My sample for a Night Village is finished and waiting for quilting.
I decided that I would not be putting streets in and I think the quilting is going to be simple squares over each building.
I learned a few things from this one that I hadn’t remembered from the first one. I don’t like working with very small squares. The smallest ones here ended up at 3.5″ and that’s just plain too small for me. So when I teach it, I’ll suggest larger size squares.
And if someone has a full size quilt in mind, we’ll forget the little ones and go right for the larger sizes. No point making this a lifetime project!
I was also suprised to find this was almost square when done. I thought it would be quite a bit longer than wide and it just didn’t end up that way. How often does a piece tell ME what it wants—ALL the time!!!
Added a narrow border to contain the village and decided that a second border could only be that background fabric. Nothing else worked at all.
Now all I need to do is get the quilting done and sample #2 will be done.
And I have a start on sample #2 for Improv With a Modern Slant, which I will be teaching on Sept. 27, also at The Quilt Patch. It’s easy when all my work is improvisational and I can just pick up a couple pieces of fabric and start cutting and sewing! I’ll show you that as it gets a bit further along, of course.
Now for some quilting—hooray!