How To Make the ‘Dresden Daisy’ Block

This block is a traditional quilting block called the Dresden Plate block, this pattern can be found dating back to the 1800’s but it became popular in the 1920’s and 30’s and was named as the Dresden Plate block after the ornately decorated tableware of Dresden in Germany. It’s still very popular today as it’s a great way of making use of your fabric scraps. We will use a template to create the sixteen ‘petals’ which are stitched together to form the ring of petals before appliqueing them to the background and adding the middle circle to finish the ‘daisy’. You can choose to applique by hand if you prefer (as we did in block 1) or by machine as in this version. 

You will need 4 colours for the petal (or more if you’d like a scrappy version-you will make 16 ‘wedges’ for the petals).  Another colour for the background and centre circle.

Fabric quantities: 
Background and centre circle (Colour E light): 17 inch x 17 inch square
Petals (Colour A dark): 12 inch x 6 inch approx
(Colour C mid solid blue): 12 inch x 6 inch approx
(Colour C mid patterned blue): 12 inch x 6 inch approx
(Colour D mid red): 12 inch x 6 inch approx

You will also need:
Wedge Template and Circle Template. Cut one of each and transfer onto cardboard if you prefer.
Block 6 template Dresden Daisy
Bonda web for attaching the centre circle
Thread for hand applique (optional)
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting ruler, fabric pen/ chalk

Use a small stitch length
Finished block size is 16.5 inch square.
Seam allowance: ¼ inch seam (6mm).