So on Friday my January Bee Block arrived from King Bee Brian. Totally excited I ripped open the envelope and found the instructions, template and fabrics for a Dresden Plate block. I've seen Dresden Plates many times around the internet, one of my recent favourites was made by my friend Kati at Kati's Quilting and Sewing, and I'd quickly added them to my list - no, not my To Do List (of which I have many) or even my Bucket List (which doesn't even exist), I'm talking about my No, Nay, Never List.
If you're dreading doing something my theory is to get on with it quickly so you can stop worrying about it, so I got up this morning all ready to crack this Dresden thing and that's exactly what I did.
Brian said "... use your creativity and as much latitude as you like. You can do whichever size plate or several plates whatever strikes your fancy!" There were few instructions, just to use the teal fabric for the background and the yellow fabric for the centre circle and then to applique to the background fabric. "Above all - have a great time being creative and modern!"
I decided to vary the length of each plate and to make some plates with square edges and others with points.
I love the back so much I have to share a photo of that too!
This has to be one of the fastest blocks I've ever made. It is so simple and looks soooooo complicated. I take back everything I ever thought about making a Dresden Plate block/quilt. It was such fun and, yet again, being in my Bee has challenged me to learn new skills and given me another shove out of my comfort zone - a very big thank you King Brian.
I love my NYC Mod Bee :)
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