I have finished six more quilts this year. Hopefully I will be posting them in the next week or so. Since the holidays are nearly over, I thought I'd start with Peppermint Village.
For years, I have collected peppermint fabric with the goal of someday using as much as possible in a Christmas quilt. Also, years ago, I purchased a pattern called My Kinda Town by Peggy Larsen, and 2023 was the year when the two came together. As I completed each block and posted them on Instagram, I also wrote a little story, which I will share here.
This pattern was a foundation paper pieced pattern. I think the designer assumed that anyone making this would have some previous experience. I have done a lot of foundation paper piecing, which came in handy as there were times when the pattern could certainly have used some more instructions or illustrations. But all in all, it's a super cute pattern and looks so cute with all the peppermint fabric.
The Van Winkle House.
For the longest time I've wanted to live in Peppermint Village, so when the old Van Winkle House came on the market, I grabbed it. Of course, repairs needed to be made. The first story gingerbread was crumbling and the striped trim needed to be repainted. But now it's nice and cozy, with garlands in the windows and a tree upstairs.