Saturday, February 05, 2011

Just Because

I made a Dresden Plate just because I wanted to challenge myself by

  • sewing a traditional pattern

  • experimenting with combinations of prints and colors of fabric

  • aiming for alignment and even measurements

  • keep myself from going stir crazy during this Texas ice storm

Basically, I followed these instructions with some modifications. Instead of 20 pieces, I designed a pattern for 10 pieces. Rather than applique the finished pattern on a square block, I appliqued a circle on the back so I can use this for a "mug rug".


Deborah said...

I love it! This is one of my favorite traditional designs and this is great modern interpretation.

Wrenaissance Art said...

That looks great with all those blues!
Sometimes it's fun to dive into a really technical challenge. :-)