Here is a fun project that is finished completely in the hoop! One of my favorite quilt blocks – Dresden! The quilting parts are hand-drawn and one of a kind!
For the example block, I used bright colors to make the quilt block stand out! I happen to have one very bright jelly roll, so I created the size to make it easy to use jelly rolls for this project – it only takes a smallish piece, so you can possibly use your scraps for this.
You can also stitch 4 of these and put them together as a centerpiece or a set for Mug Rugs. You could also stitch the 4 together with matching thread and a zig-zag stitch! I think that would look amazing!
WSS if you are doing the mug rug style square
cut away if you are making a quilt square. Don’t forget to leave a seam allowance!
Batting to fit the 8×8 hoop
jelly roll scraps or larger scraps for the wedges
large triangle fabric to fit into the quilted part
small 3×3 fabric for the 1/4 circle
Placement stitch for block outline.
Place batting in the hoop
stitch down for batting
outline stitch for quilting corner
stitch down for quilting corner
Trim excess fabric, leaving fabric on the outside edges
placement stitch for first wedge
place fabric down on wedge
stitch down wedge
REPEAT FOR THE OTHER 4 WEDGES IN ORDER
Placement for 1/4 circle (top right)
put fabric down
stitch down the 1/4 circle, trim
stitch satin stitches on the wedges
Decorative quilting stitches
if you are not using the design as quilt squares, then you can add fabric on the back, face down. stitch the placement stitch and then trim
stitch all satin finishing stitches and decorative stitches.