A Handmade Christmas Part 2
This was one of my very favorite projects to work on. I got these scraps back in July from my quilty friend Tracey. She made this gorgeous rainbow dresden and sent me the cut pieces to make another. Isn’t the internet awesome like that?
It only took about 30 minutes to make the actual dresden. I used this tutorial to piece it together. Then I sewed it to the polka dot fabric by hand while I was on a weekend getaway clear back in October.
I quilted it by hand, just sewing a simple quarter fan in each corner. I wish I could claim that idea as my own, but it wasn’t. It was Elizabeth‘s. Brilliant, right?
I also stitched around the whole dresden, and in each of the spokes. It was originally intended to be a table topper, but since I started my MIL has completely changed her living room and dining room. And her sewing room. Luckily, it will fit right in down there as a cute wall hanging.
I backed it with some cute pink and red and turquoise flowers and the binding is a teeny red stripe.
I finished this project sometime in November, and since then I’ve been on the lookout for a dresden ruler so I can make a few of these for my own. I sort of have a crush on these dresden plates. And we all know how I have a weakness for having things in every color. That means rainbow dresdens are completely irresistible.