Monday, December 29, 2014

Dresden Plate Tutorial and Scrap Quilting





Happy Monday! There are just a few more days left in 2014, but I've already made some plans for the blog in 2015. While reviewing my posts from this year (I'll do a recap post later this week) I realized that I really need to make more scrap quilts in 2015. So I thought it would be fun to post about sewing with scraps every Monday in the new year. I'll share my scrappy progress each week and also have a linky tool here on the blog so everyone can post and link up with their scrap sewing for the year...I hope it sounds fun...I know it will motivate me to get sewing with more scraps. And it will be extra fun to be able to search the links and see even more scrappy inspiration.

I'll begin next Monday and have everything set up so you can add your photo/link that day as well! I will also have a blog button finished next week...and if you don't have a blog I'll have an option for you to share your progress as well.



One of my favorite ways to use scraps is to make scrappy Dresden Plate blocks...and so I've created a video tutorial on assembling this block.




The tutorial was filmed in two parts--the first part is up now and covers making and assembling the Dresden blade part of the block.




 

Or, you can watch the video on You Tube here. Hope you enjoy it!

Part 2 will be up next week--it shares my technique for making the center circle on the Dresden block.



Get ready for fun scrap sewing in 2015...thanks so much for stopping by!


29 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

A link up for scrappy quilts sounds great - I work with scraps almost all the time!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have been quilting for 20 years and have never made a Dresden plate. I think it is time to try one! Thank you for the tutorial.

Anat said...

Hi Sherry . Just wanted to let you know that i own your book and i find it very very helpfull . your quilt and pillows are just beautiful , i cant stop quilting each and every one of them, so Thanks !
Happy new year from Israel !

Heartsdesire said...

Thanks, Sherry, for setting up a scrap Monday. I'm always looking for ways to use my scraps as I'm sure everyone else is too. This will be fun to see the different fabrics that everyone uses.

Filomena Crochet said...

Muito obrigada...a sua aula foi muito bem dada...abra├žos e bom 2015!!!

helen said...

Great utube demo cant wait for part 2

Robbienae said...

Thanks for being scrappy!! It's double fun to make a scrap quilt because you get to clean out your stash and create something pretty.

Susie Hoover said...

Looking forward to your Scrappy Mondays!

Carol Q said...

lovely - a really useful video - looking forward to part 2

Nanna said...

I have always loved the dresden, but to chicken to try it lol! I've seen it odne in yellows with brown centers representing a sunflower, the scrappy party sounds great!

Helen

Sue said...

That last dresden is beyond beautiful. And the log cabin blocks are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing you talents with all of us. Especially me..........I don't have the talent to put the colors together so seeing them makes all the difference for me
Happy New Year!

Sinta Renee said...

Dresden's are my favorite block and a great way to use scraps! Sounds like a fun plan for Monday's!

Hildy said...

That just sounds great! I love scrappy projects they're so unique and it's a fun way to use some scraps:-)

Teresa said...

Thank you for the video - I really enjoy making Dresden plates. What is the final size (diameter) of this finished Dresden plate?

em's scrapbag said...

I think a scrappy link up would be fun and inspiring.

Sue said...

Great video tutorial. Thanks. Can't wait to see your beautiful creations.

Diana Barnes said...

Thank you for your video. Icannot wait to see what you have in store for us in 2015

NMSue said...

Have loved the scrappy quilts from 2014 that have been on the Internet. And, Dresden Plate quilts lend themselves to all sorts of color schemes. Have made several and not one is alike.

Susie said...

Thank you for a wonderful post. Am just about to start a Dresden quilt for my mums 80th birthday gift. I had no idea how to start.

Gretchen said...

Looking forward to your scrappy Monday posts!

Pam E. said...

Another great YouTube video. I enjoy watching your demos.

Rosa said...

Sounds great.Love your eye fabrics!!

Wishing you a fabulous New Year!

Julie Beard said...

Hi Sherri,

Great dresdan plate tutorial and looking forward to part 2. If I may make one comment for your camera person, maybe when your pointing at a specific point could he or she if possible zoom in with you pointing to that area so that we can actually see where you are referring too. It would be very helpful when I make the dresdan plate block too! I hope this does not seem negative but I really enjoyed this tutorial and want you to make more! Happy New Year, Julie Beard Adelaide South Australia.

Sharon said...

What a great idea...I think I will have to do a scrappy day once a week as well!

Elin Torvik Grov said...

I have seen your tutorial, and I must say it is so wonderful, you have a calm and relaxing way to teach! I also have your books. Scrappy day a week sounds nice, I only know it will be difficult to follow each time. Looking forward to more tutorials from you in the future!

KathyinMN said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I always wondered how to get the blades together cleanly! Can't wait to see how you made your circle so perfect. Thanks again, I've been considering trying this block for a while.

gailss said...

Great tutorial Sherri and love that pattern...sounds like a fun project on Mondays....count me in and thanks, Gail

Beverly said...

Really enjoyed your Dresden plate video. Great tips on securing the seams! Love your blog. Am always amazed at how much you accomplish.

Rene' said...

Your scrappy Mondays sounds fun! I love your Dresden plate blocks. I recently made my first one as I requested them from my bee mates. Haven't had a chance to watch your video but have bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

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