Tuesday, March 12, 2013

little Village

Check out this Scandinavian village print, Malmo by Gomez Caroline:


When I first pinned this, I hadn't settled on a color scheme for my project. These bright colors are totally exciting.  And so summery!  But, in the end I opted for a much more limited, sparse color scheme mainly in blues and purples.  I hope to use color more subtly than I might normally do and preserve some neutral-ish spaces.

little Village {project}

Here's my first completed block!

dreaming of a village

This little Village is pieced...

pieced and appliqued

and then machine appliqued.  The Shelburne Falls Deco Fans made perfect roof tops.  Shingles! And it was fun to pull out some Central Park, which I recently restocked from Fresh Modern Fabrics, to make a brick house.

Today I'm hoping to work some needle turn applique on another block-in-progress.  Or, since my usual workday has been ambushed by little ones, I might just do some mindless piecing instead...

19 comments:

  1. Super fun! I like the toned down color palette you chose...it's very calming. I would love to have a little retreat in you village! Ha ha! This also reminds me that I need to look at art more often...I love how you translated the print into fabric form.

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  2. I love this print and I love what it inspired you to make!! Awesome!

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  3. Pretty neat - I took a class from an artist who makes wonderful village quilts. You may be interested in checking out Happy Villages by Karen Eckmeier. They are wonderful and creatively challenging quilts...

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  4. This is really cool looking. I love houses, and you made these into a modern village with gorgeous colors and fabrics.

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  5. I love your little village. The soft colors you chose are lovely. Im betting it would look equally gorgeous in brighter ones if you ever choose to follow your first idea. I can't wait to see more!

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    1. I hope someone who takes the class tries a fun, vibrant color scheme. Vintage folk colors are quite vibrant!

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  6. Super Cute! Will you be making patterns like this available?

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    1. Yes! The pattern for this block and other blocks for my Scandinavian-inspired quilt (I'm still hemming and hawing on its name) will be the main focus of my next class. The class will be opening for registration in July!

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  7. Oh you didn't make me wait long! Thank you! LOL It is beautiful, and I can't wait for your new class!

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    1. Yes, and another sneak peak today! There are 30 or so unique blocks in the quilt, plus sort-of sashing and borders, so I'll be showing bits and pieces for awhile to come =)

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  8. So cute! I think I pin something on Pinterest from your site every day. :)

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  9. Ahhh I love this!! I need to peak in on your blog more often!!!!!

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  10. Love this. I have an image of some outsider art that I saw in NYC once with a bunch of little houses all in a row. I've always wanted to make it into a quilt! This is cute!

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