Using my handy dandy graph paper and a sharpened pencil,
I designed a quilt with 11 (mostly double pointed) dresden plates,
some whole, some partial,
ranging in size from to 15" - 33" in diameter.
My brother and his lovely wife are both so special and unique
and I wanted the quilt to reflect that
so I planned for all of the dresdens to be different sizes,
both inner and outer circumferences.
(then I had to spend a good bit of time figuring out what size to cut my blades so I'd get those sizes!)
The insides of the dresdens were all quilted differently, as well.
I spent about a month buying fabrics,
some basic B&Ws that I thought played well together,
and some that were especially suited to Matt and Marin,
based on their hobbies and professions.
I cut into my 38 fabrics on Jan 12th,
and started making Dresdens.
When I had those all sewn onto their background fabrics