Today I’m excited to share with you photos of my completed Block of the Month Sampler Quilt AND the tutorial for the August Block; a Dresden Quilt Block. I’ve had a great time putting this series of blocks together for you and hope that you’ve enjoyed making the blocks.
If you’re playing along be sure to share your finished blocks on social media with the hashtag #PolkaDotChairBlocks (if you have a private IG account, hashtags won’t work for you, so share it to my Facebook instead) , I’m on Instagram as @Polkadotchair or you can also share it right to my Facebook Page (you can post a photo over there)
If you missed it be sure to check out this post on Quilt Block Construction Tips. You can find an index to all the posts in this quilt block series to date by clicking here.
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Today to round out the Block of the Month program, I’m sharing a tutorial for a Dresden Quilt Block. This block is constructed in a slightly different manner than our other blocks. It makes use of applique and piecing. I adore making Dresden blocks, I’ve added them to handbags, made baby quilts from them and even designed an entire quilt based on them (you can see it here).
Before we get to the “how to” construction of the block, I’m going to share with you photos of the finished quilt! I love how it turned out, this is the version of “pinks” that I made for my daughter. I’m still working on the other 3 quilts. My sons quilt is all grays and navys and will be finished in the same way as this quilt is. The Christmas quilt will only have 9 blocks and be a square. I’ve also taken a “radical” departure with my other quilt (the pinks, greens and low volume fabrics). It’s now going to be a medallion quilt, because I decided I wanted a King Size quilt that is a square. Don’t ask me how I’m going to do that, because I’m really not sure yet *wink*. Here’s a sneak peek of it on my design wall.
I snapped a few photos of the finished pink quilt on a camping trip last Memorial Day weekend. I really love how this quilt turned out. It’s going in my daughters room and I think will be perfect with the pink and black accents in there. It’s made up almost entirely from fabric from my Wonderland Line, with a bit of Derby Style thrown in.
The August block is a Dresden block, I think it rounds out the other blocks quite nicely. If you’re not too keen on making a Dresden block then you can remake one of the other blocks in another fabric to complete your quilt.
So what do you think? Do you like how the blocks all came together? Do you have a favorite one?
Now for the Dresden Block Tutorial our August Block.