Beautiful in a Quilt or as Table Topper!
This gorgeous cherry block combines Dresden blades and applique. The instructions are for appliqueing the finished Dresden circle to a square of fabric for insertion in a quilt. However, you could easily turn this into a trivet or table topper.
For a table topper, simply skip turning the edges on the outer scallops. Sew them in place without turning down the seam allowances. Layer the circle with batting and backing (circle face down, backing face up, batting). Stitch around the edges, leaving an area unsewn for turning, clip, then turn. Sew the opening closed by hand.
Another option is to make the block with the scallop edges as described, applique it to a square of backing fabric, then add borders and turn the square into a wall or table quilt.
Instructions are provided for turned edge applique. You can easily omit the seam allowances on the cherry, stem and leaves and use a tight zig zag or buttonhole stitch with fusible applique.
This block is also stunning in a quilt, which you can see here from the one made by Lea Anne at Podunk Pretties. You’ll find some finishing info in the post about this quilt.
There are two PDF templates for this quilt. Click each of the following links and save the PDFs to your computer.
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