I really wanted to have the first block of this quilt finished before showing you; however the THIRD block from Homespun magazine showed up in Monday's mailbox so I need to get a wriggle on!
This is 'My Town' block of the month that is in Australia Homespun magazine from March to December this year. The fabrics used in the quilt are 'Wild Rose' by Blackbird Designs; gorgeous fabrics. I wanted to make something from these fabrics but didn't know what. I also wanted to make a 'town' quilt at some stage as most I have seen I have liked. Then Homespun put out this years BOM project and I thought why not.
I did purchase some of the 'Wild Rose' fabrics but not all. I have got a little of 'Harvest Home' (an older BB Designs range in similar tone) here and some of 'Garden Party'; I will use some of these mixed in with 'Wild Rose'. I have two background fabrics as I didn't have enough of one and decided not to spend more money - use what I have.
The first block, the Quilt Shop by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched; is all appliqued but only partially stitched.
The second block, the Post Office, by Vivan Robinson. It is ready to be machine appliqued then hand stitched.
The third block, the corner store, by Melanie Hurlston of Melly and Me; is also ready to be machine appliqued and hand stitched.
I just found this morning that there is a stitchalong blog for this quilt; MyTownBOMStitchalong; and from reading the posts it looks like at least a couple of the blocks to come have a lot of work in them so I had better get stitching!