I had a request for the pattern I used for the lion quilt, so I am going to share with you how I made it. First of all what we're dealing with is basically a big ol' dresden circle. I didn't have a dresden ruler/template thingy, so I drew my own. You will end up with a (roughly) 24" circle. Here's how you do that:
1. Using a ruler, draw a 1.5" line on a piece of thick paper or cardboard (I used notebook paper just to show you).
2. From the exact center of your first line use a ruler to draw a perpendicular 9" line. So now you should have something that looks like an upside down T.
3. Now you're going to draw a 4 3/8" line, centering it on top of your second line. (FYI- half of 4 3/8" is 2 3/16").
4. Connect your top line to your bottom line and cut it out. You have a dresden wedge!
I pieced the dresdens so that I ended up with two halves.
For the lion's face, I drew out two half circles with the diameter of the dresden hole and sewed them curve to curve to each half, clipping the curves and ironing them. Then I sewed the halves together. And lastly I appliqued the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth before appliqueing the whole dresden onto my background fabric.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have a question!
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