This year I have decided to make a crazy dresden quilt using solid colour fabrics enhanced with ribbons as well as lots of embroidery stitches. The inspiration for this came from a beautiful quilt made by Allie Aller called 'Crazy Dresdens' which was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of the magazine 'Modern Quilts Unlimited'. It is a lovely quilt and I decided I would like to try something similar.
I have included a few close up shots of some of the embroidery stitches for you. As well as the ribbon and embroidery, I also added some sequins to the end of each 'blade' of the fan which I have embroidered into place using blanket stitch wheels.
You will notice that I have left the non-dresden area of the block relatively free of embellishment. This is because I intend to add some more embroidery in these areas once the blocks have been pieced together at the end of the year.
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