The summer has flown by! We’re slowly reentering the world and it’s been odd to find that we actually have a few things on our schedule here and there. Our apple orchard opens in just a few weeks so we’ve also been trying to figure out how to do that safely but still sell the apples. Super fun! *sarcastic voice
I’ve still found some time to get sewing in though including this months Dresden Neighborhood in Lemon Zest!
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.)
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!
JULY IS LEMON ZEST
Trish’s husband Dan LOVES yellow! In fact, every time he sees a quilt his comment tends to be “it could use more yellow”. I thought of him the whole time I made this months neighborhood so I have named it “Frankland’s Neighborhood.”
I decided to sandwich this quilt right away and did all the stitching for the houses and roofs in the three layers (top, batting, backing) so it will not only hold things in place but also count as the quilting.
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