Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Once upon a time...

...there was a little house block, built for Leila as part of her Home Sweet Home month in 318 Patchwork Bee.  A house of sewing and Dutch decor, but it didn't look quite right. There was a tear in the side of the grass path- I blame the rotary cutter-and it just didn't make me smile as much as it should.
So I set to work with a seam ripper and some vintage feedsack, kindy sent by Charise and did a little DIY.  As usual this doesn't always go according to plan.  The plus side was the little lady waving goodbye from the door way, the minus was a little damage to a tiny bit of fabric patched up with a door plate number.   The grass was relaid...
And now I am smiling.  Marginally too small- only by 1/4 inch, sorry Leila, I am sure it'll stretch with a bit of steam!   The measuring fabric and the washing instructions are Kumiko Fujita, the roof is Alexander Henry Heath, the Sky is Lecien from Mrs March collection and the chimneys are Suzuko Koseki.  The other prints are vintage and the house is Kona stone.
Wishing an early happy thanksgiving to all of you stateside peeps. We all have much to be thankful for,  it is just hard to remember to take a little time out to think of it but when you do, it is worth it (that's my lecture finished for today)oh and special thanks to Aneela and scrappy loveliness of this yet to be released fabric line she sent me and many other UK bloggers- now there is a generous spirit!
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  1. Eeek!! Oh my goodie goodness this is gorgeous Kerry!! I love the lady in the doorway, and the house number and everything is just perfect! Thank you so much!

  2. What a sweet block, your enjoyment of such intricate piecing really comes thro in this post.

  3. Oh lucky you! Have fun with that fabric! Your block is adorable!

  4. So cute!! I love how you've told this story.

  5. Love your woman waving at the door

  6. Oh, bliss! Love, love, love the way it turned out. I've duly pinned it to Pinterest (not that many people follow me there, but still...

    Glad you're thankful, even if you aren't a stateside gal.

    I'm thankful for, among other things, wonderful, generous bloggers like you who teach me so much!

  7. You never cease to amaze me. This block is adorable!!

  8. Both versions look great to me, but seeing the girl in the door does put a smile on my face too. Lucky Leila!!!


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