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But my design mind just wouldn't leave me alone. I started looking at any dresden block I could find. I knew I had to make more. So during my search I came across this.
The pattern used templates, and not the method I had became familiar with. So I took her measurements and adapted it, My version does not have as many plates as hers does, but I do prefer Susan Cleveland's method. Now this is a total learning lesson. These are my samples to learn more about the dresden. I learned how changing the position of the ruler changes the center. If you move it up the ruler you get a larger center hole. I did not double point my plates, as I think the center needs to have a circle to look like a snowflake. I made one to look like a snowflake, and one a bit Christmassy!!
I decided to quilt these pieces very plainly. I went around the center and then out the plates. I think the linear quilting adds to the dresden.
But that is not the end of the story. As I was working away on this I decided that a 3/4 dresden would look super cool. But if you had that you would need something else to fill the negative space. Well what about a full dresden that was half size?? And then after that was decided, it left a gaping hole on the top. Well here is what I drempt up. I emailed Susan Cleveland and got her opinion and here it is.
I am totally tickled with how it turned out. I am going to write up the pattern and call it a class!
Until the next stitch!!