Lately I’ve been poking around the internet trying to find a new and unique pattern I haven’t done before. Luckily for me, it was right under my nose the whole time, and something all of us have done… kind of.
It’s a twist on the classic Dresden quilt, and it’s called “Dresden Squared,” aptly named because of the block design. What a cool modification, right?
Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company always shares the coolest quilt ideas, and I knew once I saw this one that I had to share it with you.
Want to give it a try? Here’s how.
You will need:
Once you’ve gathered all of your materials, it’s a lot easier to put together than it looks. The template pretty much does all of the work for you!
Cut your pieces with the Dresden template, stacking the fabrics together to make it quicker. Stitch all of these together in a circle, alternating colors. There will be a circular gap in the middle.
Once you’ve stitched it into a circle, you’ll use your rotary cutter to cut it into a square block. Then you’re ready to fill in the gap!
To do this, you’ll use your fabric of choice for your circles. Stitch your fusible interfacing to that fabric as Jenny shows below, then cut and iron that circle on to the gap in your block.
From there, add your sashing in between all of the blocks. Add your border(s), batting, and backing, and you’re done!
What colors will you use for yours?