Dresden Fans in October
This post is a placeholder just in case I don’t get unpacked and settled into my new place quickly enough … or there are problems with internet access or … I am just utterly exhausted and too brain dead to do what I plan to do …
In October, we’re making 6 inch Dresden Fans.
There is no pattern written yet, but … here are the templates you’ll need, created by Robin:
Thanks, again, Robin!
Background – Any solid, tone-on-tone (TOT) print that is cream or light tan
Petals/Wedges (2 fabrics) – Any solid, tone-on-tone (TOT) print that is yellow, gold or orange. Multicolor prints are OK, too as long as they are predominately one of those colors. Choose two fabrics for your petals.
Center – Any solid, tone-on-tone (TOT) print that is red or brown. This can also be a multicolor print as long as it “reads as” red or brown if you were looking at it across the room.
If you are making multiple blocks, you can repeat fabrics as long as each block is unique. No twins!
For each block you will need:
- One 7-inch square of Background–this will be trimmed to 6 1⁄2 inches square after the appliqué is done.
- Two wedges (using template) cut from each of your two Petal fabrics– You can cut two petals from a rectangle that is 3 3⁄4 by 5 1⁄2 inches.
- ONE Center (using template)
Making the Block
This video, from Quiltmaker magazine, shows the method for making this block. We are making a fan block or 1⁄4 of a Dresden plate. There are only four wedges.
The wedge template for our block is slightly curved edge at the narrow end—this is so you can sew the curved seam to add the center–If you prefer to appliqué that curve, then you do not have to cut the curve in the narrow end of the wedges. When you appliqué the petals (and optionally the center) down, you may use hand or machine appliqué with matching or contrasting thread, as you like. Note that in Robin’s templates, once center is created for appliqué and does not include the seam allowance around the curve so that you can add as much as you like …
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