Feb 10

Scrappy Dresden Wedge Quilt (108)

A year ago, I made a baby dresden wedge quilt for the EZ Dresden Quilt Challenge.  The part of the challenge I chose to do was to try using the wedge in a new way.  I even made a tutorial.  I have always loved scrappy quilts, and I have admired scrap quilts that utilize value to create patterns in the quilt.  So, when I had enough random scraps around, I decided to start a scrappy version of that quilt.  Two-hundred and fifty-two blocks later, this is the final product!

scrappy value quilt


I tried to use the values of the fabrics to create the overall design.  The center wedges were of darker value fabrics, and the outer pieces that form the diamonds were of lighter values.


close up dresden wedge quilt


This was the perfect way to use up a bunch of odd scraps.

close up dresden wedge

I used a free motion quilting design that Elizabeth Hartman has used a lot on her quilt.  It is kind of a free motion zig zag.  I used a variegated purple thread on the front, and a white thread in the back.

scrappy dresden quilt back

I loved using this color for the back of the quilt.  I don’t go to local quilt shops very often, but when I do, I pretty much just pick from their clearance section.  This was a clearance section find.  It is called “Modern Monet.”

scrappy dresden plate

I had a lot of extra dark valued wedges left over so I made a dresden plate for the back, just like on my original Dresden Wedge Quilt.  I love that it adds a little something fun to an otherwise boring back.

Center of Double Dresden

I used Melissa @ Happy Quilting’s Double Dresden technique, where you sew a point into both the wide end and the narrow end of the wedge.  I love how cute the center of the dresden wedge looks!

scrappy dresden value quilt

This quilt, before washing, finished at a size of 69.5 inches by 88 inches.  It makes me happy.  And, apparently, my kid’s get pretty excited about it too (see hand)!

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  1. Tina says:

    Fantastic scrap quilt! How funny- I didn’t notice the hand until I read that part!

  2. Tracy says:

    I do love a scrap quilt. You have done a great job.

  3. Barbie says:

    I love how this turned out. Great work!

  4. Kathryn says:

    What an eye-catching pattern! Our readers would love this at FaveQuilts.

  5. Marcia says:

    I am wondering if you would share your measurements for the pieces of this block. I think I would like to try this. I don’t have a dresden ruler so that’s why I am asking. You are an awesome inspiration! Thank you for sharing your work with the rest of the world.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I LOVE this bright scrappy version. Thanks for sharing your tutorial also. Your quilt has inspired me to make a scrappy version.