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Dresden Quilt

29th January 2020
Grey Dresden Quilt

A couple of years ago I was attending a quilting club and I learnt how to make a Dresden block with the lovely Caroline.  I really enjoyed the technique and knew one day I would like to make a full quilt in this style.  Fast forward nearly two years and I have now made it!

This Dresden quilt was actually a Christmas gift for my parents.  They have owned a static caravan for the past four years and when they first moved in I gifted them one of my earliest quilts, which was made in shades of grey.  That quilt now sits on the arm of their caravan sofa and doubles up as a lap quilt and protector of said arm.  They had hinted that they would like something for the other arm and so I decided to set to work on a Christmas gift for them. 

Wanting to complement the existing quilt, I decided to stick with a similar colour palette but go for a completely different design.  At this point I remembered the Dresden pattern and decided it would be the perfect solution. 

I pulled lots of the grey fabrics from my stash (I am a fan of grey!) and also visited Midsomer Quilting to add to the collection and purchase some of my favourite solids for the background, Kona

The Dresden design is fairly time consuming but not difficult.  I methodically worked through it to produce each of the petals and assemble them into the blocks. 

I am really happy with the final quilt and am pleased to report that my parents liked it too.  I look forward to my next holiday in their caravan so that I can test out the quilt as I indulge in a little sofa nap! 

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