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When my children were small I painted a basic road layout on a piece of MDF for them. On the other side I painted a pond and some fields for their farm animals. Obviously only one side could be used at a time but it was small and relatively portable.
This wonderful village print fabric “Dominicana” was designed by Vanessa Vargas Wilson (aka crafygemini) for Timeless Treasures.
It reminded me of the fun the kids used to have playing together with their cars and animals and inspired me to make a playmat with lakes and fields, with the houses and shops as destinations – I’m a quilter now!
Surely a mat that doubles as a snuggly childs quilt is twice as good!
The instructions and block designs, including bridges and parking spaces, are printed in Popular Patchwork magazine, February 2017 issue which is in the shops this weekend. They can be mixed and matched and there is a paper foundation for some additional trees.
I also got to interview Victoria Findlay Wolfe for this issue and of course there are some giveaways too!
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