Thank you for those who helped me pick out my colors! I was worried about not having enough fabric, but what was not "computing" is that I do not need very much fabric for the plates. I'll probably buy a white muslin or sheet for the back ground. I'll decide after I sew my plates together. See my previous post about selecting the fabrics here.
I decided to use just the blue and green fabrics, and only had to use half of them!
I have decided to make my wedges 5 1/2 inches, which will make a 15 inch block. According to the tutorial I found here, the plate will have 20 wedges, but their wedges are only 4 inches. She says to make 240 wedges for 12 plates. I made 223 since some of mine will be butterflies and not need as many wedges. I have extra fabric in case I need to make more.
First I needed to straighten my edges.
I started by cutting 5 1/2 inch strips.
Then I took my easy Dresden tool by Darlene Zimmerman and started to cut my wedges.
I will be making a 5 patch sashing or border or both, depends on what I decide to do, with the leftover fabric.Now I need to start sewing them! That will be my next blog post!
Have you ever made a Dresden plate quilt before? How big was yours and with how many wedges?