Here’s my first house for The Local Quilt by Carolyn Friedlander. A friend is hosting a QAL for the pattern and January is the first month. Despite all of the planning this quilt/block takes, the piecing process was very easy, but that’s probably because I enjoy paper piecing.
The cool thing about this pattern is that there is a story about each house. This house belongs to Carlos. He paints.
This block is gigantic. Huge. Like 16″ x 20″ huge. <—–That’s an educated guess. There are nine blocks/houses total, although technically, one block is not a house. It’s a grouping of trees.
I’ve got the second and third houses traced onto the paper piecing paper, so I am just waiting for our next get together to work on the second one.
And in a similar spirit, my mom texted me this picture.
I believe this is hanging on my grandmother’s wall. I do not know the story behind it, but I thought it was interesting since I was working on something similar. Mom, feel free to leave a comment explaining how this quilt came about.
And speaking of Mom and paper piecing, she has been English Paper Piecing.
Isn’t it cute? I’m going to make one, too. She gave me all of the templates and the fabrics. I’m in love with it. Her quilt guild does a miniature quilt auction and that’s where this quilt is headed. The 1/2″ straight line quilting…LOVE. The thirties prints…LOVE. The miniature-ness….LOVE. The Dresden plate…LOVE. It’s basically amazing.