It’s been a busy week with a bit of success in the dresden plate department. I was able to use some of the (much needed and appreciated) advice that readers graciously left me in the comments last week to find a way to correct my problem with the blocks.
I used a circle of Wonder Under fusible interfacing to affix the blocks to the background fabric. This left the points at the end of each blade free for hand applique, while eliminating the shifting problem. It worked beautifully and I had four completed in the time it took to watch a Netflix movie.
Limited progress on the ornaments, though. It’s harder to stitch them (without actually catching the back layer with the needle) than I thought, so I may have to rethink what I am doing with them. But, they will get finished, one way or another.
I did a tiny bit of hand sewing with friends while working on some other Christmas gifts, but nothing that I can really share right now.
What have YOU been stitching this Sunday?
Till next time,
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Lovely fabrics in your Dresden! So glad you found a solution!
I don’t think I would have found a good solution if people hadn’t commented with such good ideas to try!
I hope you stop by again soon!
I have been quilting for 20 years and have never tried a Dresdan Plate block maybe it is time…Thanks for inspiring! I am visiting from Slow Sunday Stitching.
It’s my first time to try this block also. I have never really done any applique other than a big, clunky blanket stitch in black around the edges of something. I have enjoyed it, though.
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate you!
Your Dresden plate block is beautiful. I love the fabrics you chose.
I really appreciate the kind words and that you took the time to stop by and comment.
I’ve popped over from Slow Sunday Stitching. Your dresden plate is just gorgeous!
Thanks so much for the compliment…and for stopping by!