A New Neighborhood

New houses with landscaping are sprouting up on my design wall! I’m making a “biggie sized” “Charmville” as a workshop sample. The original “Charmville” was published in the Feb/Mar 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, You can see all the blog posts, including a quilt along, by typing “Charmville” in the search box at the upper right corner of your computer screen.

The houses in this new neighborhood are based on 2 1/2″ squares and the trees are up-sized accordingly. I’ll be teaching a workshop for both sizes of “Charmville” in the Trenton, KY area on Friday, January 11 from 1-5 p.m. If you live in the area and would like to attend, leave a comment below. There are still a few participant slots available; I’ll contact you with more information.

Other opportunities to meet up in person in the Clarksville, TN area:  “Cutting Up” lecture on Thursday, January 10 at 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Madison St.  “Linked” quilt workshop on Saturday, January 12, beginning at 10 a.m. (Trenton, KY area), participant slots still available.

“Linked” quilt

8 thoughts on “A New Neighborhood

  1. Any chance you will be teaching “Linked” anywhere closer to home, i.e. Pittsboro? Both quilts are wonderful.
    Happy New Year, Aby.

    • I was inspired by the house with the Z in it. How cute would it be to make a farm quilt with barns? The bottom square would be an open doorway and in the right square would be a tall Z for the back of the door. (As if the door were open). In the open doorway would be a quilted farm animal ( pig, cow, duck, horse, etc…). What do you think?

      • Go for it, Jules. If you need more design space for the barn than a Nine Patch, you could make a Sixteen Patch. And I bet you can find some fabric with farm animals printed on it if applique seems too tedious. Maybe you could create a square of a miniature patchwork block to include above the door. Send me a picture of your barn block.

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