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    Month 3 — SHOW YOUR PROGRESS

    Please use THIS TOPIC to show your Month 3 blocks.

    To learn how to post photos, use the SEARCH THE FORUM box— type UPLOADING PHOTOS to find the post from July 2021 that explains how.
    Barbara Black
    Huntsville AL
    https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
    "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

    #2
    First Dresden plate attempt. I made it 4 inches in EQ8, but the turn of the cloth on all the pedals makes it a fraction over
    4 inches. Might have to go with 3.75 pattern size or maybe raw edge applique. Fun to be able to play around with it.
    Still don't have my machine back from the shop yet. HelenW

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      #3
      [QUOTE=HelenW;n892235]First Dresden plate attempt. I made it 4 inches in EQ8, but the turn of the cloth on all the pedals makes it a fraction over
      4 inches. Might have to go with 3.75 pattern size or maybe raw edge applique. Fun to be able to play around with it.
      Still don't have my machine back from the shop yet. HelenW[/QUOTE]

      This is not the Dresden Plate Irene used--hers has pointed ends, not round.

      I worked in EQ8 and the closest I could come to the size in the pattern is a 3" 12 petal Dresden Plate. The center circle was way too small but it's easy to make the circle the 1.25" size in the pattern. It's 3" because that pattern does NOT have the points straight up and down as Irene does.

      If you want the size just like Irene's--BUY THE PAPERS.

      If you want to try drawing it yourself--START WITH A 3.75" CIRCLE--be precise in segmenting it into 12 petals, and use 1.25" for the center circle.

      To keep this information from getting lost, I have created a NEW TOPIC for the Dresden Plate Petals and Circles--please put all future comments about this there:

      [url]https://thequiltshow.com/forum/block-of-the-month-bom/bom-2022-garden-party-down-under/892239-dresden-plate-petal-and-circle-sizes[/url]
      Last edited by Barbara B.; 02-28-2022, 01:57 PM.
      Barbara Black
      Huntsville AL
      https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
      "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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        #4
        Finished the pieced section for Month 3 and I am pleased with the results. For the Dresden Plate, I used Print & Fuse Light and stitched it down with invisible thread. On to the embroidery section...

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        • Helen W. commented
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          Sandra, I like the way you used two solid like fabrics in two pieces opposite each other and pale
          similar colored fabrics. Then pulling them all together in the Dresden. Looks great. HelenW

        #5
        [FONT=Calibri][COLOR=#000000][FONT=-webkit-standard][COLOR=black]One attempt at using the tiny blade templates sent me looking for a "better mouse trap"! I figured out how to make mine using the freezer paper piecing technique. Thanks to comments about enlarging the block illustration to 160% and trick of sewing across the top of the blade to make the point and I was off. I posted a photo of my steps and a very brief description of the process under the forum heading of "Dresden plate template and Circle". The first one was trial and a few errors, the next 6 went very quickly. I did all to this stage in just less than 4 hrs. Now on to the circles and sewing down to the squares![/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT]

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        • Leslie M. commented
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          Such cheery Dresdens.
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        I did the appliqué first.
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        #6
        I did the appliqué first

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        • Leslie M. commented
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          Great colors throughout the block.

        • Judith A. commented
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          Great fabric choices.

        • Norma C. commented
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          Love your fabric choices!

        #7
        Linda, I really like the background fabric! I decided to "kiss the frog" (a favorite bloggers term for doing the least favorite thing first) and get the Dresdens out of the way. I'm prepping the appliqué pieces now :)

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          #8
          Finished my pieced blocks. Super cute. If you are able the Dresden plates are just so cute and worth the effort.
          Will start appliqué block soon.
          Linda H
          Happy Quilting 

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          • Barbara B. commented
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            Great blocks, good job!

          #9
          I ended up using a flower from month 1 instead of the dresden plate, and I'm happy with it!

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            #10
            [QUOTE=AmyE;n892338]I ended up using a flower from month 1 instead of the dresden plate, and I'm happy with it![/QUOTE]

            Amy, I wish there was a LOVE button--great way to make this quilt your own.
            Barbara Black
            Huntsville AL
            https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
            "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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              #11
              This was so much faster than the first one.
              Last edited by Connie H.; 03-06-2022, 12:42 PM. Reason: I used the Print & Piece Fuse Lite for each Dresden petal, glued the hem at the top of each and then sewed them together on the machine. The fusible made it easier to handle those tiny pieces for

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              • Carolyn R. commented
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                Connie, I love the gradient coloring in the fabric for your drooping flower on the lower left. You have given me inspiration!
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              I love it! Did you get the corrected trimming instructions?

              #12
              [[email protected];n892363]Guess I am messed up now! I just got the correction on size to trim to and I did it according to first instructions.[/QUOTE]

              There is NOT a correction to the size. The pattern clearly says to trim to 13.5” W X 12.5” H.
              Barbara Black
              Huntsville AL
              https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
              "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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                #13
                Finished the appliqué…. Now to the piecing. Enjoying the quilt. Thanks Barbara for your work on teaching!
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                Last edited by Elizabeth A.; 03-06-2022, 11:33 AM. Reason: Made a decision…. After this week I decided to stand with Ukraine and make my blocks blue and yellow and my Dresden plate will be a sunflower
                Elizabeth Anderson
                Cadiz, KY  (near Paducah)

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                • Connie H. commented
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                  Beautiful thoughts and beautiful block Elizabeth!

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