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:
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.
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.
Linking up with:
Quiltsy WIP and Whatnots
The Needle and Thread Network WIP Wednesday #86
love the colors Ann.. it is looking great.. I love the center brown!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks cuz! I've hung it where I can see it and the brown I have seems to be growing on me!Delete
Love the block and what colors you chose. Nothing wrong with a trip to the fabric store!ReplyDelete
Love the block and your choice of colors!ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful block and I will be making a few of these with some different colors - but the yellow really pops!Delete
That's a beautiful block! Well done!ReplyDelete
Love the sunflower. Looks just like summer!ReplyDelete
Summer, I forget what summer looks like! We're still buried in snow!Delete
Beautiful sunflower block!ReplyDelete
Thank you Terry!Delete
Great summer colors on your sunflower block! Beautiful job.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cynthia! I needed some summer colors after such a long winter!Delete