I cam up for the idea of Double Dresden Delight when I was challenged to use the EZ Dresden ruler in a new way ;) I thought about it for a while, and decided, why not put a Dresden on both ends!! And now, there are all kinds of quilts out there with Double Dresden's . . . Me and My Sister Designs even have an awesome Double Wide Dresden Ruler, specifically made for making Double Dresdens!!! So fun ;) My quilt finishes at 40" x 40" but you can make this any size you want. Just add more Dresden's for larger quilts ;)
And if you are worried about making Double Dresden Delight because you have never made a Dresden quilt . . . no worries. The tutorial walks you through how to make them step by step with easy follow pictures. You will have it made up in no time. And you can machine or hand attach your Dresden to your background. I like Machine as it is faster, but if you don't like the raw edge stitch look, just hand attached them ;) And I used Fat Quarters for this quilt, but you could easily make it as a scrap buster as well. And you can have fun playing with the size of your Dresdens, each different size you cut will make a different size flower ;)
When it came time to quilt Double Dresden Delight I really decided to go all out. I quilted this on my home machine, repeating the points from the Dresden's and changing out the color thread each time I repeated. Yes, it took a while but it was totally worth it. I just love the extra dimension it gives this quilt!!! And I love it so much, it now resides on the wall of the Quilt House so I can see it every time I am quilting ;)
And that is my Double Dresden Delight Quilt!!! I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday as much as I have!!! And talk about throwback . . . that is my baby girl on this quilt. Yup, when you throw back 8 years, your 8 year old becomes a baby again ;) How cute is she!!! So if you want to make a Double Dresden Delight simply click on any of the project name links for the free step by step tutorial or you can print off the paper version here. And when you are done, I would love to see your Quilts!! You can email me a picture at email@example.com, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc :) I can't wait to see your Double Dresden Delight quilts!!!
Thanks for popping in today!!! I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!
this quilt is beautiful!!ReplyDelete