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Old 06-11-2015, 05:06 AM
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Remember that box of squares that I rooted out? So far I have the star blocks going, bow ties. There was a stack of Aunt Gracie like squares and they said, Dresden Plate to me. I felt really rested last night after a nap earlier so I decided to mess with them. I cut all the squares in half and that gave me 2.5x5 ins strips. I sewed 5 of them together and used one of those little wedge rulers to cut two wedges from each one.

I started to sew these together and the circle got bigger and bigger and I needed more wedges lol. I wasn't paying any attention I guess. Anyway, nice surprise for not planning anything this big. I just wanted a normal Dresden plate. It measures 30 ins across.

I sewed two wedges together, then turned them right sides together and sewed across the top, turned and there you have the poing all finished. Now I will have to think on the middle circle and how to finish the outside lol.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:10 AM
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I think it came out really cute. Just find a plate in your cupboard that will cover the center and use that as a template. Going to be a cute table topper. I LOVE it. Job well done.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:11 AM
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I like this, looks like the colors are balanced... thanks for sharing
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I can see how that could be adapted for a Christmas decoration!

Very cool!
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:15 AM
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turned out great... love the scrappiness
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Sweet!! Love that look.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:23 AM
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I am loving what you have got going on! I might be tempted to borrow from your inspiration! Thanks for sharing .
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Looking good! Fun project for those scraps!
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:29 AM
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What a great idea! I've never seen a Dresden done this way. I really like it!
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:44 AM
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Love it......I have sew many 30's prints left over from my Dear Jane(still not finished) project
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