I was looking to make a baby quilt for our friends who just had a little girl. Inspired by this fabric I picked up from Dry Goods Design a while back I decided to make Dresden blocks in matching colors.
Kona color chart comes in real handy on such occasions. I was able to find the colors that closely matched the colors in the fabric.
I skipped the burnt orange and found a print by Lotta Jansdotter that matched the color for binding.
I used Wrights EZ Quilting Dresden Ruler and the petals are 3.5" in size. The center circle is 3.5" in diameter. I recently purchased a Grace Company 360 TrueCut Circle Cutter which made cutting the circles a breeze.
I machine appliquéd the Dresden plates on to 12" x 12" blocks of Kona white and pieced the top together.
For the quilting I went with stitch #4 on my Bernina and the walking foot. I increased the stitch length to 2.5 to get a more gentle curve. I like the texture it created. I think it tones down the otherwise stark lines of the blocks.
The quilt finishes at 36" x 48" and has a real fresh look to it. It reminds me of a kid's drawing.
This is a great quilt for a beginner and if you have any questions please free to contact me.
I recently got some labels printed from MadMadGraphics. I love how they turned out. One label attached and quilt packaged.