I finished my January Modern Bee Block for Brian just under the wire!
Brian sent us wonderful fabrics and a ruler for a Dresden plate block.
He gave us tremendous latitude in our creations.
You can see some of them at our guild blog.
I decided to go traditional this time.
Last year Nicole asked for a Dresden plate and I totally panicked.
I hadn't done one before, so I took the coward's way out
and made it without points.
This year, it's time to be brave and jump in with both feet!
Brian gave us a couple of good links to check out,
and that gave me some confidence.
It wasn't nearly as difficult as I imagined.
Isn't this picture funny with my little blue & white plate underneath my acrylic sewing table?
Here I have sewn the plate onto the background.
I did a simple straight top stitch,
I thought a zig-zag might be too heavy for my smaller plate.
I did hand applique the center piece,
I think it was easier than trying to topstitch.
So what have I learned?
Don't be a coward.
Jump in with both feet.
Try something new.
It's hardly ever going to be as difficult as you think!