At lunchtime, I stitched them together. I had drawn out a sketch and I was thinking I would make the blocks into leaves.
I made a plastic template and cut the squares into a big leaf shape.
I ironed light Heat 'n Bond on the back of the blocks.
And I traced around the template and cut them out.
They are kind of chunkie big leaves.
I changed the plan again. I stitched so many strips sets at and I am not liking the leaves. I decided to make a plastic template and cut out some sections for a Dresden Plate Block.
I wanted the sections to look really scrappy so I moved the template around on the strip set to get different variations.
I needed 21 sections.
Here is how I stitched the sections.
I pressed the points and then I stitched them together and pressed both sides of the Dresden Plate Block.
I love it!
I had decided to place the Dresden Plate Block in the center and scatter the leaves around it.
They look too big! Then I laid it out on a yellow print fabric.
I still don't like it. Then I split them in half.
I tried a couple different layouts.
I still did not like it. They were too free form with the Dresden Plate Block in the center.
I really wanted something to scatter around the block. I already had put all the work into the strips for the leaves. How can I use them? I decided to cut them into small sections of the Dresden Plate.
I laid them out around the center block. I like it. But I don't love it. I want it to look unique, but not traditional.
I guess I will have to sleep on it!
I thought I would like the plain muslin behind the blocks but I am thinking I might like a yellow print fabric or maybe strips of yellow fabrics. (More stitching on my lunch break tomorrow).
Any ideas or suggestions?
I know my completed quilt will be a 29" square, because I am making it for daughter's square table. I want it to fit perfectly on the top.
I hope you are enjoying following along. I made several of changes all in one day. I need to quilt it soon. Hopefully, Friday night. On Saturday, I will stitch the binding and take photos and upload them to flicker for Project Quilting.