A Friday Finish–A Christmas Dresden Neighborhood

I’ve taught quite a few “Dresden Neighborhood classes” over the last year and while I’m teaching I make up “samples.”  After seeing some of my students make some adorable Christmas themed neighborhoods I decided it was time to make my own Christmas Dresden Neighborhood!


It was a great way to use up my scraps of Christmas fabrics and now I have an adorable mini quilt to decorate my walls with at Christmas time!


I was so excited to have found the fabric with the Santa on the reindeer … it’s the perfect fussy cut element for this piece!

I had a lot of fun playing with free motion quilting on this piece as well. 


I swirly quilted most of the background in a icy blue thread but I then used a fun darker variegated thread to quilt smoke coming out of some of the house chimneys!  Just that little bit of difference in thread color can make a dramatic impact on a piece.

I finished this five days after Christmas but it’s ready for next year at least! 

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday


  1. Very fun! Congrats on a beautiful finish.

  2. Such a fun finish! I can imagine having a great time playing with this pattern :-)

    1. I really love you little quilt. Quite inventive!!


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