June has almost come to an end and I don’t know about you but I’m ready for July – a nice calm, easy going July. Before we get there though I have to show you my latest Dresden Neighborhood block that I made for the Dresden Neighborhood Color Block Sew Along!
It’s never too late to join in the #DresdenNeighborhoodCBSAL – here’s the list of all the colors. Feel free to join in anytime or go back and do a previous month!
+ January – Classic Blue
– check out the top @quiltkt made!
+ February – Honeysuckle (aka Pink)
– @quiltkt’s neighborhood is OUT OF THIS WORLD!
+ 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.)
Dresden Plate Ruler. I recommend the EZ Quilting Dresden Quilt Tool Set too but if you have a different one (for instance – Creative Grids) already that’s not a problem.
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!
Dresden Neighborhood Roof, Window and Door Vinyl and Cork Scrap Pack
JUNE IS MINT
I chose to add mint into the color block mix because it’s my daughter’s favorite color and I find myself drawn to it as well. As I was working on this neighborhood I discovered that it’s hard to create value contrast with mint fabrics so this is a much calmer neighborhood than I’m used to creating.
Because the houses blended together so much I decided to use vinyls in gold, silver, rose gold and iridescent white for the roofs, doors and windows. This just added a little pop to the piece.
I hope you decide to join in the fun of this sew along and if you do share your progress with us!
I had to get a picture of the mint neighborhood with the orchard goats. I just couldn’t resist.
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Ellen Ortega says
I made a Dresden neighborhood and I had so much fun with it. I will be making a Halloween neighborhood soon. Great way to use up scraps. Thanks for such a whimsical pattern.