Dresdens: a fun block. This went together well with the templates from the pattern by Edyta Sitar. It is an oldie. She has a more modern looking one; check out her blog.
But I have had these dresdens made and appliqued to large squares. The layout had even been planned, cut out, and partially assembled. I believe I started this at least 7 or so years ago, but think it is longer... maybe 10 years. Piecing the dresdens was fun; my goal was to use as many different fabrics as possible, all Thimbleberries.
My delay was what to do with the points as they were not tacked down on the sides. I just decided to machine applique them with YLI's monofilament. I am not thrilled with the effect, but I am thinking done is better than perfect. Here is the completed top. Off to the quilter tomorrow. I would like some designs in the large triangles, maybe feathers?
Yes! !!! Another UFO out of the way, and flimsy together.
Secondly, here is the latest Blockheads block. Nice 6 and a half inch block.
Have you ever had a day where things just don't go together as well? Yesterday, I had that day. I remade a friendship star. Easy peasy. Maybe to assemble. Just make sure your layout is right. It took 2 more tries for me., and then the same thing happened with this block. But it is done, too.
Here are all 18, so far. For 17, I made the piecework version by Lisa Bongean. I liked the flags, but just didn't want to applique it.