Friday, February 10, 2017

Dresden Garden FREE pattern

Yes, a new free pattern that I made for Red Rooster Fabrics. What do you think?

Dresden Garden quilt with Fleur du Jardin fabrics by Red Rooster

 Did I ever tell you about how little fabric I was sent? To be fair, these were just the little samples that the manufacturer sent to the Marketing Rep. But, Leslie has known me for over 10 years and I have delivered designs and quilts with bits and pieces before.

 Holy Cow! Bits and pieces about 1/8th yard in size with maybe 1/3 yard of that floral. Now you can see why I had to get creative with the colors!

Here is how I pieced the back:

Dresden Garden quilt back
Now, go back and look at the binding. Was I just trying to be clever? No way! I only had a little bit of each of the solid reading fabrics and so had to piece the binding. So, I put my thinking cap on and echoed the colors in the inner borders. I did sweat some bullets, truth be told.

You can download this FREE pattern at the Red Rooster site: Dresden Garden Quilt. It is 27" x 27". The center is a 20" square.  The paper template for the dresden wedge is included, but if you have an 18 degree dresden tool with at least an 8" height, things will be easier to cut.

I sell an 8" Dresden ruler (which I use when I teach my Modern Vortex workshop).
Dresden Ruler #4 shown with my Modern Vortex pattern
Modern Vortex quilt: 20" block, 28" x 28" quilt
I am teaching this workshop 5 times this Spring. And this is the 4th year that this quilt has traveled with me for this. I never, ever would have thought she would be such a Rock Star!

Hope you enjoy seeing this new, sweet quilt!

8 comments:

  1. Hey distant relative, would it be ok to give you a shout out and a link in my blog Rhondadort.com? Thanks!!

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  2. I love Dresden quilts and this one is definitely a new favorite of mine. You made great use of all the scraps to create this beauty!

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  3. Very artistic and creative use of your fabrics! Love the quilt.

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  4. reminds me of a watercolor painting. Beautiful.

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  5. So pretty!!! So little fabric to create such a pretty quilt!

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  6. I really like the Dresden - such pretty fabrics, I wouldn't have guessed it was inspired by want. =)

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