I remember the first time I saw this book – A Quilting Life by Sherri McConnell. I thought it was darling. I love the projects in it – a bit modern, kind of cute but not too much of either. I finally got my hands on the book and I’ve made the Christmas Dresden Pillow. Now that I look at the book it says it’s a 14″ square pillow, but somehow mine is 16″ square. Ummmm. Well I love it.
As you can tell I’m quite keen on bright colors, most of these are from our Quilters Candy. I’ve given a nod to my view of country quilting. I used blanket stitch on the appliquéd Dresden plate. It was really easy to make and I got to use some of my favorite tools. My Karen Kay Buckley Bigger Perfect Circles and a Dresden plate ruler. The whole thing went together really easily and quickly.
As you can see from the back of the pillow, I was having too much fun with my Bigger Perfect Circles and I made a couple extra for the back of the pillow – well actually I couldn’t decide which fabric to put in the middle of the plate. So I had the orange circle made ready to appliqué and couldn’t waste it. Then I made another so the first one had a friend. Then I liked the look of the stripe on the back…All done now.