Rainbow Hash Dot Dresden Neighborhood by Kim Lapacek

Hi everyone!

This is Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams and today I’m going to share with you the fun “Rainbow HashDot Neighborhood” I created which 
Michael Miller Hash Dot Fabric
 features fabric from Michael Miller’s Hash Dot fabric collection.

Rainbow Dresden Neighborhood by Kim Lapacek

This quilt is inspired by my Dresden Neighborhood pattern.  The pattern itself makes a circular neighborhood but an attendee at one of my lectures told me how she made hers a vertical neighborhood by rotating the Dresden Plates. I decided to give it a try and I’m thrilled with what that little tweak did!

Rainbow Neighborhood

Rainbow Hash Dot Dresden Neighborhood by Kim Lapacek

I am not going to share the exact methods used for this quilt as the pattern tells you what to do.  BUT I did make a tweak … instead of making a circle of houses I flipped the Dresden house groupings.  I have four houses in a group so three of the sets are up and two are facing down.

Tools that will help you with this pattern include:

StitchNSew from ThermOWebWhen it was time to quilt this piece, I basted it with StitchNSew Sew-In Fleece and used SprayNBond Basting Adhesive to hold the three layers together.

aurifil thread

I used three different 50 wt Aurifil threads for quilting this piece – 2520, 2785 and 4060.

quilt in progress

We finally had some decent weather so I finished the binding and quilt sleeves while I watched my kids outside in our orchard.

Rainbow Hashdot Dresden Neighborhood by Kim LapacekCreating a rainbow Dresden Neighborhood like the one above would be very easy for a quilt shop to create a kit of fabric for!  That would be a great way to promote the use of the gorgeous Michael Miller Hashdot fabric collection.

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