Like pretty much everyone in the Northeast I am totally sick of winter and while I'm still trying to tackle the UFO tower I decided something new was definitely in order. Looking at my stash I realized I have a lot of blue fabrics. I love the color blue but I very rarely quilt with it. I started with this Timeless Treasures Quilt for a Cure bundle and then kept pulling everything that looked like fine china. I must have been collecting these at one point, I've got a ton of them!
Sticking with the china theme I decided to use then for a Dresden plate. I cut my strips at 6 1/2" and used the Easy Dresden ruler. From there it was an afternoon of blissfully mindless chain piecing across the tops to make the points.
I may have gotten a bit carried away with the cutting;-) I 'm enlisting slave labor my willing children to flip all these. There are a ton of tutorials out there for making this block but I especially liked this turning tip from Bungalow Bay Quilts for getting your point centered.
I 've sewn together my first plate. I still haven't settled on a layout but I'll just keep sewing until I figure it out.