Tuesday, September 4, 2012

EZ Dresden Quilting Challenge

Earlier this year, the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild announced a challenge using Darlene Zimmerman's EZ Dresden ruler.  I knew that I owned this ruler, but I had never used it before.

This mini is 18 x 21.  This piece started with the floral fabric.  I wanted to make mini flowers, so I started with the 2 1/2 size plate.   I cut the plates or blades out of scraps. I think that the tedious part was ironing each blade to create the pointed petal ends.

Once I started sewing the blades together the flower is made pretty fast, but I did not have a mini block. I am still trying to figure this one out.   I thought that using a small blade would produce a small flower.  My flowers measure about 7 inches across. The flowers were hand appliqued to the floral fabric with a straight line running stitch. The stems were also appliqued with stash scraps.

This was so fun, that I know that I will be making more projects with this ruler.  Please check out the other challenge entries at the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild.



  1. This is so pretty and fresh. With the flowered fabric as the background it looks like a garden.

  2. Just loving this wallhanging!! My daughter has asked for a set of 'seasonal wallhangings' and this idea would be perfect!! Good luck in the challenge!!

  3. So cute! The background fabric is a great extra touch, too!

  4. That is really cute! The colors are really pretty and it looks beautifully sewn. :)

  5. Wow! Your Dresdens work perfectly with the floral background! well done.