Thursday, August 29, 2013

happy little Village

happy little Village

Guess what?  Our bee blocks for Love circle of do. Good Stitches this month are supposed to be "happy houses" using whatever house templates we like.  Well, it just so happens that this week Penny Sampler students are making the little Village block for our sampler.  I fairly snatched at the chance to make along with them, to follow my own directions for once!

morning light

The Little Village block is one of the first I made for the Penny Sampler way back in early spring.  My first version was very soft and "urban" feeling.  What fun to pull out my brightest scraps and blue sky a la bee instructions!

sketch stitch applique

Plus, I got to make my rooftops with freezer paper applique and attach them with sketch stitch - both different and better techniques than I used when I made my original block.  I learned a lot (as always) designing that class!

in Aria's room...

So this happy little Village will be winging its way to Natalie soon.  But first, I think some trees are on order?

p.s. my block is keeping company with a large painting by Gale Kaseguma called Jellybean Tree.  It's due to come down so Aria can hang up her flag quilt instead.  In fact, its just plain due to come down because I plan to give Aria's room a revamp soon, with her growing up and all.  I'll be sad to see it go to eBay!

12 comments:

  1. Love how bright and cheerful this one is! It's amazing how different it can look just by changing out the fabrics!

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  2. I would love to see a whole quilt of this block!

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  3. These cheery versions are the best! I'm making mine tomorrow into Saturday and it's going to be hard to think in wintery colors now. What a great do.good quilt this will be!

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  4. I love this village! The applique is gorgeous and looks so fun; it would be great to make a whole town!

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  5. I love your village, so bright and cheerful!

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  6. So cute and bright!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  7. Ooh, I love this version. I'm planning to work on mine this weekend and now I'm thinking maybe a little sky blue would look nice in mine too. :)

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  8. I really love the little village.

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