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Little Pink Houses final reveal

I took some photos of the final Neighborhood quilt made from Les Petites fabric before it gets sent off to its tiny recipient. 

I quilted doors on the homes, plants and fences and rows in the “vacant lot” spaces, and a little moon holding a star in the corner. 

As always, I am disappointed by my quilt photography skills. I just can’t capture them. But I am not disappointed by this quilt in person. Not a bit. 

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Little Pink Houses

I finally had an excuse to get my grubby paws on a stack of the entire Les Petites collection from Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery fabrics. A family member custom ordered a quilt for her niece’s new baby. She had the dimensions and a photo of the crib and that’s it. But the crib had these little decorative pillows: a little house, a little moon, and a little star. And the colors were so spot on, pink, coral, gray gingham. I knew. I just knew…Plus, I had been waiting for some excuse, ANY excuse, to buy this collection.

So I used this pattern, Neighborhood Charm, from the Moda Bakeshop to make some more little houses, and threw on some extra prints, mostly all Art Gallery, a little Kate Spain and some Cotton + Steel, too. I would definitely use this pattern again. Came together so quickly and is charming indeed. Plus, it called for a charm pack when I had a full fat quarter bundle, so I’ve got loads of fabric left over.


So cute. I love. I backed it with a Cotton and Steel double gauze and used wool batting so this thing is basically an adorable, quaint, vaguely European CLOUD.

I have used wool batting once before, but realized I have never had to baste it before. I spray baste, which requires a little heat setting to make it really stick. The directions on the batting say to not use any high heat so I was a little worried.

mmmmm…like a steaming hot barnyard


It smelled a little bit like a sunburnt sheep in the studio, but it basically worked fine. I’ll have to wait til it’s bound and there’s daylight to show the finished product, but it is just adorable.