Double Pointed No Applique Dresden Quilt Block

What’s this?  A blog post?  Could it be?!  It seems The Parfait Cafe took a little bit of a hiatus these past few months!  To be honest, I had a pretty rough year last year, a couple personal issues arose that made me fall flat on my face.  My sewing room seemed lifeless,  I had a hard time picking up any projects, and couldn’t find the time or energy to work on tutorials (and I’m sorry for that, they are not forgotten!).  This all seems melodramatic, but the truth is I just could not “get with it” in terms of sewing and blogging.   So let’s get past all that! 


I am a member of the Neutral and Not bee, my first true 12 month virtual bee!  The focus of this bee is to use only two colors, one neutral and one not (yellow and gray, blue and white, etc) to achieve a strong design and contrast. The first month belonged to Esther, who requested a 12.5″ Dresden Plate block in green and brown.  She gave us free reign to create any dresden, which I was quite happy about!  I’m not sure what to call this block.  No Appliqué Double Pointed Dresden?  Everything-is-sewn-in Dresden?  I have no idea.  The pointed plates are all machine pieced, as is the center circle.  The entire “plate” was pieced into the background fabric (which was cut out and removed).  Lots of flipping and sewing!  There will be a tutorial for this up too, but first we need to catch up on the 4 other tutorials that are needing to be finished!

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6 Responses to “Double Pointed No Applique Dresden Quilt Block”

  1. Leanne says:

    That is a very lovely dresden. I will watch for your tutorial when you have a chance, no rush.

  2. I just came over from “Quilt Monster in my Closet ” and I must say that I am now happy to be a follower here too! You do beautiful work! I sew love your vintage! Look forward to reading your posts!

  3. Melisa Maninnen says:

    Lovely! As usual… thinking of you as I make my way up north for the Rock ‘n Roll half Marathon 3/17 I’ll be down the road again! Are you going to do a tute for this? Quite inspiring.

  4. Naomi Vela says:

    Hi there, Just checking up to make sure y’all are ok????? Hope all is well and that you’ll be back soon sharing pics of your brilliant creations and sharing tutorials with us again.


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  6. liege welsch says:

    Espero que hoje, 14.10.2014 voce esteja bem e superado tudo!!!
    Passei também por muitas provações neste ultimos anos e te entendo. Ainda não consegui voltar a postar no meu blog. bjusss

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