Revisiting “Charmville”

Earlier this year, my wall quilt, “Charmville,” was published in McCall’s Quick Quilts. I suggested on this post that you could make the patchwork houses with larger squares. To demonstrate, I made a house with 2″ squares. Now, months later, the lonely orphan house block is crying for attention.

house 2 inch squares

Wouldn’t it be fun to make a baby quilt of 16 various colored houses? To make it kid-friendly, I’ll try to put a playful or interesting square in each of the houses. Do you see the kitty-cat in the house block above?

house sewing sky to 9 patches

After making the 15 Nine Patches needed, I sewed 1 1/2″ x 5″ strips of sky fabric to the sides. The next step was selecting fabric for the roofs. I wanted colors that contrasted with the Nine Patches, and I also needed a balanced mix of colors.

houses, design wall

The next step is adding triangles of sky fabric to both sides of the roofs. I’ll keep you posted on the progress of “Charmville Revisited.”

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