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Cornerstone: Dresden Hollow

Cornerstone: Dresden Hollow

Written by: 
Mary Andra Holmes

Hello from camp counselor Mary Andra Holmes. Remember back about a month ago when we were on the center medallion? Thinking back I remember asking you to save all those tiny left over pieces as you worked on your Camp Oda May Medallion Quilt. Now is the time to gather all of them together for two appliqued choices for this week's cornerstones!

NOTE: This is one post in a series of quilt-along posts. Start from the beginning with the first post {here}.

Just because I could and I wanted a challenge, I designed a 5” finished, 24 petal Dresden Plate. Have I lost my mind, you may ask? Perhaps, but I absolutely love it.

Just in case this is not for you but you wanted appliqued corners, I designed a 5” finished one quarter 6 petal Dresden Plate. I suggest you turn each one, in the corner square, so they look like they could form a circle.

All the directions are exactly the same as in the center Medallion Dresden Plate block. The only difference is pattern size and you will need (4) 5.5” background fabric blocks. I drew the patterns pieces as measurements are stated. I did not use a ruler to design these pattern pieces.

Both applique’ patterns are attached and printable under the heading “Printer Friendly Version”.

PLEASE NOTE: Camp Counselor Mona Whittaker Phelps has an absolutely fabulous pieced BONUS cornerstone block that I know you are going to love, too. The instructions for hers will be available on Monday, July 30.

Block measures 5.5″ square unfinished

  •  (4) 5.5” squares of background fabric
  • (24) 2" x 5" scraps for 6-petal Dresden OR (96) 1.5" x 3" scraps for 24-petal Dresden
  • (4) 2" x 2" scraps for 6-petal Dresden centers OR (96) 1.5" x 1.5" scraps for 24-petal Dresden centers
  • Applique supplies for your preferred method

Cutting Instructions:

Please read all instructions before you start this row.

Cut (4) 5.5” squares of background fabric

Use templates to cut applique pieces listed above for desired block from scrap fabric.

Sewing Instructions:

NOTE: a 5.5” block with 1/4” seam allowance is provided for petal placement. Make sure your petal does not fall into the 1/4” seam allowance.

Use the template provided as a placement guide for applique. Using your preferred method, applique the petals to each background square.

Join the cornerstones to the Path A or Path B blocks from this week and this round is done!

Each option finishes at 5" square. Make 4.

To everyone who participated and cheered us on, thank you so very much. Heartfelt thank you to Moda, Moda Bake Shop, Oda May and their fabulous staff, we couldn’t have done this without you.

To fellow camp counselors, Jessica Dayon, Kristina Brinkerhoff, Kristin Esser, Mona Phelps, Christine Weld, Sharla Krenzel and Lisa Calle, there aren’t words to actually express how grateful I am for your time and friendship. Hugs to all of you.

Looking forward to visiting again at Camp Oda May.

Mary Andra Holmes

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