Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Village Quilt Along, Week 1 Cutting

Get ready to start your quilt! I gathered my Hotel Frederiksted stash & am ready to cut! 
Here is where you can download the pattern for $1. Sewfunbymonique

 **There are some errors found in cutting both the Hotel & Bungalow roof pieces, see below for corrections**

The instructions are for cutting out each Hotel, Bungalow & tree individually to allow you to be able to have each one made up of different fabrics. One organization method that has helped me with this quilt is placing each house or tree pieces on a paper plate. I can stack those & pull each one that I want to sew.

When you are ready to sew your block, a flannel board like the one below is super helpful! I bought it at Fat Quarter Shop & it is a Lori Holt design. If not, just assemble your block next to your machine. I am able to understand the instructions better if I can seeing the parts I'm working with.

My next post will be sewing a Hotel & a stacked tree.

**Corrections: (In bold)
Bungalow, step 1 should read:
"Draw a diagonal linen the wrong side of ONE 5 7/8" fabric S square. Place it right sides together over a 5/7/8" roof square. Sew 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. Cut the triangles apart on the line. CHOOSE HALF FOR YOUR ROOF SECTION AND SET THE OTHER HALF ASIDE." 
Do not make 16 triangles! 
This is what you start with:

This is what you should end up with. Just use one chimney piece from the first square & one roof piece from the lower square.




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