Here are the cottage and pine tree blocks all laid out together.
Now I'm trying to decide if I want to do this with or without sashing. Here it is without sashing above. Or maybe they need some cream sashing with small brown cornerstones. Or keep it all cream so it all floats. I think I need to keep this on the design wall for awhile and let it percolate. Suggestions from my readers would be great. The cottage block idea came from a reader comment on a post about the pine tree blocks a couple of months ago. I think it was Nancy at Wyoming Breezes who suggested tucking a cabin into the woods. So clever!
12 of the pine tree blocks are the ones that I won on our bus trip to the Black Hills this fall. Those have signatures of the ladies that made them. One even has a star on top to look like a Christmas tree and that one will need to be close to the cottage. Two blocks are identical and from the same lady. I'm also considering making another tree and using one of the duplicates as my label on the back of the quilt.
Too many different options to consider. But that is half the fun isn't it? I'm linking up with Judy's Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.