Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sweetie Shop Block

I am in a new bee on Flickr,  Patchwork 318- a little bee, just 6 of us and all the blocks come from Kumiko Fujita's endlessly inspiring 318 Patchwork book.
This is out of print but I have seen copies on Amazon Japan and sometimes Etsy.  Ayumi had the first month and her theme was anything to do with a sweet shop with a request for 6 inch finished square blocks.  I went for a Hansel and Gretel style sweet shop/cottage.  

I didn't have many sweetie fabrics but through a number of swaps and presents I do have some from Ayumi including the cookie print that made the main part of the house.  The red/white stripes and gingham are vintage, text fabrics are Suzuko Koseki and the green is Alexander Henry Farmdale range.  
There are no instructions in the book so I scanned the pic, rotary cut what I could and used freezer paper templates for the roof.  As the block is already designed the enjoyable bit is choosing the fabrics to make the theme work, great fun, I loved doing this one!
We're off to the beach this afternoon- summer seems to have bypassed the UK but sometimes I just have to wrap myself in a quilt and look at the sea to feel calm.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend x
sib blog

10 comments:

  1. I'd love to take a look at that book as I adore this little house! Enjoy the calm of the beach.

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  2. too cute!! The cookie fabric is perfect for the main of the house. I love the cakes and sweets chimneys. Excellent block!
    How much did you have to enlarge the pattern by? I'm a bit stumped as to how to get the 6" block size.

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  3. Your house looks good enough to eat.

    I am afraid that your summer got stalled out in Texas. I'd be glad to box up some heat and send it to you....if I could figure out how.

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  4. Cute, challenging, fun - great combination!

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  5. Ooooooh! This looks amazing, well done you :-) I have that book, its so inspiring :-)

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  6. I love this block! She chose a great theme and you rocked the execution. I am also concerned about getting the block to the right size. I'm counting on a lot if trial and error!

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  7. I Love it Kerri. I've been checking the post every day hoping to get my book ! Hope you had a good time at the beach. We Seattlites have had very little summer, too. I'm taking my boys to swim lessons all week at an outdoor pool!

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  8. This block just so sweet like you, Kerry! You always come up with the most clever way to use fun prints! A house with the cookie print is completely unexpected and I love that! It makes me want to knock the door and see what's going on inside the sweet shop!

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  9. Soo cool!! I love little houses but this one is the most!! Perfect!

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  10. the fabric choices for this block are just perfect. do you think anyone would mind if i tasted just a corner of the house? i'll try not to take too big a bite...

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