Two Small Quilts from One Charm Pack

Five years ago I received a charm pack of Briar Rose fabrics from Windham. I'm not crazy about 5" squares, but I thought I'd see what I could come up with.

5" squares of Briar Rose
This was 2013 and I was busy teaching several English Paper Piecing workshops. These squares worked very well with 2" hexagons. Don't you just love that little froggy sitting by the river, reading his book?
Some squares became 2" hexagons
 I put those into a table runner:
My Zig and Zag of Hexies table runner
Here is the quilting up close. Love my walking foot! My Zig and Zag of Hexies was first a much larger table runner. You can see it here!

Straight line quilting
I had some extra charms and was able to get two Dresden Plate wedges from each. Then I finished up the base with a triangle instead of a 1/4 circle. So easy! I quilted it this weekend and I love the happy colors, don't you?
Briar Rose with other Windham Fabrics for finishing
This is an 18 degree Dresden tool. I used the 5" height on the ruler and was able to get two wedges from each square.

I am teaching my Modern Vortex class in another week in North Carolina and I'm taking several of my Dresden Plate quilts to show them all the variations you can get from this simple tool. I know they will be inspired. I could present an entire trunk show using my 2 dozen or so Dresden Plate quilts!


  1. Those are delightful. I'm going to bookmark this post for the next time I have a charm pack with no plans for it. Blessings,


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