Happy February 28th! The 28th of the month is a special day since it’s the day I reveal the special color blocked Dresden Neighborhood that created inspired by the color of the month. In the case of February – the color is Honeysuckle (aka pink).
It’s never too late to join in the #DresdenNeighborhoodCBSAL – here’s the list of all the colors.
+ January – Classic Blue
– check out the top @quiltkt made!
+ February – Honeysuckle (aka Pink)
+ March – Cactus (aka Green)
+ April – Violet
+ May – Jaffa Orange
+ June – Mint Leaf
+ July – Lemon Zest
+ August – Turquoise
+ September – Molten Lava
+ October – charcoal
+ November – Caramel Cafe
+ December – Snow White
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE?
Purchase my downloadable Dresden Neighborhood pdf Pattern either on my website or etsy here. (If you already purchased the pattern you’re welcome to join in the fun. But if you look at the pattern and think you can make it without the pattern I’d still appreciate it if you purchase it since you are then supporting me as a designer.)
Fabric Scraps! This is a great project to use up your scraps! The background of each Dresden Neighborhood is 24” square but this can be pieced so again – scraps work just fine.
Me and My Sister Designs Me and My Sister Double Wide Dresden Ruler – this will enable you to easily create “double-wide” houses for your neighborhoods! It’s completely optional.
10″ Diameter rotating cutting mat (or larger but not too large so it doesn’t fit in your sewing area) – this just makes cutting your Dresden Plates easier. I have one and it’s awesome when I remember that I can just rotate the cutting board and not myself … I just have to actually remember that!
February is Honeysuckle
I’ll admit that I chose pink for February since it was so fitting for the month of Valentine’s Day. I also seem to have a ridiculous amount of pink fabric in my stash so it worked really well. If you don’t have enough pink in your stash and you want to supplement it you can find some great fat quarter bundles of pink on at the fat quarter shop like “In the Pink,” “Carnation Riley Blake,” or “Flamingo.”
I have to tweak my neighborhood each time I make it – at least a little. So this month, I decided to use the Me and My Sister Designs Me and My Sister Double Wide Dresden Ruler for all of my house wedges instead of the standard Dresden ruler. This wedge choice makes ten houses instead of two for the entire neighborhood.
I also decided to embellish the roofs with different fibers and ribbons. While some of the doors and roofs are made out of standard fabrics I also mixed in some fun vinyls and corks. (If you like the look of the cork and vinyl I have a sampler pack for sale in my etsy shop HERE.) I also made the center of the neighborhood in the shape of a heart!
I hope you decide to join in the fun of this sew along and if you do share your progress with us!
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It’s not required since there are no prizes or anything for this sew along but feel free to link up your finished CLASSIC BLUE Dresden Neighborhoods below!