Musings from the mind of a modern day Sue.

My sisters and I got together over the week-end to work on the baby quilt, Dresdan Zoo, we are making for our niece. We collaborated on another baby quilt, Touch & Feel Baby Quilt, that we gifted to a nephew last year. We completed the Dresdans last month & got together on Saturday to stitch them to the background blocks. I enjoy hand applique and decided to hand stitch the fussy-cut zoo animal centers. Four of the blocks are completed: an elephant, giraffe, zebra, and turtles.

Completed Dresdan Zoo blocks

Completed Dresdan Zoo blocks

The Dresdan pattern is straight across the top, so that it can be machine stitched to form the point. After turning the point, the sides are stitched together to from the ring – no raw edges and completely machine stitched. These were then centered onto the background fabrics and blanket stitched along the outside edge of the Dresdans using a beige Aurifil thread. A stabilizer on the back kept the background from puckering. I like to use tissue paper for a stabilizer. It’s inexpensive, especially since I save it from gifts I’ve received.

These blocks have been easy & fun to stitch together. Only five more blocks to complete and we can stitch the quilt together. FMQ to follow.

Hope you’re staying warm in this cold weather. Happy Stitching!


Comments on: "Dresdan Zoo Baby Quilt" (2)

  1. […] to work on the Dresdan Zoo quilt. Some of you may have followed the progress in previous blog posts HERE, HERE, and HERE. At this time, I was taking a class on Craftsy on how to make creative […]

  2. […] new baby daughter. You can follow along with the construction of this quilt in earlier posts HERE, HERE and HERE. We chose to add sashing between and around the outside of the blocks. This added six […]

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