Since Friday I've been trying to get good pictures to share of this quilt. Fridays pictures came out over exposed with bad lighting. And then yesterday I couldn't get outside to take pictures because of the wind. Phewy! I'll just share what I have.
There's a tutorial with templates under the tutorials tab at the top of the blog for this block. No finishing instructions, so here's a quick finishing note. Background for the Dresden cut at 18.5 inches. Sashing and cornerstone strips cut at 1.5 inches. I've no idea the yardage required, flew by the seat of my pants.
The original plan for quilting this was simple straight line cross hatching in the background.
I used Invisafil 100 wt. thread on the entire quilt. Great for those bump back feathers, the backtracking is invisible!
80/20 batting to give me the puffy effect.
Remember those awful sashing strips? I used all but one set on the backing.
This is why I love white as a backing. Sometimes you get a two sided quilt. Well if you don't need to work in a colorful mistake.....
I took some pictures Friday morning when attaching the binding . The colors came out great. Because there's no borders on this quilt, a small quarter inch binding was necessary in order to keep my nine patches uniform.
The binding strips were cut at 1.75 inches, and stitched with a quarter inch foot to the front, and hand stitched to the back.
When I rounded the corner into the studio this is what I saw. Such a pretty site. I had to have a picture!