The Fat Quarter Shop asked if I would sew along with them and make a Sundance Dresden Pillow. I chose to work with Hazel, a fabric collection by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew for Windham. My grandmother, the one who sewed with me and taught me to make apple pie, was named Hazel. So, I was excited to see this fabric collection sporting her name! The name is making a bit of a comeback and I even know one little 5 year old with the name now. It makes me smile. But I digress….
If you would like to make a pillow, The Sundance Dresden Pillow Kit is available for those who want to make one just like the sample made by the Fat Quarter Shop. If you want to follow the pattern but use your own fabrics, like I did, opt for the PDF Pattern. If you need a little extra help, there is even a video!
This pillow is made using the Creative Grids 18 Degree Dresden Plate Ruler. This was actually the first time I have used a shaped ruler like this…really! I tend to paper piece. So it was fun to try something new. The instructions were clear and the ruler was very easy to use. Since I was trying new things, I used the blanket stitch on my machine to finish the outer edges. I tend to like a straight stitch but thought I would give it a go!
The center circle of the pillow gives you the perfect opportunity for fussy cutting. Don’t overlook that! It makes all the difference!
If you have a minute, check out the other pillows made for the hop, made by: