Sallieann Harrison shares with you her modern sunny version of this traditional patchwork block, which includes applique.
This delightful quilt is made up of Dresden plate patchwork plus some stunning borders.
Sallieann takes us through the steps to make the 12 petals with the speedy help of the sewing machine. Her method means that the tips of the plates are already turned and therefore ready for the applique step. She also shows us how to make the centre sunny circle. There is a great tip on how to get this accurate. Finally she shows you her current favourite applique stitch on her sewing machine.
Sallieann also tells us about her quilting inspiration which was the backing fabric!
The pattern is available in the shop as an instant download – click here to buy the Dresden Plate Quilt by Sallieann Harrison
Sallieann mentions a poking gadget – and we can suggest That Purple Thang; a seam presser roller and Invisible thread – which we can offer in clear or smoke.
If you would like to know how to make the fast flying geese with no waste click here which would be great for your borders.
Sallieann enjoys traditonal quilting techniques and has won several quilt show awards in the UK and the USA. Be sure to check out her wool applique projects using a blend of hand and machine sewing.
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