I’m Kati, and I blog over at from the blue chair. I was so thrilled when Lynne asked me to participate in her QAL and put my own twist on her pattern. I’ve admired her work since I came across her double circle of geese (which I have yet to attempt).
My immediate thought was to create a Dresden with petals that were strip-pieced. My initial plan was to only do one Dresden as a mini quilt, but then it grew to four Dresdens and a much larger quilt. I also cut squares to make half-square triangles for an additional outer border.
Oh, Frannson’s New Wave pattern.
I debated quite a bit on the final design for the quilt front. I had about 300 HSTs pieced and ready. After trying out various designs, I ultimately went with this design I first saw from Red Pepper Quilts. I love how the focus is on the Dresden circle, yet the arrangement of the HSTs creates an interesting secondary design. A bit of trial and error went into piecing this correctly with the block set on point.
Thanks again to Lynne for giving me this challenge using the basics of her QAL to create something that is unique and shows my personal quilting style.