Free Pattern from Craftsy.com
I did say that I was hooked on the Dresden Plate block design! After a browse on the internet I found the pattern for this delightful 'Valentine' Dresden block free on the Craftsy.com website. I knew that I wanted to use stripes to radiate from the centre of the design and the only narrow striped fabric I could find in my stash was this 100% cotton which has been overprinted with some 'crazy' chickens. In the finished result I quite like the 'picasso-esque' nature of how the design has come out. The block is easy to make providing that you ensure you keep to a ¼ inch seam allowance. Once the blades had been stitched together I backed the block with some plain White cotton and with right sides together, stitched around the outside. I turned through using the centre before applying the central heart motif. The block was then appliqued onto some plain Pink polyester cotton fabric. I used some bias binding to make the piping which I prefer to plain cushions. This cover has an envelope closure on the reverse. The finished cover is 15 inches square and has a 16 inch polyester-filled pad.