I think I am still trying to figure out what makes a quilt "modern", but one of the ways is to take a traditional pattern and use modern fabrics. Like these great prints that I picked up from Joel Dewberry ~ mostly from his "Ginseng" line:
A local designer, Joel was a featured guest at last year's Sewing Training workshop for 100 or so FCS (Home Ec) and 4-H teachers from around the state of Utah. He gave a great trunk show of his projects from his book "Sewn Spaces", told us about his background in marketing for his mother Donna Dewberry, and his entry into the world of design. Love these prints!
20 wedges to make the dresden plate.
Press seams open.
Turn to form a point.
Measure to determine the size of the center circle.
Cut out center circle and prepare to applique' to block. I added a layer of batting to give a little more dimension.
Center the block on your background, then applique' by machine- or hand-stitching. Since I planned to finish the applique' right away, I used a glue stick instead of pins to secure.
I have tried a bunch of different ways to applique', and you can see several of my "I ♥ Applique" tutorials on Riley Blake Designs' Cutting Corners blog. Click HERE for the latest (and to see another fun Dresden project).
And here's my Dewberry Dresden.
Meanwhile, be sure to visit the others on the hop. HERE is the full schedule. Hope you're feeling inspired! Now go and quilt something fabulous to enter in the EZ Dresden Quilt Challenge, Sept 1-6. 2012. You can see all the rules and requirements HERE, along with a recap of our blog hop HERE. Enjoy!