I’m not quite finished with the Turquoise Dresden Neighborhood for August but I’m close enough! I always think I’m still going to have time to sew in August but I forget how much is involved in setting up our orchard to open for the public – especially during a pandemic and then how much energy being open takes out of me. I’m glad I found some time to get this one done though and I have a head start on Septembers.
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!
AUGUST IS TURQUOISE
This is one of my favorite color blocked neighborhood’s so far! I just love the drama that all the shades of turquoise creates. I was worried it would end up looking too similar to the mint neighborhood but it really doesn’t at all!
I also love when you look closer at quilts and you see the “hidden” things like panda bears and herons. I still need to stitch down the windows, doors, roofs and centers but that’s it – then my 8th Dresden Neighborhood of the year will be complete.
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