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Old 03-14-2020, 07:06 PM
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Just a question, don’t all dressed. Plate blocks have 20 blades? The snowflake block is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing yours.
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Patchworkbarb View Post
Just a question, don’t all dressed. Plate blocks have 20 blades? The snowflake block is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing yours.
I think so... which is why my snowflake ends up with 5 peaks. I think real snowflakes have 6 peaks, but oh well... close enough.
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:58 PM
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I have made tons of dresden blade quilt blocks. If you make the center circle larger, you need more blades.A smaller circle would need fewer ones.
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Old 03-22-2020, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Patchworkbarb View Post
Just a question, don’t all dressed. Plate blocks have 20 blades? The snowflake block is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing yours.
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I have made tons of dresden blade quilt blocks. If you make the center circle larger, you need more blades.A smaller circle would need fewer ones.
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I think so... which is why my snowflake ends up with 5 peaks. I think real snowflakes have 6 peaks, but oh well... close enough.
The number of blades in a Dresden Plate block is dependant on the number of degrees in the wedge. A circle has 360 degrees. Divide that by the degrees in the blade to get the number of blades. A 12 degree blade requires 30 blades and an 18 degree blade requires 20 blades.
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Old 03-22-2020, 04:43 AM
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Very nice design. How did I miss this one? Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:41 AM
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i have trouble doing all the math to figure out how many blades to make. If I don't have a pattern to follow, I make the blades and then make a circle to fit. It works for me.
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I spent a lot of time on this , and had lots of fun. Thank you QuiltnNan.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by garysgal View Post
i have trouble doing all the math to figure out how many blades to make. If I don't have a pattern to follow, I make the blades and then make a circle to fit. It works for me.
i need to add that most of the patterns I use tell me how many blades to make, what size and what size circle. The tool itself comes with a pattern that is useful. Sorry, after reading my reply I realized it made me sound a little crazy.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:36 AM
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No wonder you wanted to make it. They're beautiful!
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