Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Stepping Stones Sampler Lesson Six Dresden Plate

Welcome to lesson 6 of the Stepping Stones Sampler!  This month we'll be making Dresden Plate Blocks.
You can decide if you want to do this block using hand applique or machine applique.  You can do the center using your choice of hand, machine or fusible applique.
Using the template for the dresden wedges, line up your template with the folded edges at the top of the wedge and trim the sides.

Now you are ready to sew them together, sew in pairs if using two or four colors.  If using three colors, sew in threes.  Use quarter inch seams and take care to match up the top edges. Press the seams open.
Take a moment and see if your set of three makes a 90 degree angle.  
Next, sew these together into half circles, do the same for sets of two.  Make sure your halves line up in a straight line. 
Then sew both of these into a full circle.
Press each background square in half both ways so you can make sure to get your dresdens centered properly.
Pin each dresden down to prepare for applique.

Have fun sewing them to the backgrounds. You could even mix and match techniques! 

Next month we'll be learning foundation paper piecing.

I'd love to see your color choices and progress, so feel free to share - use the hashtag #steppingstonesquiltalong and #pamelaquilts on instagram so we can find them easily.  I'm resisting the temptation to start a new version, but will be sharing pictures of the four I've made so far as we go!

 Thanks for quilting along with me!

Buy my pattern here:  Stepping Stones Sampler

Find the list of blog posts here:  Stepping Stones Quilt Along

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Love that island batik fabric line - one of my favorites.