This beauty was miserably lying in a drawer... I found it back yesterday, while sorting some fabrics out.... Shame on me ! I assume I abandonned it because, Oh boy !, this was something to hand piece !
Originally, I wanted to make 12 blocks like this (anyone can dream....), but I wa disouraged after the first one. I see that I also saved some blue and burgundy fabrics, as well as a pack of three fat quarters (burgundy, cream, dark blue) tone on tone printed with tiny boats, and wrapped in a "marina " pannel, that I bought last summer in Spain..... What a treasure !
Now, the question is : What shall I do with it ???
I think I'd like to use the compass as a center (the poor one deserves it), and then surround it with simple han pieced sailboats blocks.... but which ones ? (I'm not good at all at paper piecing!),
then maybe I would use the marina panel (lighthouses) for the border ?????
Any ideas are welcome...... ("I'll try with a little help from my (web) friends.........
Now, these Dresden Plate blocks were made out of a small bunch of 5in. sample fabrics that I bought.... five years ago, I think (you know how it is "just in case....") and I'd like to applique them on an appropriate background and then assemble the whole together...
The questions are : which background ???
sashing ?? which one ??
borders.... (oh, my!!!)