I've been admiring the Dresden Plate design for a long time, but had pretty much come to the decision that I wasn't going to use my little template that I had because I was going to get the Accuquilt Go! Dresden Plate die!!! Well, that's on hold for awhile until I can find it in one of the stores around here. Anyway....I decided to try out my template last week, and it was a disaster! I was so excited because it was looking SO good as I was sewing along and I couldn't wait to finish it! Imagine the look on my face, and the tears :( (well, not really...but close) when it looked like I had one too many blades.
See how it kinda bubbles up in the middle? Well, I just assumed that it had too many blades, but I was wrong!!! Just as I was writing my post, I decided to look at my picture one more time just to see if anything was obvious. I couldn't believe it! I jumped off of the couch and said "Oh my goodness! My Dresden Plate only has 15 blades! It was supposed to have 16!" And I was thinking I had too many blades! Ha ha ha! So I went upstairs and looked through my scrap basket and guess what was right on top of the pile. Yep....the 16th blade. I took the plate apart, inserted #16, and voila! Check out my new Dresden Plate....not a disaster at all. Now I just need to add a bright green circle and maybe sew it onto a green or orange background.