Dresden followers: Are you ready for a Dresden lesson? I have to admit I was confused by the various templates used to make Dresden wedges/blades. What are the degrees on the templates all about? How do you know how many wedges are needed for the degrees marked on a template? Or if you know number of wedges, what degree is that template?
It’s based on a 360 degree circle. Example: if your Dresden template is marked 30 degrees: divide 360 by 30 = 12, meaning your Dresden circle needs 12 wedges. A 18 degree template will have 20 wedges, etc.
This information is handy not only for comparing templates, but for planning colors to use in a Dresden plate. Example: if 12 wedges are needed, you could plan on 3 colors, using each color 4 times. Of course you could use 12 different colors for a scrappy look.
If you need inspiration, check out this Pinterest board for Dresden ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/lynnejack/dresden-ideas/.
Quilt size: Please remember the size criteria laid out in the Challenge Rules. Maximum size is 48” on the longest side. No minimum size. Projects may be a small quilt, wall hanging, table runner, accessory, or apparel. Projects larger than 48” will not be accepted in the Challenge category.
Challenge deadline is March 1, 2018. Finished Challenge quilts will be anonymously displayed and voted on at the March 1 meeting.
P.S. Pam Buda is coming to Guild in November. She has a FREE 5” Dresden pincushion pattern at www.heartspunquilts.blogspot.com/p/freebie-patterns.html.
Chair: Lynne Conder