The color for this months Dresden Neighborhood Color Block Sew Along is Snow White. This was definitely the trickiest “colors” of the year.
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
DECEMBER IS SNOW WHITE
And here is my version of a “Snow White” dresden Neighborhood. White was a tough color to work with and of course everything tended to blend. I decided I would use greys for the roofs and doors to attempt to create a little more depth to the piece.
As you can see – it’s still pretty hard to see the break in the houses. Once I do the stitching It should help to create more breaks.
This is probably my least favorite of the twelve neighborhoods I create this year for this sew along but I’m glad I gave it a try to know that I probably won’t attempt a white color blocked quilt again.
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