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A Season in Blue Quilt Along - "Winter Village" Month 1

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

Welcome to "A Season in Blue" Quilt Along -

I cannot wait to get started sewing with you!


Each month we are making individual blocks from a selection of quilts

found in our "A Season in Blue" book.

This will give you a chance to try some of the beautiful patterns

and grow as a quilter, as we create a Block Sampler.


For more information about this event, click here.

Our first months blocks will be two cute homes from our “Winter Village” quilt on page 65 of our "A Season in Blue" Book.

House 1 and 20.


Please note: Fabrics in step-by-step photos and videos may vary from my blocks.

These will be provided to demonstrate the technique, and how to make your blocks through the

step-by-step photos and videos.


I will share with you the fabrics I will be using for each block, and I would encourage you to get creative this year and choose fabrics that you love.


HOUSE 1

Here is a color inspiration for this adorable block.


We begin by cutting House 1. Follow the directions on page 66 of the

"A Season in Blue" book and lay out all your pieces for your first house.


Don't forget to visit our YouTube channel. Last year we did a Winter Village Quilt Along and learned how to make all of the blocks. If you have missed it, click here to watch and get helpful tips for House 1.



Start by sewing 2 light rectangles with 1 blue rectangle to create a chimney square.

This unit should be 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ unfinished.


Position your chimney square horizontal with your roof rectangle right sides together.

Mark diagonal line. Stitch following this line.

Trim and press, pushing seam allowance towards dark.


Next, position light, background square, light sides together, with roof unit.

Draw a diagonal line. Sew along the line. Trim to the right a 1/4″ away from it.


Press open, this time pushing seam allowance towards the light.

Your roof unit should be 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ unfinished size.


Next, we will assemble our house by sewing top and bottom blue rectangles to the light window square.

Pin and sew side rectangles to complete the house.

Edyta’s Tip: Be aware of your fabric pattern! Start first by laying out your fabric pieces and pay attention to the direction of your print.


Push seam allowance towards dark fabric.


Sew all units together; house and roof.


Congratulations! You have just built your first house!

Can't wait to see your color option.


For our second house, we selected House 20.


Here is a color inspiration for this block.


Cut your pieces for House 20.

Follow the directions on page 78 of the Winter Village Pattern and lay out all your pieces for House 20.


Don't forget to visit our YouTube channel. Last year we did a Winter Village Quilt Along and learned how to make all of the blocks. If you have missed it, click here to watch and get helpful tips for House 20.



For your wall units, sew the top, middle, and bottom blue rectangles to the light window squares.

Next sew the blue rectangle to the light door. Pin and sew longer blue rectangles

in between each section, then sew all together and press.


For the roof unit, lay your light sky squares right sides together on top of your blue roof triangle.

Use your fabric pencil and ruler to draw a diagonal line on both of the light sky squares.

Sew on the line, then trim 1/4″ away from the line. Next, press your Flying Geese unit open.


For the chimney, sew a light rectangle to each side of a blue square and press.


For the chimney, sew a light rectangle to each side of a blue square and press.


Complete your house by sewing all units together row by row.

Pin, sew and press to finish.


Congratulations! You have just built your second house and completed this months blocks!

Can't wait to see your color options.



I'm using some of the Blue Escape fabrics - They are SEW dreamy!



For anyone using the Strawberries and Cream, your blocks are SEW yummy!


Happy Quilting - Until next month.


Don't forget to share your pictures with us on Instagram!


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Mar 29, 2023

Just getting started and assembled my first house this morning "by accident." I had been fantasizing about doing this in green, and lo and behold, there's a brand new line released in green! 😁 My fabric came yesterday, and I was intending to finish my current project before I started on this one. However, I figured there was no harm in opening my FQ packs. Then I figured there wasn't any real harm in picking out which ones I would use for my first house. Then I thought there was not really any harm in looking at the pattern in the book. Then… well… it probably would only take a few minutes to cut out so few pieces… 🤣 I…

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Feb 03, 2023

I’m so excited to start this project, but I’m having a hard time deciding which color to use!!❤️I love them both! So I order more of each color fabrics & best decide soon before I fall way behind !

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Guest
Feb 01, 2023

Do we need to have a background fabric? Do we need sashing fabric? I have read or heard if we should have some.

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Jan 27, 2023

I can't remember which video I was watching but Edyta said there were directions for changing sizes of the houses if anyone wanted to make a smaller Winter Village quilt. Where can I find that information? I have the Seasons in Blue book but I didn't see anything there. Thanks for the info.

I finished House #1 and House #20 today, and I'm ready for February! :) Thanks Edyta for a fun QAL and wonderful book!

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Feb 02, 2023
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At the end of each winter village video she gives you the “recipe” for each mini house

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Guest
Jan 24, 2023

Loving month one! Can you please tell us in the QAL instructions what the size of the each unfinished block should be so when we assemble the top, we are not shy? You have this in the book but we are not using fewer pieces.

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