I'm so keen to finish my quilt with the dresden plates, I've been sneaking in a little extra stitching between Fridays. The problem with starting a quilt ages ago and committing important things like the number of blocks and layout to memory is I forgot! I couldn't remember if it would be 5 x 5 or 5 x 6 blocks or if I needed to make more wedges.
The answer was simple in the end. I'd cut 30 background blocks and even better had enough wedges sewn to complete the blocks.
Of course this created another dilemma. I've collected more fabrics since starting the quilt. Should I cut and make more wedges and include the new favourites? I decided not to; the fabrics were perfect for the quilt when I started, so why create work for myself and inadvertently alter the look.
All the plates are made now, I just have to applique them onto the background fabric, do something with the centres, cut out the sashings and cornerstones and sew it all together. I'd like to think I'm halfway finished.