Design Process–‘Farmer’s Fancy’ Dresden Plates

My dear friend Bree and I have been discussing gifting a small wall hanging to a mutual friend. I challenged non-sewing Bree to pick the Inklingo block(s) and the fabrics, then I’ll make it.

Bree decided on four blocks of two different Farmer’s Fancy Dresden Plates that finish at 12 inches. I was impressed she was able to narrow the choice down to only two different blocks–there are virtually unlimited ‘plate’ combinations that can be made with the Inklingo Dresden Plate collections. Block 1 is the bottom right of this illustration:

dresden-fancy-ex-01 12 inIllustration by Linda Franz, used with permission.

Block 2 has a different center, it’s the last one in the middle row below

dresden-pieced-varIllustration by Linda Franz, used with permission.

In order to give Bree an idea of the size of the individual shapes in the block, I printed a page of each shape without the seam allowance. (Linda provides these in each collection). Then we went to the fabrics to play. These are her choices:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is a ‘some-time-in-the-near-future’ project. I wanted to document the fabrics for each block so when I’m ready to print the shapes I’ll use this for reference.

Block 1-1 has yellow blades:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlock 1-2 has purple and lavender blades:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlock 2-1 has pink blades:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlock 2-2 has blue and yellow blades:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

’til later, Jillian


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Piecing and quilting in the northern Plains.
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