Sue Rhodes shares with us her personal interpretation of splitting the dresden plate petal and sewing it by hand with the English Paper Piecing method.
Sue shares with us this clever modern interpretation of the traditional Dresden plate petal that she designed and which she enjoys sewing together with the English Paper Piecing method.
Each petal is split into three pieces. There are 12 petals in total in both the smaller and the larger plate size. This comes out at 24″. With a little bit of colour play, you can also create interesting secondary patterns.
Sue shows us how the petals come together and has used the larger version to create a Christmas tree skirt. Alternatively, you could make a really big quilt with just 4 blocks.
The patterns come complete with templates to draw, but if you like something a little bit more robust they have companion acrylic templates, which give you the possibility of fussy cutting your fabric, which in turn could create a kaleidoscope effect.