Well, I’m finally making the time to do it. I’m not using any particular pattern. I’m just winging it, making it all up as I go along. I do believe I need a refresher on how to properly sew triangles, though. Some of mine are a little sloppy, and my trees entailed a lot of pruning to get them just right. The end result is far from perfect, but I am enjoying the process immensely. I have missed sewing something other than softies. I’ve missed collaging with fabric. I feel so free making these blocks, using tons of teeny scraps as I would crayons and pencils.
Lately, I’ve been greatly inspired by the adorable “It Takes a Village” type quilts with sweet little trees and houses that are all over Flickr, like Amanda’s Scandinavian-influenced beauty here and this amazing quilt and these adorable houses by krom mama and this supercute house by Rashida/i heart linen. I could go on and on – there are that many beautiful little house quilts being made. I adore them and have been meaning to join in and make one for the longest time.
The blocks are 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches each. So far I have 2 down and 2 more on the way. I am hoping to make this 4 across and 6 deep, so finished it would measure 4 x 6 feet. Does that sound like it’s about the right size for a crib quilt?