Let me tell you, this must be a labor of love. It was very tedious! I picked out the block from Yoko Saito's book - Unnamed House 1 - to begin this journey. I quickly realized that she only includes a very small image of the pattern. I had to use graph paper and draft the pattern to the size I wanted. I first drew a six inch square block, but it seemed too big. So I went with a four inch block.
Then I had to cut the tiny pieces from the graph paper and glue them to card stock. Then I could finally trace the patterns on the back of various fabrics and begin.
While in Paducah I purchased a variety of new hand sewing needles. I tried one of these yesterday. So far, so good.
I also purchased this seam roller to press seams as I go - this I LOVE! You would not believe the crease it will make in fabric with no heat!
The sewing didn't take very long compared to the prep time. The pieces are very tiny - those chimneys are only 1/4" wide! I did save the tiny little templates I made - I'm storing each block in a labeled snack baggie.
If you haven't noticed, I love to make tedious quilts! So this is right up my alley.
Enjoy your day!