Monday, May 31, 2021

RSC May (red) and Table Scraps Challenge


Red! I am really falling for this color! I've also fallen for Dresden Plate blocks!

Earlier this month, I paid for an online Zoom class to make Dresden blocks. Overall, I was fairly unhappy with the class and how it was run. Good thing it included an instruction sheet with template (that had to be revised on the second day), or I may have flipped. 

With each new experience, something is learned, right? 

Since my scrap bag(s) don't include much red, I chose a charm pack that I've had for ages to make the above small runner. I absolutely got hooked on making these blocks! It felt so good since making a Dresden Plate block has been on my to-do list for ages. They really are much easier to make than I had imagined. 

So, I went on to make a few more....

This little lady is truly scrappy with 3 fabrics in each blade. She fits perfectly on an antique pedestal in my family room.

And the final one is just a bit bigger than the previous one. She sits on a small table in our front sitting room. 

Here they are next to each other like sisters. 

There will definitely be more Dresden blocks in my future!

Linking up with: 

Table Scraps Challenge @The Joyful Quilter

RSC May @ScrapHappy


  1. Those are SEW sweet, Kathy!! Sorry to hear that you weren't happy with you class. At least, you mastered a new technique and had some fun afterwards! Thanks for sharing with the Table Scraps Link Party. Hope you have fun with PURPLE in June!!

  2. At least some good and fun is the result of your less than thrilling online class. All your red table mats look beautiful. I love your duck pair that are enjoying your table runner

  3. Just lovely red dresdens--sorry you were disappointed in the Zoom class--but at least you got an instruction sheet and template...Nice work hugs Julierose