A few years ago I decided to make some quilts that were long and narrow since I have some wall space that can only accommodate narrower quilts. The first of these quilts is my Lamb Cottage quilt. I based the design on a combination of photos that my husband and I took while in England. The lamb was from North Yorkshire, the cottage from southern England.
I decided that I wanted to have a unifying border with these quilts so that they could be hung together. I designed this paper pieced lattice border which uses leafy fabric and wood grain fabric and gives the appearance of the leafy fabric behind the wood.
For the main part of the quilt, the sky fabric had a print of the distant trees so that didn't have to be pieced. For the chimneys I used a brick print, and the flowers in the flower beds were fussy cut from a floral fabric. The hedge was from two shades of the same green print. For the grass, I cut sections from a grass fabric and pieced them together so it would look like the natural ridges seen in grass. The lamb is pieced from a range of taupe shades.
There is a pattern for this quilt available on my website at susantaylorpropst.com.