Quilt Pattern HAPPY FOLK by Melanie Traylor from Southern Charm Quilts # SCQ-119

  • $13.00

I never tire of playing with Dresden plates. While designing Happyfolk, I spent quite a bit of time playing with the center of a Dresden and the shape behind it. Somewhere along the way and hours of play in Illustrator, I tried inverting the inner and outer background colors. I immediately fell in love with the look. It only took a little while longer for them to go from squares and rectangles to half square triangles. After that, a very traditional block emerged and the background was born. This pattern details a one size version, but there are really endless designs you can make in the background of this quilt just by rotating the block different ways. Play with it and see what you come up with! A template is provided for the Dresden plates, but if you would prefer a ruler I am using the EZ Dresden Ruler, but you can use any Dresden ruler that requires 20 blades.

Skill Level: Experienced beginner
Skills Used: Half square triangles and double pointed Dresden, video tutorials included for both.
Speed: Time consuming
1 Sizes: Throw - 64"x64"
6 illustrated pages.
Pattern includes template for Dresden blade, but if you prefer a ruler, you'll find it here.
Pattern has lots of helpful links included (including methods for basting, quilting and binding).

  • Printed Paper Pattern
  • Finished Size: 64in x 64in
  • Final Product: Quilt
  • Paper Templates Included
  • Technique Used: Applique / Standard Machine Sewing
  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner