Congratulations to me! I now have a quilt top for Dizzy Dresdens!
When we left Dizzy Dresdens, it was the four striped dresdens in the center. I added a small circle applique in the center of the four green blocks. The corners are large triangles of white fabric with 1/2 chevron dresdens tucked in the corners.
I started to make quarter chevron dresdens to save time/fabric but soon realized that I needed a full half to complete the effect. Here it is before applique.
And here it is getting cut to size. I know – it looks like I’ve lost my mind, but check it out when I turn it over to cut it.
I don’t lose a single complete point. If I had only done a quarter dresden, it would not have fanned all the way to the edges creating a very different effect.
I finished this up late and was determined to get the back ready. I really like plain quilt backs that make the quilting work pop. This quilt is 60×60 so I would have to use a piece of WAY too wide fabric or put two 44″ together which would create a seam right down the back that I really don’t want. I decided that I had enough of the stripe fabric left to do something a little interesting. I set off to calculating –
Then started sewing…
UGH! Remember what I said about forcing it late at night?? Backwards! dang. Alright, seam ripping at midnight to try again and ended up with this.
I’m really happy with the way this is coming together. It is taking FORever, but I think it is pretty darn cool!
I’m still a bit distracted with the technical side of switching platforms from Blogger to WordPress. My crafting has slowed down significantly! I’m going to keep working at it and will share a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. If you follow me on bloglovin, be sure to check your feed and make sure you’re following the active one: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/9760557.
Bonus – Do you know what movie the title of this post references?