Charise requested house blocks for the month of April in the Cocorico Bee. One of her inspiration photos was this one. I modeled this block after the third building in from the right.
I've always wanted to try using Heather Bailey's Welcome Road print as bricks. I feel like the stripes in that print are just begging to be cut up and sewn back together at right angles.
I chose not to paper piece this block. I could get perfect parallel lines and ninety degree angles that way, but I didn't want this block to look rigid. I love the character in old buildings, and I feel like improv piecing gave this building more character.
Don't you just want to knock on this door to see if the residents will let you have a look around? Maybe that is just me...
I want to add a thank you for the comments on the cow block. Bessie humbly thanks you, too. We are both wishing you all a lovely weekend.