Modern Dresden Block – Paper Pieced Pattern

Pattern Update – 2018

I have now turned this block into a full-fledged foundation paper pieced pattern.
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Pieced Primrose Quilt Pattern by Christa Watson

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Original Design Idea – Modern Dresden

This my contemporary interpretation of a Dresden Plate block.

Modern Dresden in OrangeI started with the idea of “plates” or “wedges” radiating out from a center. But instead of classic curves, I wanted to keep my design straight and angular. So I played around with lines and angles in EQ and this is what I came up with.

And just for the fun of it, here’s the same design in purple. It really sparkles by using lighter hues of the same color at the edges of the blocks.

Modern Dresden in Purple