Friday, July 17, 2015


Wednesday I was able to take a workshop with Susan K. Cleveland. First off, let me just say, she is so much fun! A fabulous, engaged teacher. The lecture the evening before was great, with tons of quilts to show her various techniques and patterns.

The workshop was to make her pattern, "Disappearing Dresdens." I have named my project "Olé." It reminds me of the swirl of a Flamenco dancer's skirt or a matador's cape, hence the name.

The Dresdens are pointed at both ends of the wedges. It's a bit of a fiddly process, but Susan's techniques, tips, and tricks make it manageable. Eliminating the traditional appliqued center circle frees up the design possibilities.


  1. not seen a disappearing dresden before, it works beautifully

  2. How absolutely delicious! I LOVE the scrappy background with the disappearing dresdens! I may have to look this pattern up!

    1. The technique produces great results although a bit fiddly.

  3. Oh, what a great idea. And I love your colours! Those blues are especially nice. :D