These Charming Dresdens Are So Simple to Make

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Strip-pieced Dresden wedges come together to make a fun Dresden Plate quilt. Fat wedges mean you need fewer of them, so the plates go together much more quickly than you’d think.

Notice the star shape in the center of each of the Dresden Plates – and the two-color theme. This wonderful design makes a beautiful quilt you’ll enjoy for many years to come.

Beach Ball Dresden Quilt Pattern

While the blocks look complicated, they’re very simple to make. Start with a pack of colorful 2 1/2″ jelly roll strips and another of a solid, like the aqua shown here.

Beach Ball Dresden Quilt Pattern

Beach Ball Dresden Quilt Pattern

Watch as the designers, Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs, show Jenny how to make a Dresden Plate.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

In addition to the pattern, you’ll need the Double Wide Dresden Ruler (available here and here). Be sure to watch the whole video so you see several creative ways it can be used.

The finished quilt is 60″ x 60″.

Click here to purchase the “Beach Ball” quilt pattern.

Click here for a list of materials needed to make this quilt.


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