I'm finally done with the applique portion of my Dresden block quilt! I wound up sewing the middles on by hand. When I sewed the big circles on I had to rotate the entire quilt to keep the edge I was sewing under the needle. I wasn't sure if I could turn the quilt enough to make a circle with a smaller radius.
I don't like hand sewing, but I parked myself on the couch and fired up my Netflix and just did it.
I'm pleased with it so far. It's really imperfect, but I'm proud for my first attempt.
this tutorial to make the circles in the middle. They didn't come out perfectly - I got the impression that it's easier with bigger circles - but they're good enough.
So now it's on to basting and quilting. It feels weird to have two quilts in the quilting stage. I also need to figure out how to quilt this thing...I was thinking about just doing loose, curved lines to suggest wind. I'll have to think about it.