Linda, one of the Mid Century Modern gals lost her house to a fire late last year. She asked us for a house block. She really likes Tallavera and Mexican pottery with it's bright bold colours. I googled Mexican houses and my inspiration came from this one
First came the fabric pull
I played around with an arched door
and then some windows and shutters. It's hard to fit it all in to a 12 inch block
I thought this fabric worked for a pea gravel driveway
After that, I went for a second block with a more traditional look but still the bright colours. The pattern for this is from 'Bee in my Bonnet' and is in Quiltmakers 100 blocks magazine.
A bit of top stitching to do and these will be in the mail shortly : )
for the Bee Purposeful group we had to make a yellow and grey block and send extra fabrics to be included in the quilt. Done!
I am off to work.
Enjoy your week end