Can you believe we’ve reached the tenth instalment of the Today's Quilter block of the month? Just two more months before we start assembling our blocks and I hope I’ve kept you guessing as to the layout ;-)
Now I know you shouldn’t have favourites, but this month we're calling in on the two blocks that I had the most fun designing and making, the flower stall and the ice cream stand.
This month’s street stand blocks were inspired by London’s wonderful street markets: amongst others there’s Columbia Road for flowers, Portabello for antiques - you may remember Hugh Grant’s character strolling through it in Notting Hill - Camden Lock for crafts and Borough Market for delicious street food.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Some are old, like Borough Market which has a thousand years of trading under its belt, and some are new, like Camden Lock, which was established in the 1970s in redundant warehouses alongside the Regents Canal. Old or new they’re well worth a visit.
As we’re nearing the end of our programme I have challenged you a little this month with a some simple appliqué - needle-turn or raw edge, it’s entirely up to you - and some more intricate piecing, building on the techniques we’ve used in previous months. You can find both street stand blocks in issue 90 of Today’s Quilter.