Friday, February 13, 2015

Quilted Village Update - WIP's Be Gone!

In 2012 I started working on a Block of the Month called Quilted Village.  You may remember me writing about it in this post.  I normally don't like to make my quilt just like everyone else's, but prefer to make my own version.  This is what the pattern writer had in mind .....
























As this is my "Year of the UFO" I pulled this project out last week and started making more houses.  I made 8 of the 12 house blocks and lost interest which is why this ended up on the UFO list.  Anyway, I finished block # 9 last week .....























..... so this is what my village looks these days.






















Here are a few closeups of some of the embroidery.
















































I started block #10 this week.

























I'm thinking this one may actually get checked off the list this year, but for now it is still a WIP (Work in Progress.)

I am linking up with A Quilting Reader's Garden for their WIP's Be Gone Week 7.



11 comments:

A Nudge said...

Oh, I have always admired that quilt with the houses around the commons! Love your version with its bright and cheery houses. It's really neat how you've found a background to match each of them. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone! You have a lot of progress there.

Sally Hurley said...

That is really cute. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

Mimi said...

I have always admired that quilt. I love houses (stars, leaves and trees), so this quilt is right up my alley. I am surprised that I never bought it. Of course, you have put your twist on it and it is going to be so much fun. Hope you are liking it this time and don't stick it back in the closet. It's worth getting finished.

Stitches said...

I am going to love your Quilted Village in the bright colors. I have made this quilt too, but mine is pretty ho-hum compared to you. I did mine by joining a BOM from a quilt shop in Tenn. My sister quilted it and did an awesome job and it really made the quilt. I can't wait to see yours finished, it will be awesome!!

Stitches said...

P.S. I am a new follower too...

Ella and Nesta said...

This is looking great and look at all the detail! You really must finish it, it's brilliant!

cq4fun said...

I love your village, and especially the embroidered parts. This will be such a special quilt.

Dar said...

Your version is much more to my liking than the original. You always improve on the patterns that I've seen you do. That is very cute and perfect with the bright colors. You must finish it this year!!

Béa said...

Very cute, love this pattern & your version.

Wanda said...

I love the colors in yours much more than the sample one you posted.

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