I wanted to make a pretty dresden table topper, a quilted, happy piece to brighten up a room.
I chose bright, sunshiny, scrappy pieces of fabric.
I sewed the dresden onto a white block. I attached it with a small zig zag stitch, using invisible thread.
I have a lot of 1 l/2" squares, so I used them for a colorful border.
With my new sewing machine (Bernina 750 QE) that I got for Christmas, I quilted my dresden block and sewed on a scrappy border.
I can't tell you how much easier it is to machine quilt with!
I think the back of the block looks almost as pretty as the front :)
I used the free block template with video instructions from Riley Blake's mystery block of the month.
The dresden was the month of August.
This link will take you to the video (August), along with a link to the pdf file for the pattern.
The dresden looks so difficult, but really it isn't.