April 17 ~ Quilt of the Day

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“It Takes a Village” by Kim, littlepelicanstudio

This quilt by Kim was inspired by the work of Ingrid Press, and was created for a charity silent auction. Here’s the back view too. Lovely!

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123 Responses to April 17 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Krystina says:

    So cute!

  2. Jackie says:

    This is very cool. Believe it or not, I’m already starting to think about Christmas gifts for folks, and I have the perfect person to make something like this for.

  3. Ethne says:

    I love these wee village / street scape quilts

  4. kern says:

    I love this quilt-especially the joke on the back. My secretary is wondering why I started laughing and I’m alone in the office. I love the church block too.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I am making this! I love it!

  6. Cristi says:

    Everything just pops! off the white backgroud!

  7. Jay says:

    Such an adorable quilt, my favorite is still the house on the back!!

  8. Cinnamon Sangria says:

    What a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Paola says:

    I love this quilt, it looks simple enough that I can ever try something similar.

  10. Lin says:

    How creative

  11. abi says:

    like the church

  12. Megan Presley says:

    I LOVE IT!!! How cool is that?!?

  13. Leah says:

    That is really cute!

  14. Kiza M says:

    Very nice! I love the little log cabin on the back. 🙂

  15. sang says:

    Neat quilt, love all the different buildings and the pops of color on the binding.

  16. Vicki K says:

    What a great idea! I love doing a different process for each block but having a unified whole!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    What a great idea!

  18. Beth S. says:

    Wow – what a beautiful quilt! It’s so simple and yet so appealing! Thank you for sharing1

  19. Annette says:

    I do love these little house/structure quilts that are popping up here and there. One day….. 🙂

  20. Elizabeth says:

    So beautiful! I love all of the little details in each of the buildings 🙂

  21. Cameron H says:

    Wonderful quilt! I esp. love the placement of the church block and how the eye is drawn to it.

  22. Lindsey says:

    I love it…very sweet.

  23. Manechka says:

    Beautiful quilt! I like it a lot! 🙂

  24. Puk says:

    Wow, such a cute quilt! Simply adorable.

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  25. Tammi says:

    I love this quilt. And the log cabin on the back!

  26. Katrina H says:

    I like the spacing on the front.

  27. Greeblygreebly says:

    I just visited my hometown for the first time in many years today. I would love to do a quilt like this of the neighborhood I lived in as a young child.

  28. Debbie Bishop says:

    What a sweet quilt. I love it.

  29. delitealex says:

    really cute quilt

  30. Tracey says:

    Love this – including the little log cabin on the back!

  31. Such a sweet little quilt – I’m sure it was a hit at the auction!!

  32. Sara says:

    Super, duper cute!

  33. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Sucha a sweet quilt!

  34. Annie says:

    This is so cool. I love the little village! And the log cabin on the back is a great idea!

  35. Deb V says:

    This is a really great quilt. Very charming.

  36. Melissa says:

    What an adorable quilt. I am sure whomever ended up with it was very happy!

  37. jules says:

    i love the assortment of buildings and trees! how creative!

  38. Jenny says:

    I love that so much. The colors are perfect.

  39. Kelli says:

    I like how you could make this a representation of any town or area. Beautiful!

  40. Alison says:


  41. monique says:

    It’s such a happy looking quilt and I love the binding!

  42. Elle says:

    That is so beautiful!

  43. karen says:

    That is the sweetest quilt!

  44. Annabel says:

    This is my cousin’s favorite truism. A beautiful quilt!

  45. So simple, so beautiful!

  46. Somer says:

    So pretty. It kind of reminds me of a little Bahamian village.

  47. Gretchen says:

    thanks for all of the inspirational photos this month!

  48. Melissa says:

    Greta idea – makes me think about making one with buildings from my hometown.

  49. Nicolette says:

    Beautiful! I love, love, love it!

  50. Rochelle says:

    I bet this was very popular at the auction! I would have bid for sure!!

  51. Erin says:

    Very creative. So appropriate for a charity auction.

  52. Christine says:

    What a great idea! I love the trees.

  53. Val Miller says:

    love it! really cute, and fun.

  54. Marcia W. says:

    The church steeple really stands out on this whimsical quilt.

  55. farscapegirl says:

    Very cute! And made with a good cause in mind which is awesome 🙂

  56. Jennifer says:

    i really like this quilt, especially the church. i think that is my favorite block.

  57. sookhyun says:

    so cute!

  58. sharon says:

    I really like this quilt! Charming and you could personalize it, to fit your own town, city or even a street! Sharonj

  59. qsogirl says:

    I really like all the white space that highlights each building!

  60. Jeanne says:

    Very simple and cute idea. I love the cabin on the back.

  61. Tina says:

    So cute, and I love the backside!

  62. Andi says:

    I love this quilt too! (I am beginning to think that I just really, really, really love quilts as I seem to say that every day.) Once again I really like the way the bright colours pop on the white background, and I love the idea of creating a village on a quilt too.

  63. Kelli says:

    I love the binding–it’s so lively like the quilt!

  64. rosie says:

    love the edging. how amazing what some people can do with quilting!

  65. marg says:

    I think this is so pretty especially the church.

  66. Charlene says:

    So pretty!

  67. Rachael says:

    That is such a gorgeous quilt!!! I love the back too!!

  68. tara says:

    This is such a fantastic quilt! I love every bit of it! Who was the lucky bidder?

  69. Zura says:

    oh that is such a fantastic quilt! i love it!

  70. katie says:

    My favorite is the church. What a great quilt.

  71. Becca says:

    Absoultely charming quilt!

  72. Valerie says:

    So simple and clean! Love it!!!

  73. Margaret says:

    Great quilt and great idea for a quilt.

  74. Sorahart says:

    I think you are actually brave to leave so much white space on a quilt, but still make it look so good overall!

  75. Joyzelle says:

    Love the simple yet dramatic village. How true – we all are part of a village.

  76. Marcelle says:

    It’s really nice and I like the back too!

  77. Megan says:

    Oh, wow. I really love that.

  78. Kelly Reid says:

    This quilt is wonderful…gives me great ideas for quilts for my grandchildren.

  79. Frauke says:

    that’s great!

  80. Maureen says:

    Fun border picking up the colors of the quilt. I get the log cabin quilt joke.

  81. Katie B says:

    Incredible! I love the church.

  82. Rose L says:

    I’m loving the cute patchwork buildings in this and other quilts – going to have to try some of my own soon!

  83. Susan says:

    Oh this is a beautiful quilt with many possibilities – a post office, railway station…but most of all I love the church in this.

  84. meg says:

    oh this one is fantastic!

  85. Melissa says:

    What a lovely little village!!!

  86. 4vs1 says:

    What a fun quilt! 🙂

  87. Julia says:

    How I love house quilts!! Houses & circles. This is fantastic! beautiful.

  88. Gorgeous 🙂

  89. Tracey J says:

    I’d like to live in this neighborhood. 🙂

    Such a creative quilt.

  90. Caroline says:

    This is really a great idea!

  91. Morgan says:


  92. kelly O! says:

    Gorgeous quilt! Love the trees and of course, the “log cabin” lol

  93. Jessica B says:

    Very nice – uncluttered and beautiful!

  94. Ingrid says:

    I think this quilt is amazing. What a beautiful idea.

  95. alisha says:

    I love all of the different houses — especially the one on the back.

  96. DebbieKL says:

    Great quilt idea for a fundraiser!

  97. Erica Ferguson says:

    This is a truly amazing quilt. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring!

  98. Amy says:

    Very unique! Thanks for sharing.

  99. christine says:

    My goodness, that’s a cute quilt!!

  100. char says:


  101. ~Helena~ says:

    I love this quilt, such a nice gift for a charity auction.

  102. Lisa says:

    Love the spots of color in the binding!

  103. It’s gorgeous!

  104. Mary Jo says:

    the quilt it with wool looks like fun, and who would complain about any of the prizes ?

  105. Katie says:

    And she gave i to a charity silent auction? Wow. It’s beautiful!

  106. Sara says:

    such a sweet quilt–what a whimsical idea: ) Thanks for sharing this one!

  107. Delia says:

    Ooh, that is so cute!

  108. Tong says:

    This is gorgeous, looks like so much work!

  109. Chris says:

    So eye catching! Lovely and love that it was for a good cause.

  110. Ramona says:

    I love the “joke” on the back. This is a very cool quilt.

  111. upstatelisa says:

    I love quilts with houses! Very cute!

  112. Barb B says:

    This is a beautiful quilt – and the title is perfect.

  113. PeachRainbow says:


  114. Nanna says:

    Oh my! This is adorable! I would love to make one like it! Thanks for sharing!

  115. Sarah Craig says:

    What a great quilt! Love it!

  116. Sara A says:

    What a really great idea for a quilt!

  117. Jenny says:

    what a great quilt!

  118. Leah says:

    love love love!!!

  119. KarenB says:

    I love the clean fresh feel of the design.

  120. Lexi Lucas says:


  121. Mary says:

    Hhat a neat quilt. Kinda whimsical!

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