As I dug through the UFO bins last week I ran across 2 dresden basket blocks I started designing months ago. With Easter right around the corner it only seemed appropriate to get this one finished. The Moda Bandana charm pack by Me and My Sister Designs played well with some other fabrics hidden in my stash. In the block below there are 3 fabrics that are not part of this line. The handle, the pink basket and the print to the far left.
One of the advantages to working on UFO's is brewing time. It seems after they have time to fester in my brain for awhile, and take up much needed space in my studio they go together much quicker. Making several more basket blocks seemed so time consuming. I needed a new design with fewer blocks but using up all the partial dresden rings.
I've used this applique method of making a mock wedding ring before in a quilt called Hillbilly Hook-up that you can find here.
|psst... the white fabric to the left of the cherries and the sashing isn't from this line either.|
The hardest part is deciding what will hide the fabric edges.
In true Podunk style I added a simple flower. How cute is that? A fun little twist to the standard double wedding ring.
Hmmm... what do you think about a scalloped border that follows the curve of the wedding rings followed by the sashing fabric for the binding?
Just a few more hours of pedal to metal invisible machine applique and she'll be ready for the needs to be quilted pile(mountain).
~ Lea Anne ~