This pattern is Sue Garman's "All About the Town" quilt and I'm having so much fun making it up.
The 12 blocks fit together around a village square.
The first block with the whale weathervane scared me silly, I'm not good at hand work and this quilt needed to be done with freezer paper and needleturn applique. I read and re-read the instructions on the pattern. Measured and cut the fabric and then did it again to make sure and finally produced the block with lots of wonkiness and more than a few cover ups.
I followed the tutorials on Fabric Therapy blog and Teresa emailed me encouragement too.
I kept going and eventually did the sailing boat block and the house with dormer windows.
A quarter finished!
By now my confidence had increased and I started working more quickly. Oops!
These blocks are even wonkier than the first. I have fewer real mistakes though and by the time I'd done the flying angel I was getting the hang of the stitching a bit too.
Still lots more work to do on all these blocks tho'.
They need embroidered embellishments and lots of fun things added like critters, window frames, fountains, dogs, ducks, horses, signs, flowers, whatever I want to add.
This is my latest block (it's the photo thats tipped). I'm so much better at this now, even the windows are almost square. It's not a prize winner by any means but it looks much better than those first blocks and as I prepare to start block 8 I'm so much more relaxed and having heaps of fun.
I think I might make this pattern up again with a Christmas theme.
Couldn't you just see these houses with lights, wreaths, candles, trees and gifts all around them.
Santa might even be flying across the sky in his sleigh.