I found this lovely, 100% complete
red & white table runner for sale at my local quilt shop this morning
after our club meeting.
It caught my eye because of course as soon as I saw the stars,
my brain instantly started seeing little Dresden plates inside them.
I just can’t help myself!
I could tell the centers were a bit too small for one of my Tiny Dresden plates
(they’re usually appliqued onto a 4 1/2″ finished square)
but I knew I could make something work.
So, I bought the runner and a fat 1/4 of a pretty blue.
If you know me, you know my blue stash is VERY SMALL!
The only time I use blue is in patriotic quilts.
This afternoon I cut a couple strips of the blue fabric.
I decided on 1 3/4″ strips not knowing exactly what the finished size of the plate would be,
I just wanted the challenge of playing with the concept.
Notice I used the narrow end of the template.
This is the end that goes to the inside of the plate.
Had I cut with the outside edge of the template,
I would have only been making the center hole larger,
not the outside diameter smaller.
Since there are 3 stars on the runner,
I cut 36 petals to make 3 Dresden plates.
Of course I had plenty of reds to choose from for the centers.
Aren’t the 3 3/8″ Dresdens adorable???
The perfect addition to Tamara’s perfect stars!
I think they’re perfect for my new patriotic table runner.
What a fun project this afternoon.
I hope Tamara doesn’t want it back!
What are you sewing this summer?
Just Keep Sewing…