag, but I was only interested in the pink.

The  first template I used for this quilt was cardboard in the 80s. When I dug the project out again there was a great new template that I used. And this new template was the right size for the bagged dresdens. There are pencil lines on the back of these pieces, so, the original quilter had used a cardboard template as well.

I needed to tweak the angle a little.

I enjoyed cutting them so much, I even cut the blue ones.

I like the peaked dresdens best, especially with it being easier to sew by machine than a curve. I sewed all the tops on the treadle.

And, the pile grew.

I am using this quilt as a leader/ ender for the month of June and the rainbow scrap challenge.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
row by row
scraptastic star
country road

Pink dresden 

I am linking to:

rsc20 super saturday
oh scrap


  1. Great way to "save" a project. Love the vintage fabric. I see some real swiss dots and is that a seersucker?! It's going to be so cute! Looking forward to watching the progress.

  2. Soft and pretty fabrics, those dresdens will be lovely.

  3. Such sweet Dresden blades, Maggie. Happy sewing!

  4. I always thought the Dresden Plate block was so complicated to sew that I would never make one. Turns out they are fun and easy! It is really helpful to have that ruler for them - I got one, too. Your pink fabrics are so pretty!

  5. Bone needles were discovered from as long ago as the Ice age. sewing machines

  6. I love the EZ Dresden ruler and have made several Dresdens using it. Somewhere I have an old UFO where I cut tumblers using the EZ Dresden. Sweet pinks and blues! I love gingham.

  7. What a fun bag of fabrics! Dresdens are so fun to make.