Dresden Neighborhood Roundup

It’s been awhile since I posted some of the fabulous Dresden Neighborhood quilts others have been making.  Since I saw some great Halloween themed ones I thought today would be a perfect day to post some pictures and links!

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First up – a Creepy Bunny pictured with a Ghostly Dresden Neighborhood made by Carol Swift of Just Let Me Quilt.Fullscreen capture 10312017 110854 AM

ThatsSewKathy has made a great start on her Halloween themed Dresden Neighborhood too!


I think it’s safe to say that Julie Youngblood is digging these Dresden Neighborhoods.  Above his her Halloween themed one

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and here is a fun, whimsical, everyday neighborhood!  I truly can’t describe how cool it is to see how everyone creates differently from a pattern you came up with.  It’s seriously just surreal.  Fullscreen capture 10312017 112327 AM

I absolutely love the drama in this black, white and red Dresden Neighborhood by sewandisew

Fullscreen capture 10312017 113200 AMMomma Louie chose her fabrics perfectly to create this spectrum looking Dresden Neighborhood!  LOVE!

And I know today is Halloween but we all know that tomorrow we’re all going to start thinking about Christmas and things we need to get done.  Wouldn’t a Dresden Neighborhood mini quilt be just a perfect gift!? 

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Check out this Christmas themed Dresden Neighborhood by My Girlfriends Quilt Shop.  I just LOVE the snow on the roofs!

CoryCats and Rhonda Ferguson have teamed up to make some pretty awesome Dresden Neighborhoods!Fullscreen capture 10312017 114718 AM

I adore this fall themed Neighborhood!  Some of the house wedges were turned into trees – ADORE!!!!

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And check out this stunning, dramatic Christmas Neighborhood!!!!!  It’s incredible!  The Dresden Santa Laser Cut Out is currently sold out at Quilted Works but keep your eye on their for more – this is such a great addition!

Are you inspired too!?  Get your very own pdf version of my original Dresden Neighborhood pattern HERE

Sew Alongs with the Fat Quarter Shop

There are a couple of different fun quilt along’s happening with the Fat Quarter Shop that I’m joining in on.table runner blis

Table Runner Bliss Sew Along

The first is Table Runner Bliss.  This quilt along is already onto week 6!  Be sure to check out the great table runner’s already created and follow along with what’s coming next.  I’m going to be sharing with you my creation on the final week of this quilt along the first week in November. 

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The top is almost pieced (and I used a pretty epic fabric combination … shocking I know) and then I’ll get to the quilting.  I may even have this actually finished for the deadline instead of just the top!

Some of the fabrics I chose for my table runner are still available if you’re interested:

You can see what others have made from this great book by checking out their websites listed below.

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Spelling Bee Sew Along

The second is a long running one – the Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book!


This one goes for almost 10 months! I don’t share my blocks until January and April but I think I’ll have to make a few or 10 before then.  I need to decide on exactly what fabrics I’m going to use and my end goal plan but this should be a fun one to join in!

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I hope you decide to join in on some of the fun the Fat Quarter Shop has planned!  I love seeing what everyone makes!

Orange October–a Project QUITLING Off Season Challenge

Happy October everyone!  Whoa … it’s October 9th already!  Whoops!  Oh well – good thing these Off Season Project QUILTING challenges are just for fun and inspiration!

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1.  The challenge for October is “Orange October.”  We’re going to celebrate an underappreciated color by making quilts that “read” orange!

2. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline (October 9th, 2017 through October 31st). Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.

3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:

  • Include patchwork.
  • Include appliqué.
  • Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.


5. Link up a blog post, flickr image, instagram post, or public facebook post to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Tuesday, October 31st, at 11:55pm CDT. Alternately, you may email the picture and description to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by Noon on Tuesday, October 31st.

When you create your PQ entry's blog post or instagram or flickr image, please include:

  • a description of your creative process,
  • the overall size of your project (it's so hard to tell in a picture!)
  • where you are (ie, I create in Lodi WI)

If you decide to just directly upload your image to the link up party please email Kim {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} this information so she can share it with everyone else.

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  • Please use the hashtag #pqoffseason when posting on social networking sites to help spread the word about this fabulous quilting challenge!
  • Share progress pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and your blog - seeing your process and how you get to the final project is part of the fun!
  • If you can, post your project to the Project QUILTING Flickr Group because that's how I make mosaics and it's fun to see them grouped together there.
  • Make sure you like Project QUILTING on Facebook.
  • We have created a ‘Challenge Quilts’ Facebook Group for you to share your thoughts, questions, and friendship on PQ and other quilting challenges. Just ask to join.

With that – good luck and have fun!


logo_crafty_sewing_150x150Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting has generously offered to give each participant  a PDF Downloadable Pattern from her Craftsy Pattern Store!  How cool is that?  When you finish the challenge and link up to the post just email Marcia {marcia (at) craftysewing (dot) com} to redeem your prize!

Be sure to LINK UP your finished projects by 11:55pm on October 31st!

Lazy Pinwheel Block–Month 9 of Bella Skill Builder with the Fat Quarter Shop

I’m late again!  So sorry everyone!  Apple season is in full force which is why I made my blocks before it started … I should have also pre-blogged about it!  So … today I’m finally here to share with you my next block for the Fat Quarter ShopBella Skill Builder.”Logo

Month 9 already!  For this month, you will need the Lazy Angle Ruler to complete your Bella Skillbuilder block!

Time to grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits and press play with our friend and the Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer  Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! Download the free October 2017 pattern and let’s get going!IMG_5922

I chose some of the bella solid bundle stash to create my Lazy Pinwheel blocks. I tried to pull some fabrics that I notice weren’t used very much yet and needed to pulled into the quilt more.  The pattern calls for some unusual block sizes so be sure to pay attention to what you need.

Now head on over to the Jolly Jabber to see what other bloggers and quilters are doing with their Bella Sampler Quilts!  It’s so fun to see all the different versions!

There’s a Facebook Group now too that you can share your work in!

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