Drummer Boy Dresdens: Week 6

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This post is part of the Drummer Boy Dresdens Sew-Along! See all posts.

Happy Monday, friends! I was thinking lately that I’ve been enjoying the pace of this sew-along. I would have usually made this quilt much faster, but I set the pace of the sew-along with others in mind and have been following it myself week-by-week. It’s been nice to switch between projects and keep circling back. It feels fresh. I can see why many of you choose to keep multiple creative plates spinning!

I’ve been spying finished quilt tops at #DrummerBoyDresdens. So cool! This sew-along is meant to be totally flexible. Feel free to chart your own course! I’m providing this schedule for those who like a guide. If you’re just joining us, check out the complete schedule for links to all helpful posts.

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Week 6 Goal

33 Dresden Blocks

This week we combine 33 dresdens fans and 33 already-cut background squares to complete the second batch of blocks. After meeting this goal, you should have 66 completed blocks - 2/3 of your total blocks for a throw-sized Drummer Boy Dresdens quilt.

Need a refresher? Click over to this post for tips on how to sew your quarter circles and appliqué those pretty scraps. I hope you enjoy pairing fans with background squares. Sometimes little fabric fairy tales are born. It keeps me entertained, at least!


Wondering what 66 Drummer Boy Dresden blocks might look like? I can help you with that! Elora and I put ours up on the wall to celebrate meeting this milestone.

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She is pure sunshine, isn’t she?

We’re sending a happy scrappy smile your way!

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Come Sew-Along!

Join the community by sharing your progress photos on Instagram with hashtag #DrummerBoyDresdens. Every image equals a chance to win a prize. This week you’ll be in the running for a $35 gift certificate to Crosscut Sewing Co.!

Crosscut Sewing Co. is a fabric shop and sewing studio located in Melrose, MA. They offer a variety of fabrics and sewing supplies for quilting, craft projects and clothing.

Crosscut hosts great classes and parties for people of all ages and skill level. Check out their class calendar and huge selection of SALE quilting cottons.

Make sure you follow @CrosscutSewingCo for your chance to win, plus @StitchedinColor and my cohost @TheMakingsofJoy. Good luck!