My book from the 1940's simply read, "Draw a large circle and a smaller one in the center. Divide into 20 equal points. The design is made from mixed calicos and ginghams. Sew pieces together and applique to block." Then other books had only 8 wedges or some other number.
I had one ruler designed for making a circle quilt. I used it to cut my wedges.The first "plate" I made was so tedious, I decided to try again a little smaller.
Easier, but still not small.
So, I followed the directions and cut a circle and divided it into equal parts.
I was in love with the colors because they made me happy, and because the background I decided to use was in different gray prints, I decided to call it"Happy Thoughts on a Cloudy Day". I even quilted in a few Dresden plate designs on some of the appliqued circles - like thoughts bubbling to the surface! All of the fabrics I used were from my stash, so that was nice!
So....what are your happy thoughts today? Mine is that today is my birthday! (My mama still bakes me a cake! My giveaway is the family recipe and the story behind it. You can find it on the Recipe tab at the top or you can just go here. Everyone is a winner today!)
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January 24th, 2013