Month 11–20 Days of Christmas for the Dresden Neighborhood Sew Along

I know you all were expecting me to wait until December to pull out the Christmas-themed Dresden Neighborhood BUT I thought by pulling it out a month early it would give folks a little kick to think about what a fun Christmas gift this mini quilt could make!Holiday Homies by Tula Pink

This is not my first Christmas Dresden Neighborhood and I wanted to make sure I didn’t make the exact same one as before.  I went through my Christmas scraps and then remembered that I still had some fabrics from Tula Pink’s “Holiday Homies” collection.  I just love this fabric and had a lot of fun fussy cutting parts of it out for this Dresden Neighborhood.

I worked late into the night last night so I would have this neighborhood finished for you today instead of just partially done.  I’ve also made a lot of progress on the previous neighborhoods I worked on during apple season and soon I’ll be ready to share them with you with all their doors, windows, and roofs!

20 Days of Christmas Dresden Neighborhood by Kim LapacekAnd here she is!  I found this fantastic squirrel and hedgehog winter fabric in my stash and I just couldn’t resist using it for the background.  I love how some of the tails of the creatures make it look like chimneys!20 Days of Christmas Dresden Neighborhood Close Up by Kim Lapacek

The Holiday Homies – the deer, dog and goose were all the perfect size to fussy cut into a house!

I mixed a few more fabrics from the Holiday Homies collection with other Christmas fabrics from my stash to create this look.

20 Days of Christmas Dresden Neighborhood Close Up by Kim Lapace

I20 Days of Christmas Dresden Neighborhood Close Up by Kim Lapace used Aurifil 2370, 40 wt for all the blanket stitch details on this quilt.  It was the perfect mossy green for this piece – enough contrast without being overpowering.

This neighborhood was perfect to start getting me in the holiday spirit.  Ironically we got the first Wisconsin snowfall the night I finished most of it!  So – if you get “bah-humbuggy” (yes Trish, I know that’s not a real word) at the holidays – maybe give making a Dresden Neighborhood a try to lift your spirits.

christmas dresden

Here’s the a photo of the first Christmas themed Dresden Neighborhood I made!  I still have enough of that special santa fabric to applique a santa flying over the roof tops to my new one.  Do you think I should?

Now it’s your turn!  Let’s see what you come up with for your Dresden Neighborhood for the #DresdenNeighborhoodSAL!  Feel free to share photos in my facebook group “Quilt and Dream Along with Kim Lapacek”, post to instagram with the hashtag #DresdenNeighborhoodSAL.  If you’re not feeling solids – feel free to use whatever theme/idea you have!



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