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