You can find many free patterns on the internet and this is one that I just had to do! I love houses! I love looking at them, touring them, decorating them and even making them into quilts! I have a special dollhouse that my Grandpa built me when I was 4. It's a 3 story saltbox house and it's my favorite treasure. My grandma also had a thing for houses.... :) from the miniature dollhouses to house quilt blocks.
So when I saw that Shabby Fabrics released the first block of their Cottage houses I knew I had to do this block of the month this year. Here are my first two blocks. I am using all civil war fabrics (what else!???) and using a primitive muslin for the background.
The background fabric is more accurate in the first picture. :) The sun is actually shining again and added a bit of *extra* light to the second block.