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. This quilt is so cool! Very neat idea.

  3. 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.

  4. Ethne says:

    I love these wee village / street scape quilts

  5. 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.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I am making this! I love it!

  7. Cristi says:

    Everything just pops! off the white backgroud!

  8. Jay says:

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

  9. What an interesting idea! It would be so great to do this with familiar places in my own hometown.

  10. Cinnamon Sangria says:

    What a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Paola says:

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

  12. Lin says:

    How creative

  13. abi says:

    like the church

  14. Megan Presley says:

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

  15. Leah says:

    That is really cute!

  16. Kiza M says:

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

  17. sang says:

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

  18. Vicki K says:

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

  19. Elizabeth says:

    What a great idea!

  20. Beth S. says:

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

  21. Annette says:

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

  22. Elizabeth says:

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

  23. Cameron H says:

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

  24. Lindsey says:

    I love it…very sweet.

  25. Manechka says:

    Beautiful quilt! I like it a lot! 🙂

  26. Puk says:

    Wow, such a cute quilt! Simply adorable.

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  27. Tammi says:

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

  28. Katrina H says:

    I like the spacing on the front.

  29. 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.

  30. Debbie Bishop says:

    What a sweet quilt. I love it.

  31. delitealex says:

    really cute quilt

  32. Tracey says:

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

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

  34. Sara says:

    Super, duper cute!

  35. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Sucha a sweet quilt!

  36. Annie says:

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

  37. Deb V says:

    This is a really great quilt. Very charming.

  38. Melissa says:

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

  39. jules says:

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

  40. Jenny says:

    I love that so much. The colors are perfect.

  41. Kelli says:

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

  42. Alison says:


  43. monique says:

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

  44. Elle says:

    That is so beautiful!

  45. karen says:

    That is the sweetest quilt!

  46. Annabel says:

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

  47. So simple, so beautiful!

  48. Somer says:

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

  49. Gretchen says:

    thanks for all of the inspirational photos this month!

  50. Melissa says:

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

  51. Nicolette says:

    Beautiful! I love, love, love it!

  52. Rochelle says:

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

  53. Erin says:

    Very creative. So appropriate for a charity auction.

  54. Christine says:

    What a great idea! I love the trees.

  55. Val Miller says:

    love it! really cute, and fun.

  56. Marcia W. says:

    The church steeple really stands out on this whimsical quilt.

  57. farscapegirl says:

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

  58. Jennifer says:

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

  59. sookhyun says:

    so cute!

  60. sharon says:

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

  61. qsogirl says:

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

  62. Jeanne says:

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

  63. Tina says:

    So cute, and I love the backside!

  64. 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.

  65. Kelli says:

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

  66. rosie says:

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

  67. marg says:

    I think this is so pretty especially the church.

  68. Charlene says:

    So pretty!

  69. Rachael says:

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

  70. tara says:

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

  71. Zura says:

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

  72. katie says:

    My favorite is the church. What a great quilt.

  73. Becca says:

    Absoultely charming quilt!

  74. Valerie says:

    So simple and clean! Love it!!!

  75. Margaret says:

    Great quilt and great idea for a quilt.

  76. 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!

  77. Joyzelle says:

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

  78. Marcelle says:

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

  79. Megan says:

    Oh, wow. I really love that.

  80. Kelly Reid says:

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

  81. Frauke says:

    that’s great!

  82. Maureen says:

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

  83. Katie B says:

    Incredible! I love the church.

  84. 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!

  85. 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.

  86. meg says:

    oh this one is fantastic!

  87. Melissa says:

    What a lovely little village!!!

  88. 4vs1 says:

    What a fun quilt! 🙂

  89. Julia says:

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

  90. Gorgeous 🙂

  91. Tracey J says:

    I’d like to live in this neighborhood. 🙂

    Such a creative quilt.

  92. Caroline says:

    This is really a great idea!

  93. Morgan says:


  94. kelly O! says:

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

  95. Jessica B says:

    Very nice – uncluttered and beautiful!

  96. Ingrid says:

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

  97. alisha says:

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

  98. DebbieKL says:

    Great quilt idea for a fundraiser!

  99. Erica Ferguson says:

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

  100. Amy says:

    Very unique! Thanks for sharing.

  101. christine says:

    My goodness, that’s a cute quilt!!

  102. char says:


  103. ~Helena~ says:

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

  104. Lisa says:

    Love the spots of color in the binding!

  105. It’s gorgeous!

  106. Mary Jo says:

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

  107. Katie says:

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

  108. Sara says:

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

  109. Delia says:

    Ooh, that is so cute!

  110. Tong says:

    This is gorgeous, looks like so much work!

  111. Chris says:

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

  112. Ramona says:

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

  113. upstatelisa says:

    I love quilts with houses! Very cute!

  114. Barb B says:

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

  115. PeachRainbow says:


  116. Nanna says:

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

  117. Sarah Craig says:

    What a great quilt! Love it!

  118. Sara A says:

    What a really great idea for a quilt!

  119. Jenny says:

    what a great quilt!

  120. Leah says:

    love love love!!!

  121. KarenB says:

    I love the clean fresh feel of the design.

  122. Lexi Lucas says:


  123. Mary says:

    Hhat a neat quilt. Kinda whimsical!

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