The color for this months Dresden Neighborhood Color Block Sew Along is Caramel Cafe – aka brown. Well – I’ve already done a brown themed Dresden neighborhood for a Chocolate Project QUILTING Challenge. But – I was committed to doing every month! Keep reading to see how I tweaked it just a bit so it wasn’t the same as I made before.
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!
NOVEMBER IS CARAMEL Cafe
Ok – here’s a picture of the first Caramel Cafe Quilt I made for a Project QUILTING Challenge.
I called it Hershey, PA since the challenge was to be inspired by Craving Chocolate.
I had my house dresden circle ready to be placed on my background fabric and I realized that I haven’t really ofset a neighborhood before on the background. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to give it a try! I really like how it looks. I’m not done yet … I may or may not decide to add something to the “empty” corner. I also may try rotating which corner the Dresden Neighborhood is in before I call it good.
I also added some fun vinyl and cork fabrics into the roofs/doors/windows to just add a bit of depth to the neighborhood. I love mixing in different materials to create more texture. I used a lot of the edges of the cork rolls – where the cork was sort of there but not all the way.
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