Dresden Queued

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About this Quilt

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Deconstruct the traditional Dresden plate pattern and turn it into modern rows with Diane Merritt’s simple, sleek pattern. She used assorted bright solids with random color placement against crisp white solid for a casual, playful effect. It’s a brand new take on a timeless quilter’s motif, and the Dresden wedges look totally fresh in their new arrangement.

With the template patches interspersed by thin white strips, it’s got an unusual construction method that will teach you a piecing trick as you sew—it may come in handy in your own projects or quilt designs. Doing new things often requires new techniques, and this quilt will help increase your skills as you make a cool modern throw quilt or wall hanging.

This design has a lot of creative possibilities; a Halloween-themed color option included in the pattern is just one idea to get you thinking about this creative, original design. Whether you use solids in you favorite colors like Diane did, or choose prints, batiks, or fussy cut motifs, you’ll enjoy the process and the results.


Pattern Details

Quilt Designed and Made by: Diane Merritt
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 43½˝ x 46⅜˝
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Bella Solids collection by Moda Fabrics.


Get the Dresden Queued pattern and More from McCall’s Quilting September/October 2018