We've been on a Dresden binge lately, and today's project is a wonderful departure from the normal use of that technique. Jen Eskridge of Reanna Lily Designs created this quilt for a Quilt Market a few years back, and thought it would be fun to use the Dresden form as a strip technique and this project can definitely take advantage of the larger scraps you have in your collection. The result is gorgeous, and Jen's tutorial explains her technique very nicely for you. More from Jen:
"As promised, the tutorial for the Dresden Strip Quilt- as seen in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival (#569). This is the *method* for how I did it. It can be any size and use any amount of scrap fabrics.
"I received these pieces/scraps of batik fabric from Quilt Market last year. They were not fat eighths and they were not fat quarters of fabric, they were just large usable squares/rectangles bundled together to look beautiful- so I bought them from Karen Combs and Avlyn Fabrics. But of course, I hadn’t cut into them “because they were just too nice.” As it turns out, my stash is quite full of “just too nice” and I need to get on with the sewing.
"Since they were large scrap size, I decided to make a strip pieced quilt using a Dresden plate ruler/template."
Skill Level: Beginner
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