Who doesn't like umbrellas? And this one is adorable! We're coming into the rainy season, and Nicola Dodd of Cake Stand Quilts has put together this wonderful project for us. Her block uses Dresden 'necktie' shapes and comes with a free downloadable pattern for you, and the article details how to put the block together. Nicola also provides resources for quilts that will go well with this block. What a delightful project! More from Nicola:
"I had always planned to include a couple of blocks from my patterns in my Keep Calm and Carry On quilt. The cakestand block from Vintage China fitted a treat, but the umbrella block from Jolly Brollies was a tad too small, so it was back to the drawing board or, rather, the computer to tweak the size of the template.
"The block is based on a Dresden Fan block. I have always loved the look of those beautiful 1930's Dresden quilts, but I didn't love using the fiddly templates, or the stretchy, bias-edged pieces they gave me. I'm sure that once you've tried the Fig Tree Dresden method you'll be as smitten as I am. Happy stitching!"
Finished Size: 10" x 10" (25.5cm x 25.5cm)
Skill Level: Intermediate
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