• Nicola

Take an umbrella, just in case...

I had always planned to include a couple of blocks from my patterns in my Keep Calm and Carry On quilt. The cakestand block from Vintage China fitted a treat, but the umbrella block from Jolly Brollies was a tad too small, so it was back to the drawing board or, rather, the computer to tweak the size of the template.

The block is based on a Dresden Fan block. I have always loved the look of those beautiful 1930's Dresden quilts, but I didn't love using the fiddly templates, or the stretchy, bias-edged pieces they gave me.

vintage dresden quilts

And then I watched Joanna Figueroa's Craftsy class