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March 29, 2018

Rainbow Dresden Plate Wall Hanging | Try a New Technique

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The March challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is to try a new technique, something we've never made before.  I've never made a dresden plate and have wanted to for a long time, so that's what I chose.  I made a happy rainbow from the fabrics I was given by Island Batik.  A special thanks to Island Batik for providing the fabrics for this project.


I used this template to cut the blades.  It comes with a tool to get the points nice and sharp.  Because it's a wall hanging and not a bed quilt or table runner to be used, I stitched it to the white background in between the blades only; the points are not attached - the lazy easy-peasy way!  I used this webbing to attach the circle to the blades, and I used this circle cutter to cut the center circle.

This mini quilt hangs above the computer in my office where I can enjoy it everyday!


... and joins the Pixelation mug rug I made in February with Island Batik fabrics.



If you've fallen in love with a batik rainbow and can't wait to make your own, you won't want to miss this beautiful Island Batik rainbow collection.  You'll be able to make lots of dresden plates with it!

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10 comments :

Lynne Stucke said...

Lovely! I especially love the fussy-cut sunshine center . . . the perfect touch!

Kathy E. said...

So pretty and full of rainbow goodness, Myra! Making a Dresden project has been on my list for a long time too. Too many other temptations keep pushing it back. I love yours and perfect center!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Lovely. A little piece of pure happiness hanging on your wall!

Karen said...

So pretty, and the centre is perfect!

Anita said...

The rainbow half-Dresden looks amazing! It really brightens up your wall with that fussy cut center.

Vicki in MN said...

Your dresden plate turned out wonderful! So fun and bright for spring:)

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very Very nice on the Dresden Plate - I made 2 color wheels out of batiks and keep them on the design wall. The Ives (24 colors) and the regular one yellow,blue, and red basic - Neat to have

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Myra,
Oh, this Dresden plate wall hanging is so fabulous! Such beautiful, rich, deep colors and that center piece looks especially nice. I would happily be smiling at this piece each day, too - and those colorful clips are just the frosting on the dessert. ~smile~ Roseanne

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great finish. I've never tried a dresden plate. I may need to give it a try. Well done.

Kathleen said...

What a gorgeous rainbow dresden plate! You did an excellent job with a new technique. It is so fun to be challenged this way.