Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Wagon Wheel?

I finished my dresden plate block this evening. It is 12 inches square but the wedges are just 3 inches long. I was a bit nervous about the inner circle as I don't have much luck with curves, but I cut out a circle with freezer paper and ironed it to the wrong side and then using some of the girls clag glue, I glued the edges under in place. Seemed to work, all nice and flat and a nice smooth curve! My worries last night about the whole plate lying flat amounted to nothing as I steamed it down and then with the white center circle, it didn't seem so bad.

I showed it to my darling husband as I had finished sewing down the binding and his response? "Oh that's a nice looking wagon wheel." A wagon wheel???!

14 comments:

Duff said...

Praise for the Dresden!
A beating for the husband!

synnove75 said...

Your Dresden looks really beautiful! I have recently started sewing Dresdens myself, and they are addictive!
Good luck on sewing, if you decide on making more of them. Your first try is great!

Kate said...

Looks beautiful. I always laugh when funny things like that are said, because I'm sure he was thinking you would be happy he knew what it was! :)

carol said...

Wagon wheel/dresden plate....all the same in some people's books, I guess! LOL Too cute!

Marg said...

Your Dresden looks really lovely. I might even try one now after seeing your beautiful result.

willywagtail said...

Your 'wagon wheel' looks terrific! Cherrie

Cass said...

Looks great even if it does look like a wagon wheel.

Poppyprint said...

That would be an awfully bumpy wagon ride! Yippee for it lying flat and looking gorgeous!!! Well done.

Ruth's Place said...

Looks great!

Narelle said...

Great job and love the colours!

AJ said...

Yum I love wagon wheels!

Jo said...

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/10/plates-for-your-table.html
This tutorial will show you how to get a perfect centre circle

Car said...

Hmmm wagon wheels, my favorite ;)

That's definitely something my other half would say!!!

I think it looks great ;)

Shari said...

A wagon wheel - no self-respecting American pioneer would have travelled West with such wheels! But at least he said it was nice looking! and I totally agree - makes a beautiful quilt.