WIP Wednesday - April 17

I have this Dresden Star pattern from Laundry Basket Quilts along with the templates that go along with it and I've made the block once before here:
Dresden Star Mini Quilt
And when I first showed it, my cousin said something about it looking like a sunflower and so I thought I would try making it in some bright yellow, sunflowery colors!
Bright yellow and orange
I have a few more yellows and oranges in my fabric stash than I had a few short years ago. The bright colors are growing on me and I'm making more from them all the time.
Adding the star points
The star points are just a folded triangle, set into the seams of the more traditional Dresden plate.
Machine applique with decorative stitching
 The first time I made this pattern, I hand-stitched the Dresden plate onto the background. This time, I turned to my sewing machine, chose a decorative stitch, and stitched it on by machine.
So colorful!
 I love this muted green background - it really makes the yellow and orange pop!
Auditioning brown fabric for the center
I still don't have many browns in my stash of fabric, this was one I had that I like the best, but I think I may need to make a visit to a fabric store to find the exact piece I have in my mind.

If you're looking for the pattern & templates, you can find them here at Laundry Basket Quilts.

Piecefully yours,

Linking up with:
Quiltsy WIP and Whatnots
The Needle and Thread Network WIP Wednesday #86


  1. love the colors Ann.. it is looking great.. I love the center brown!!!

    1. Thanks cuz! I've hung it where I can see it and the brown I have seems to be growing on me!

  2. Love the block and what colors you chose. Nothing wrong with a trip to the fabric store!

  3. Love the block and your choice of colors!

    1. It is a beautiful block and I will be making a few of these with some different colors - but the yellow really pops!

  4. That's a beautiful block! Well done!

  5. Love the sunflower. Looks just like summer!

    1. Summer, I forget what summer looks like! We're still buried in snow!

  6. Great summer colors on your sunflower block! Beautiful job.

    1. Thanks Cynthia! I needed some summer colors after such a long winter!


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