Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tiny Dresdens!

It's been a few years since I've stitched Dresden plate blocks, which are a lovely and classic design for quilting. This week I've been revisiting them, only with a bit of twist - downsized into a mini Dresden!  I have Deidra, over at Quilt Obsession, to thank for this inspired idea. She has put together a series of posts on making them which can be found on her blog and she is currently hosting a #tinydresdenparty on Instagram!
 
 
I began my foray into mini Dresden making using fabrics from my Heather Bailey stash (as a part of my #sewingmystashadesigneramonth2018 sewing plan).  I have been downsizing a pattern to make my dresdens into minis - the first attempt resulted in a Dresden that is 8" across and then further pattern reduction brought the finished Dresden down to 5" across (which qualifies as a "mini"). I may push the limits a bit more with scaling down the pattern further to see if I can manage a Dresden that finishes in the 3.5" range.  Meantime, I am loving the results!
 
There is just something so appealing about a mini version and I'm not sure I'll be able to stop making them just yet - especially when I dream about all the things I can sew these little beauties onto. ;o) Pop by Deidra's blog for links to templates, instructions, tips and inspiration, if you're feeling the need to make some mini dresdens, too!
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. oh they look great Katherine..........love this with Heathers fabrics..........

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  2. These are just adorable Katherine! The colours you have chosen remind me of a cool drink on a sunny Summer's day! Thank you for sharing the link. I will definitely be adding some Dresdens to my 2018 list. They have long been a favourite of mine also! Happy New Year!

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  3. These are adorable! So sweet!

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  4. I made a tiny dresden, by hand, while I was laid up after foot surgery. It's about 4.25". I used someone's tiny template but I can't remember from where. It kept me busy! Yours are much prettier. Mine is solid shades of pink.

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