Friday, August 29, 2008
New Technique Part 2
Recently, I was gifted some Dresden blocks from the 1940's and 1950's from Debbie at Making Quilts. I enjoyed those so much that I had to try this for myself.
Using Eleanor Burns "Egg Money Quilts" book, I made these Dresden blocks.
The technique Eleanor recommends is so easy and fun. Of course you chain sew the ends so that they are nicely folded on the top and when you applique you do not have to tuck anything down. It is a wonderful technique.
I wanted to break from the traditional setting of white, so I am using a red dot fabric that I received from the scrap swap and a yellow fabric from Moda that has a vintage look to it.
I like this so much that I think I will make more.