Why didn’t I think of that! It’s an overused phrase that immediately came to mind when I saw Dodi Poulsen’s new book, A Perfect Cut, that features the Trace ’n Create Quilt Templates. Sure, I designed the templates for Clover. But did I think of all the options and quilting pattern ideas that these templates could create? Certainly not!
The design that I thought so appropriate for this first day of summer week is the Summer Solstice Wall Quilt. It uses several wedge sizes of the Trace ’n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection. It’s an extremely clever use of the template.
The traditional Dresden wedge is 4″–8″ in length. I designed a template that creates traditional to super-sized Dresden Blocks, the Trace ’n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection. There are a total of six block sizes 12″ –40″. That’s one large block!
Dodi combined wedge sizes within one block. That’s the very clever part of the design.
- Trace, then cut 10 of the third largest size wedges.
- Fold the edges in half, right sides together.
- Turn right side out and press. In the template instructions, you’ll find a hint on how to perfectly press the wedges.
- Lay out the wedges, alternating the sizes. This is the very clever part!
- Match the lower edges and stitch the side seams.
- Press under the side seam of the larger wedge.
- One-forth of the Dresden Appliqué is finished!
The other details are found in A Perfect Cut! Thanks Dodi for your creative thinking!
Many More Quilt Designs
There are many other quilt block designs, using the Trace ’n Create Quilt Templates found in A Perfect Cut. Here’s a showcase of some of the designs.
- A Sweet Tweet, again features the Trace ’n Create Quilt Templates—Dresden Collection. The circle template from that collection adds the “tweet” to the design.
- It’s easy to see how the wedge of the Dresden template is used in “Santa’s Jingle Belly.:
- The tumbler templates from the Trace ’n Create Quilt Templates—Grandmother’s One Patch Collection were used with large-scale prints. The “Forever Happy” quilt design makes me smile.
- There are more designs in Dodi’s book. You’ll have to get the book to see them all!
Thanks for your comments regarding my post titled, Indygo Junction Pattern Parade Blog Tour. The random winner of a copy of the Banded Beret pattern plus fabric from the Ty Pennington Impressions collection and denim yardage is Marsha McCaulla: I’ve only made one hat in the past with disappointing results. Seeing this one makes me want to try again! I”m especially liking those fuse & gather flowers! Fun
Bye for now,