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!