Block 59 Circle of Friendship

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This block was a unique twist on a Dresden plate since you cut part of it off. The instructions over at The Splendid Sampler didn’t have you complete the whole circle, but I did to make sure the circle was truly a circle.

I used some really high tech circle templates after sewing all of the pieces of the Dresden plate together: a lid and a plastic container. I had to search for just the right size circle, but have found that I usually have something around the house that will work.

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High Tech Circle Templates

I traced the circles on a piece of light interfacing and sewed the interfacing onto the Dresden plate. Then I turned it cutting the center to turn it.

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Back After Sewing On Interfacing

I pressed it nicely so the edge was nice and flat.

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Front After Pressing

I then machine basted in place on the striped background block and trimmed the excess. I proceeded to make the quilt sandwich and quilted.

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After Sewing Onto Background

 

Here’s how I quilted it using my walking foot:

  • Used a blanket stitch to secure the Dresden in place.
  • Removed the basting stitches.
  • Stitched in the ditch of each of the blades and the stripes of the background.
  • Stitched the border design like the other blocks.

 

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Until Next Time!

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