Friday, February 4, 2011

All Around The Neighborhood

At last month there were a bunch of blocks one could pick up for a darling quilt called Quilt Around The Block. You had to visit shops to find the little bunny button and then at several of the shops you would win a block that goes into the quilt. I found a lot of great shops, many of which have free quilt patterns.
This month there's the same sort of thing, only it's all cupcake patterns along with cupcake recipes. You might have fun looking at the sites and seeing what's there. I really love the various buildings, trees and flowers. And aren't those fence pieces just so cute!!

My sweet hubby took some of the pictures for me, others were taken with my trusty cell phone camera--isn't technology fantastic?

I have a couple things that still need doing--the star on the "flag" next to the little red house, and a bell on the school house. I changed a couple things to fit what I like--made one of the big houses into a school house since that wasn't one of the patterns. Also altered the church to have a steeple instead of a cross on the top since I'm LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) and we don't have crosses on our churches.

Here's all the strips laid out together on the floor. Aren't they just so fun and vibrant? I love them so much. Will be putting narrow green strips between the house/trees/flowers strips which is also a change from the original pattern.
Hope to get that all done today or tomorrow and will add more pictures when it's done. Randy got the cloud material--isn't it cute? It adds so much to the quilt.


Barb said...

What a fabulous quilt!! Sounds like it was fun going around....kinda like a little mystery as well.

Dielle said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE it!

Vickie said...

I love this quilt!! The blue sky really sets the pictorial houses and trees off and I love your checkerboard and fence sections. Adorable!!