This Wee Village Quilt is made from a range of fat quarters and black fabric. You can delve into your stash or buy a fat quarter bundle from your favourite designer. Alternatively you can do both as I have here.
Finished size 157cm x 157cm (62” x 62”)
This super cute quilt is made up of 36 - 6” x 6” blocks of wee houses that are surrounded on all side by appliqué trees, fences, birds and clouds.
The pattern contains two methods to make the houses, either foundation paper piecing or regular piecing so you can choose which method suits you best. Also included are full sized appliqué templates.
I have also shown an alternate layout that includes cornerstones between the houses. The pattern does not include instructions for these but I'm sure you will be able to add them on your own - see photos below.
My wee village quilt was a lot of fun to make. The inspiration for this quilt came from a quilt I found on Pinterest and I have shown it below. I tried to find the creator of this quilt to give her credit but unfortunately the link went to a photo only.
I had been given several fat quarters for Christmas including the Golly one that you can see I used in my windows. I managed to get just enough Gollies for my wee houses out of a fat quarter - with several gollies looking like they are peeking out from behind the curtains!
The very bright fabrics look stunning on black and I had a lot of bright fabrics in my stash to choose from.
As I'm still into foundation paper piecing I made my houses using this technique. Each house block is 6" x 6" finished and I made 36 of these wee cuties.
After completing this quilt I realised that the original quilt's houses must have been quite a bit smaller than mine.
The borders I made using raw edged machine applique - another of my favourite techniques! The trees, fences, clouds, birds, stars, sun and moon were all drawn freehand by my daughter so unfortunately I have no pattern for those to add here. I used 3 different tree shapes, with each shape coming in 3 different sizes. That gave me 9 variations of trees to play with.
The wee colourful birds that you can see sitting on the fences or in a couple of the trees were added as an after thought. I've just spotted a letter-box/bird house in the original quilt and I wished I had added one of those!
Another wee happy accident happened after I had completed the quilt center and was assembling the borders. I was concerned that I didn't have trees of the same size, shape and fabric on each corner. When this was sorted and the sun & moon added I realised I had a nice unintentionally made a wee surprise. You will notice that there are several houses that I have used yellow in and these just happen to be placed in the same corner as the sun shines!! This also creates a darker or cooler tone from the moons corner! What a happy accident!