Monday, June 29, 2015

It's A Good Thing I Like Dresden Blocks

Small but cute!

I made the remainder of the 25 mini Dresden's that I needed
for my quilt... along with half of the 16 medium sized Dresden blocks...
and I had already made the 16 large blocks.
So now I need to start making the centers for them!
The only problem is... is that
I can't find the template for making the centers!

I guess I can kind of judge by the picture here.

It looks like they used the background fabric for the centers.
I can do that.
What do you think...
 Does the center look the same on the
small Dresden as the large one?

I had to look back at some of the other Dresden
styled quilts I have made to see what I had done in the past...

This had a regular center.

This quilt had a super large center.
I like the polka dots.

This one had a little face for the center.

This was for by Bees Knees sewing group!

Hmm, No help here... this isn't finished yet.
It was my Bees Knees project.

 I guess I have more Dresden's to finish...
and more to make!

This  is a new kit yet to be made... 
oh, hey, I bet I can
look at the pattern here to see about the center template!

I am also going to take a closer look at the Patriotic Quilter and 
Cupcake n Daisies blogs... because they made the one from the magazine too!

Hope you have a great week! 
Thanks for visiting today!

14 friends stopped by to chat:

Dora, the Quilter said...

Traditionally, if we didn't have a pattern for the center, we pressed the plate well, measured the diameter or the center area that was free of fabric, added 1 inch to that measurement, and cut our circle. The one inch allowed us a 1/4 inch turn under with the circle covering 1/4 inch of the plate petals.

sunny said...

I'm working on a Dresden quilt, and I think I ended up using the cookie jar lid for my template. I'm embroidering flowers on all my centers, so it's a little larger than tradition.
You can use anything!!

Needled Mom said...

I would think it was all about personal preference. They will be gorgeous when they are finished.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Evie and her darling daddy are having some summer fun for sure. What a cute pair!

Sinta, I don't believe I know anyone who sews as much as YOU do. A-mazing! Such pretty Dresden pieces. You have the patience of Jobe.


Béa said...

I just ordered the Gardenvale first Dresden quilt.

Jeannie said...

Oooh, I love these! I went to the McCall's website in search of the pattern you are using--so cute!--and noticed that a corrected version of the pattern download is available, since the original was inaccurate (

Hildy said...

Your little dresedens are really cute, I mean really cute! A whole quilt with just these minis would be adorable.
I think the circle fabric is the same as the background and I know there's just one template for the center in the Dresden template instruction by Darlene Zimmermann.

Colleen Gander said...

I happen to be working on the same pattern, a long term project because we're also trying to sell the house and make a retirement move, so I can tell you that the centres are different for each. I could scan the templates in and send them if you like.

Marla's Crafts said...

I love the little smiley face. How did you make the face. Love the dresden plate quilts. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

kristie said...

I pulled out my copy of the magazine and I do have the circle templates> Templete D: 2 3/4" diameter, Template E: 2 1/2" diameter, and Template F: 2" diameter. Hope this helps.

Jeanna said...

Loving your dresdens! The one with the little face is just too sweet.

Sue said...

Those dresdens are just the cutest ! Thelma could probably help you with the template for these centers :-D

Michele said...

I thought the centers looked the same too, but from reading the comments they must be different. How nice that you will able to get the right templates from kind readers :-)

Kris said...

Oh my gosh, they are all so cute!! Love the little face on the one!!!!!
XO Kris