The dresden is fast becoming a favourite block of mine and comes together so quickly and easily........ as with all the dresden plates I have made, I used THIS fantastic ruler designed by Darlene Zimmerman to cut the blades...... it's really great, you can adjust the size of your blades and therefore the finished dresden by using the measurements marked on it. I used the 4" ruler from Lori Holts Circle Ruler set for the centre circle. To get perfect curves I find the interfacing method of applique gets the best results for me. I use THIS 'sew in' interfacing. Lori Holt has a brilliant step by step tutorial for this method of applique on her blog here.
I had so much fun making this I thought it would be nice to share a little happiness, so I drew up a little happy pattern for the embroidery, which you can download for free HERE.
Wishing you lots of happy stitches!