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.
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!