Saturday, August 11, 2012

My first Dresden

I made my first Dresden Plate for the latest round of the Invite Your Partner swap on Craftster. My partner had some on her Pinterest and one of her comments on it was that she thought a pillow would be nice for that design. Done and Done! She liked purple, green, and blue, and to start with I was pulling fabric in all of those colors, but then realized I could easily pull together 20 different green prints from my stash without expending too much effort. Not sure if I should be proud or ashamed of that Smiley

I used the Easy Dresden Ruler to make these, and it was definitely very easy! A nice neutral dark gray for the backing, and I was pretty pleased with how it all came together. I did a ton of quilting on it, more than I usually do. Initially I was going to do more quilting in the gray (outside the Dresden) but I stopped with just one line and decided I liked it that way.

ETA: Here's two close-ups of the quilting that my partner took. I couldn't find mine.

Since making this one I've made two more dresden plates with holiday fabric. I'm going to finish a third one and make a holiday table runner!