Lately I’ve been looking into variations of the classic Dresden pattern. I knew there had to be a lot of ways to use this technique to turn it into something really special.
Something that never came to mind for me was turning the Dresden into a fan! How cool is that?
Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company calls this “Grandmother’s Fan,” aptly named because of its resemblance to a hand fan. So cute right?
Making this is pretty easy, and a block doesn’t take a lot of time to stitch up. I was really surprised as to how fast this quilt came together! Want to give it a try yourself?
To make this adorable Dresden twist, you’ll need:
Believe it or not, if you know how to make a classic Dresden, then this is going to be a breeze for you. Create your classic Dresden pattern with your patterned squares.
Then, you’ll cut those to fit the corner of you 10″ squares, and add some top stitches. Once you add your quarter circles in the corner, you’re done with your block.
I know, I couldn’t believe it either. How much easier could a block possibly get?
Want to learn the details to making this simple block? Check out Jenny’s tutorial down below and give it a shot yourself!