First I added the little 1/4 inch red feed sack peeper then a 6 inch muslin border and now I'm appliqueing the almost half Dresden's to the border.....gently unpicking a little space at the peeper sewn in seam to tuck in the bottom raw edges of the border Dresden's .....they really look like fans don't they!..
.... trying to add a full half Dresden with that little nine patch centre was just too fiddly and awkward.
I'm thinking I could later scallop around the top of the border Dresden's....trust me to make it harder for myself, but at least the quilt layout / design will truly is my own design.
Wish I knew who /where this particular Dresden first originated, I would love to give credit to the designer source....
I bought this book below some time last year.....I love it, that block on the cover is very much like the Vintage Dresden's I'm working with and what I fell in love with straight off.......beautiful authentic 1930's quilt designs taken and reproduced from old news paper pattern clippings
...so now I'm thinking, why didn't I just do this quilt, the pattern is all there laid out ready to go, no working out measurements....no, that would have been too easy!
I must add that I am enjoying every step in the making of my Dresden quilt...and can't wait to have it sandwiched / basted ready for hand-quilting..
Have a great week...enjoy whatever you have planned....♥