I've been busy working on these blocks for the class I'm teaching at Pieceful Gathering quilt shop retreat in Illinois in March.
I had a huge box 1" strips all cut from another project, so I decided to frame the cute little cottages with them. Mr. Joe came up with the idea for this setting. Maybe I should listen to him more often.
I'm only using Marcus Fabrics in this quilt which work up so beautifully together. Once I put the 1" strips around the house block, the block measures 10-1/2". That's a big block for me to make! I think the quarter-square triangles frame the blocks so well.
This project has been and excellent use of scraps. I have strips and scraps scattered around my sewing room in an explosion of color. I'm not really paying attention to what fabrics are touching each other. My only criteria I'm sticking to is that I don't to use the same 1" strip twice in the frame. That's it.
I'm excited about this project. I need a name for it. Cottage Charm......Cottage in the Pines......Scrappy Cottages? Put your thinking caps on my dear readers and give me some help.
I like it!Delete
I'm not good with names but I think the blocks are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Gretchen!Delete
I have been following your blog for awhile now but have not been getting emails of new posts. I was going to sign up again but I am definitely still following your blog. Any thoughts on what to do?ReplyDelete
I wish I could help you with this. Blogger stopped notifications about a year ago and I'm not 'techy' enough to know what to do about it. Sorry.Delete
Houses of scrapsReplyDelete
Tiny scrapy cabins in the neighborhood or something similar to this. Love these squares,ReplyDelete
Glad you like the squares, Jeanne.Delete
Lovely blocks, Lynn! How about "Peaceful Cabins in the Snow"? A nod to the Pieceful Gathering Quilt shop with a play on the names, the time of year with early snow outside and the light backgrounds you placed the cabins on look like snow.ReplyDelete
That's not a bad idea, Debbie. It was great seeing you last month!Delete
How about the Cabin that Joe built? I enjoy your blog immensely.ReplyDelete
I think Joe should get some credit....so how about Joe's Cabins?ReplyDelete