A Dresden Quilt in Jewel Tones
Forgive me in advance for the really bad pictures today. This quilt was a whopping 96″ square and I couldn’t get a full picture of it no matter how hard I tried.
If you missed my “progress” post on this one, you can find it here.
- Find all of other Dresden plate quilts here.
- You can find all my Dresden plate tutorials here.
- Find my free pattern for this quilt here.
About the Quilt
Because of the size of this quilt I went for a more simpler quilting on it. The Dresden plates I was a little more creative with. They have swirls in their centers and something similar to echoing in the actual blades. The background is just your basic meander.
It’s been a while since I just did a meander and I was happy with how quickly it all came along. I spent so much time making the Dresden blocks that it was refreshing that at least one part of this quilt moved a bit more quickly.
If you’ve never meander FMQed, I have a tutorial for it here.
Pattern – A Dresden Quilt
Size – 96×96″
Blocks – 64 blocks in rows 9×9.
Backing Fabrics – Pink Watercolor Floral wide back
Binding – Stripe Crystal Rose
Batting – Warm & Natural
Skill Level – Beginner
Label – Found here
I’m still in love with the machine Ditch Binding method. This picture really shows how hidden the stitches are. It looks so clean and neat without that pesky stitch line showing on the quilt top. If you haven’t tried it yet, I have a video tutorial for it here.