Scrappy Dresden Tree Skirt
I made one of these about 6 years ago using a long 18 degree dresden ruler. I used Christmas fabrics. (This pattern is no longer available for free. I've redesigned the template.)
I decided to use up some of my Kaffe Fassett prints with some shot cottons.
Here are some of the wedges:
|Set of wedges with the largest fabric piece at the top|
|Set of wedges with the largest fabric piece at the bottom|
When I cut the strip sets, I got more than I needed, but hey - I can make 3 of them, right?
|Getting ready to make the tree skirt|
So, I pieced them into a tree skirt (for a mini tree). What do you think?
|Scrappy Tree Skirt: approx. 28" diameter|
I took the end cuts (which are half the width of a full wedge) and pieced those together to make some REALLY scrappy dresdens. Playing with solids (shot cottons) and prints gave me SO much movement!
|Each of these wedges has FOUR fabrics!|
And here is the 30" block that I got from the wedges above:
|Scrappy Dresden block is a bonus in the 11 page pattern|
Click that link and you can see more photos. The full size dresden template is included with a LOT of photo steps. You don't need a ruler. If you have one of the shorter 8" EZ Dresden rulers, you can just extend it. This is my 12-1/2" dresden ruler (20 wedges make a full circle).
I have a limited supply of my 12-1/2" Dresden ruler in my Etsy shop (10 remain from my Vortex workshops). Check it out!