Dresden Plate quiltalong. Normally, I don't like Dresden Plate blocks. But this one won me over because the ends of the blades are flat, rather than round or pointy. I am surprised that this makes such a difference but it does. But what really charges me about this QAL is that the blocks are a honking 30" square. I adore the look of oversized blocks, and I've been longing to make something really GIANT - seems like this will fit the bill. Interestingly, this block has the plate set in to the background rather than appliqued on top. I will wait and see how it goes before I commit to that - I may just fall back on the old-fashioned "stitch it on top" approach if it looks like people are having trouble with the curved seam. Although with I Dream of Ogeenie under my belt, I should be a curved-seam pro.
After working with the subdued tones of Maison de Garance, I am ready for some vibrant colours. Here are the fabrics I've chosen for the QAL. The yellow (Art Gallery Lace Elements) is to be the background. I will either go for a four- (60" square) or six-block (90" square) construction.
If you're interested in Lynne's QAL, visit the Flickr group where folks are posting their fabric choices and find the links to the templates. Some keeners have jumped ahead, but in the main, things haven't really hotted up yet.