When Kristy asked for pattern testers for her paper-pieced little houses I jumped at the chance. The house blocks are 6" finished, and would be perfect I thought as complementary blocks to the fabulous house blocks my Star of Africa Bee mates are sending.
I haven't paper-pieced for a while, which is why I am currently 2 blocks behind in Kristy's And Sew On BOM, so I hoped that some tiny little houses might help encourage my paper-piecing mojo to return too :)
And it seems to have worked!
The house on the left was the pattern that Kristy asked me to test, which went together like a dream, well apart from this rather stupid self-inflicted error :(
Once that was sorted I had a go at the next of the 9 blocks that Kristy has designed, and then I had a go at the next one after that!
Then I thought that a road full of houses and nothing else wouldn't be a very pleasant place to live. so I re-sized another one of Kristy's blocks, Pine Tree Park, and added some trees to my burgeoning village.
Now my original intention was to join these 4 blocks together to make a 12.5" block that will match the Bee blocks I have received, but the houses were so straightforward to put together (apart from the obvious clanger!) that I am having second thoughts.
I think they would look great as a border on the top and bottom of the final quilt, or would that be too much? Decisions, decisions. Whatever I decide I will be making more of those houses that is for sure! Thanks Kristy.
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