Thursday, January 18, 2024

Local House #1 - Carlos

A friend organized a fun QAL using the Local pattern by Carolyn Friedlander. Each month, we'll each make a house and read the back story about the owner. Several of us plan to add our own homes to the neighborhood.

I've printed off the pattern at 50% scale. My first block is ~ 8" x 10". 

It took me a couple of false starts before I settled on a fabric plan for the quilt. I started with solids, moved to prints and now am back to solids again! One of the things I did not like about my first attempts was the 'sidewalk'. I tried a whole slew of colors and at the end, decided on eliminating it. This will give me more freedom for how I assemble the actual quilt top.

Here was my reject - I like the fabric pull when I started but did not like the result! It has since been deconstructed and will be repurposed into future blocks!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Sounds like a fun way to sew with friends. Hopefully now that you've worked out a plan the next months will sew together more quickly.

  2. What a pleasant way to make a quilt. With friends. I can sure understand vacillating between two options - prints and solids. I went through similar angst while taking Timna Tarr's "Map Making" workshop. Settled on prints, but I'm still struggling. It's not always easy to find exactly the "right print" in one's stash. Solids definitely look good in what you've started.


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