The original pin called for a plastic wedge template for cutting the pieces but, because of my self-imposed $5 spending limit for this challenge, purchasing one was not an option. Instead, I printed a Dresden Plate template off the internet, enlarged to the proper size on the copier, and squared the outside edges to get rid of the scallop. It would be cute to leave the scalloped edge if you're talented at finishing. Not I! My pattern called for 16 wedges rather than 20, as in the video. This went together very easily and quickly.
The video shows a slick trick for getting the center piece perfectly round.
Tip: Be very (I mean VERY) consistent with your seam sizes. A little too big or too small and your circle won't lay flat. Of course the video calls for finishing the outside edge with bias binding. And of course I didn't do it. I hate binding. I layered my finished top with cotton batting and the backing fabric and stitched the outer edge, leaving a space to turn. If you look close, you can see that my circle puckers just a little bit in places - proving my point about consistent seam sizes.
Also, don't try to sew as a distraction when upset. I had just received news of the death of a co-worker who had been battling cancer and my mind was wandering. The finishing isn't as good as it should be. I'm debating ripping it out and restitching the outside edge, but most likely I'll just use it as is.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather at Books and Quilts.
The October Pin It and Do It Challenge is hosted by Trish at Love, Laughter and a Bit of Insanity.