From Raggedy Owl
From House of A La Mode:
And this one from Oh Fransson:
I ended up using the tutorial from SewMamaSew here to make my block. For the "petal" pieces and the binding I used some scraps from Moda's Wonderland line that I had left over from the nursery set I sewed for my daughter's bedroom. I wanted the petals of the plate to "float" on the background so I used the background fabric for the center circle. For the background and the center circle I ended up using a silk twill that I had in my stash. This is an apparel fabric - a suiting weight woven silk. (You can't tell from the posts to this blog so far but I do alot of garment sewing so I have lots of apparel fabrics on hand.) I loved the texture and glow that the silk fabric brought to the block so I went with it even though I think it is out of the norm to mix this type of fabric into a quilting project. Here is my finished block:
Overall I am very pleased with this project and I'd like to make a grouping of these blocks in different sizes to hang on a wall all together. I think it would make a fun, graphic display - maybe near our back entrance near the kitchen? I'll add it to the list of projects that I now have underway including: Vogue 1220 (a Donna Karan dress in sky blue shirting), Vogue 8673 (a cropped jacket in grey wool/cashmere blend), scarfs for my boys (in blue fleece backed with fabric from Moda's City Weekend line), 2 more baby bibs (an owl print and a coordinating stripe) and 3 cross stitched dolls for my daughter. There are not enough hours in the day! However, my wonderful husband took care of the laundry this past weekend so I could stitch my dresden plate. I'm a lucky woman people!