So the blades are all cut out and I've been a good girl and sewn a trial version of the dresden as Lynne suggested. I've used some cream quilting cotton ordered in error before I bought my Kona Cotton colour chart. No idea what I'll do with it as it's a yellow-ish white, yuk! Anyway the idea behind doing a trial run is so that you can work out the diameters of the centre and and the outer edges before cutting out the background and centre pieces. Now I used my quilting foot which has a guide to make sure you end up with 1/4" seams but my finished measurements are off.
Bo hoo what to do? Well I'll be following Lynne's instructions on how to resolve this and hopefully it'll all work out. Thinking about it I was guilty of trimming a teeny tiny bit off the template a few times as I was cutting so adding that up over 21 blades it probably does account for quite a lot.
There are loads of great looking dresdens appearing in the flickr group if you want some inspiration. I'm off to remeasure just incase the dimensions have magically changed since I started typing this, don't fancy my chances much ;)
Bye for now