This block was one I needed to redesign as a sailboat doesn’t fit with my view of the neighborhood. Turned out it was pretty easy to do. Here again is my plan. I need to step up the timeline on finishing the flimsy here if I want time to get it quilted and bound by the deadline for entry into the state fair. One thing that takes time is making decisions on color and print for the houses, so I got out my pastels basket and made decisions for all the blocks on the fourth row at once. It is also a way to remember which block on this row is getting the darker blue for the sky.
Then I put the choices in individual bags, so I can get sewing faster when I get to the next block.
Digging out the bag marked 14, I pulled out the book of patterns and looked at the size of the block needed.
The house block in the first row, Block #1 without the tree, was the right size according to the notes on Block 14, so I created a six inch center block for the focus. It is a simple nine-patch with HSTs in the corners. I used the roof dimensions on the other block and created that bit. Then I filled in the space with a strip of purple, and added side strips to the focus bit to make the house the right size.
Those were sewn together, then a purple strip was cut for the house bottom, again using the dimensions from the other block pattern.
For the ground, I cut a large piece to length and sewed it to the bottom of the house.
Then, I cut it to size with my rotary cutter. All done. Easier than I expected it to be.
So, now 2 more blocks to do, sashing and borders to add, quilting and binding to go. I have barely six weeks to finish, so gotta get busy! A block a week for the next two weeks, sashing and borders in the third week, quilting during week four, and then binding in week five, should get me done with a week to spare. Or a week to catch up if I don’t keep up with the plan, LOL!!
What are you working on now?