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Dresden Quilt with Flora and Fawn by Amanda Herring

Today I’m sharing a project as part of a week featuring Amanda Herring’s latest fabric collection – Flora and Fawn from Riley Blake Designs.

This palette is so sweet in grays, pinks, and aqua’s + lots of details including toad stools and a cute little fawn.

 

Playing with these prints I was in the mood to make some classic, girly dresden blocks.  I used Lori Holt’s Easy 12″ Dresden Tutorial. I like how these fatter blades show off the fabric prints and because there are fewer blades, the blocks come together really quick!

On one of the blocks, I used my Baby Lock Destiny II sewing and embroidery machine to add a monogram for my daughter and made it into a throw-pillow for her bed. It’s also the first time I tried out the applique stitch to sew down my dresden blocks. Typically I really enjoy hand-applique so I don’t mind doing that part, but it was fun to try something new – and I liked how the blanket-stitch look of the machine applique stitch gave a new look to the dresdens. Plus, it made really quick work of the applique process!

For the quilt I sashed the 4 blocks with 2″ sashing and cornerstones (2 1/2″ unfinished) and added 4″ wide (4 1/2″ unfinished) borders to make a cute 38″ x 38″ baby quilt/wall-hanging.

I love that there are some really fun prints in this collection that stand so well on their own. Be sure to check out other projects made with Flora and Fawn on these blogs:

Monday November 13- Amanda Herring 

Tuesday November 14- Keera Job – cutest little rompers

Wednesday November 15- Melissa Mortenson – how to make a frame clutch purse

Thursday November 16- Amy Smart  (you are here 🙂 )

Friday November 17-  Tasha Horsely 

You can find Flora and Fawn fabrics at the Fat Quarter Shop*

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Lynette
    November 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    That little deer is so sweet, fussy cut into the petal that way.

  • Reply
    Pam
    November 17, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Just beautiful! And I was SO excited to have a tutorial on those cute little “dumpy” dresdans, however, I was disappointed when I went to the tutorial and found I would need to purchase a template to make it. 🙁 But still, a beautiful wall hanging and pillow! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Amy
      November 17, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks, Pam! And I’m sorry you were disappointed – Dresden blocks do typically require a ruler or template to get the accurate wedge shape to make the dresden block.

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