Block 8 - Friends Around The Square:
After all the hand sewing of Block 7 I was so happy to see a pieced block that I made two!
Initially I wasn't overly keen on this block as the right hand side made the shape of a H and I just felt like the windows were in the wrong place. In the end I made it with the same pieces but placed my fabric so my window was in the centre. I found (after much searching!) a little sewing machine charm which I will put in the window once the quilt is all together. Just the right size! I had been going to embroider my blog name on the shop but found the perfect piece of printed fabric and used that instead. I like the striped roof, it reminds me of a corrugated iron roof. In the end I quite like the block after all!
This was another block which I felt might need to be made twice. On looking back through my blocks I felt I needed more variety in my colours and as there are some larger pieces in this block I chose some of the larger scale prints in my layer cake. I think they work quite well.