A few months ago I bought a great quilting book, that I am so in love with, the “Material Obsession“, and started stydying.
At about the same time in a village nearby, I discovered free quilting and patchwork classes! Our teacher has just showed as how to make the dresden plate block. One of my favorite quilts in the book is one involving dresden plates, that I considered them really difficult to sew. But I thought I should give it a try.
I spend a whole day searching through my stack of fabrics, and I decided to go with two lines: Annie’s Farm Stand and Riley Blake’s Sew Cherry, and the results so far:
My main problem is that I have to buy some fabric for the backing and also for the middle circles, since the one I have is clearly not enough.
To be continued…
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