Saturday, January 20, 2018

RSC18 and Dresden Neighborhood

This year, I'm going to try to combine 2 quilt-alongs into one. I've done a Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt for the past two years and intend on participating again this year. Persimon Dreams has a quilt along that I saw on Instagram called Dresden Neighborhood, that makes funky houses from a dresden plate quilt block.

The RSC18 color for the month of January is icy blue. I pulled as many icy blues from my stash as I could find and then added a few blues that weren't quite as pale as I would've liked, but I needed more variety.

This week, I got the "foundation" ;) of my Dresden Neighborhood in Ice Blue pretty much done.



I still need to add the center circle (I think I have some snowflakes on pale blue somewhere - just gotta find it!) and then I'll sandwich and quilt this block. I'm going to make a large quilt, but I'll be doing each block separately in a quilt-as-you-go style. There's a lot of quilting which will involve spinning these blocks around so much that it would be too unwieldy if it were full-sized.

In other news, I'll be participating in the Put a Little Love in Your Quilt blog hop Feb 5-8 at Just Let Me Quilt, with a great giveaway!



I'm linking up at ScrapHappy Saturday and posting on Instagram with #DresdenNeighborhood.



14 comments:

  1. What a fun block! It is coming together beautifully so far.

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  2. What a spectacular block! It looks very complicated - you're brave to plan to do more!

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  3. Wow, that’s wow, that’s a really cool block!

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  4. Such a fun block, and the darks work so well to make each house stand out well. Can't wait to see more colors. Congrats on doing such a fine piecing.

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  5. Good idea to make 2 challenges into one ;) Love this dresden village block!

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  6. That is such a fun design. Great choices of blues.

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  7. I love those Dresden Neighborhood blocks! What a good idea to make them in the RSC colors!

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  8. What an incredible block!! Looks great in BLUE for this month's RSC. Can't WAIT to see the next one!!

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  9. Wow! That is great. You will end up with a spectacular quilt at the end of the year.

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  10. Love your choice of block this year. Yes quilting as you go might be best with some much spinning around you might have to do.

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