Finish It Up Friday ~ Dresden Fans Mini

Remember these little leftovers from my Blueberry Park Half Rectangle Quilt top?

I chopped them up using this tool:

And made them into tiny fans.

I appliqued them to backgrounds and added quarter circles in the corners.

I used my walking foot to quilt the grid and made a binding from more scraps.

The quilting is pretty wonky but I love the texture!

Here are a few pictures after washing.

I love the crinkles! It finished at 12 inches square. That was a fun little finish!

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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22 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Dresden Fans Mini

  1. Patricia says:

    Great idea! It’s perfect for those who have never made Dresdens! Not so intimidting! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

  2. ceciled05 says:

    Love this template and your quilt !

  3. PattiP says:

    love this mini, I cringe when I see a dresden I’m drawn too. I remember a dresden quilt I gave as gift in my early years of quilting. I didn’t notice until the recipient held up the quilt that every single plate was a different size! She thought it was a clever design element bless her generous heart lol!

  4. Heide says:

    Super cute, love the Dresden…such a happy little quilt square!

  5. Edwina Finet says:

    I’m really enjoying your posts from the warm region of the southwest. I hope it’s o.k. to ask questions which might also be answered by others. Is fusible batting still available? Our local Joann’s does not have it, but instead recommends a fusible “fleece”. It makes the project very stiff. Fleece is the word she used, but it’s more like a stiff backing.

  6. Sandi says:

    That is so pretty! Hugs,

  7. Rochelle says:

    Amazing what can be done with a few scraps. It is beautiful and would look lovely on your wall.

  8. lois92346 says:

    I came here to respond to your lovely Gratitude post but the page won’t appear. I just had to tell you how much it touched me, Katy. God bless you and yours.

  9. Sandra B says:

    Love this little quilt, Katy! Dresdens are a favorite of mine…the second quilt
    I ever made was a Dresden…of course my blocks were much larger than your little mini sized ones!
    Love the fabrics you used…and that crinkly look just makes me smile…thanks for sharing!

  10. This is just too sweet. I love teenie, tiny Dresdens.

  11. Jayne says:

    Adorable! I’ve yet to use my dresden tool! It’s on my list!

  12. Ariane says:

    This is a super cute quilt! Love it!

  13. maxine lesline says:

    The ruler is certainly a useful tool… Your fabric colors just sing in harmony, and isn’t it pleasant to have a little project to turn to for diversion?

  14. AmyScrapSpot says:

    This is so pretty! Love the pattern!

  15. Kate Heads says:

    Lovely little mini, and such tiny Dresdens, now that takes skill.

  16. Ramona says:

    It’s adorable! And tiny!!

  17. Donna says:

    This is ADORABLE! I love everything about it; size, pattern, and fabric colors. Thanks for sharing your AZ experiences. I am enjoying your blog. Give my love to the family when they visit.

  18. Love it. Those fans must be pretty tiny if the quilt is only 12 inches. Wow.

  19. piecefulwendy says:

    What a cute quilt! I just picked up a scrap bag of Civil War fabrics. Maybe I should try this with them. Hmm.

  20. Sharon says:

    That is adorable Katy! I love anything Dresden! But 12″ square? I have that ruler, how big are the blades? Now I have to make one too!

  21. Lois Stimax says:

    What a cute mini quilt! It makes me feel guilty for throwing anything away–because I already keep so much!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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