On Sunday, I dug through my scrap bins and pulled out a few scraps to use in the February block of the Quilt Doodle BOM, Cozy Cabin, as well as a little fabric from my stash. I actually made the cabin section of the block twice, before I was reasonably satisfied with the way this block looked.
The designer's pattern has the cabin made up of scrappy brown squares, but I couldn't settle on any particular combination of fabrics, so my first attempt used a single fabric, a brown with cream polka dot. It looked kind of plain and I felt the roof would look better with a little overhang, so when I re-made the body of the cabin, I brought the sides in an inch on the right and the left. I appliqued the door and window rather than piecing them in, and I added a few details, like the window shutters. I kind of think the original scrappy pieced block design of the cabin made it look a little less plain, but I didn't want to make a third cabin, so I'll leave it as it is for now. I might tinker with this one a little more as time goes by, but I'll wait to see what the designer has in store for us with the next blocks first. You may remember that our January "block" was a row of snowman heads. I think this will grow into a really cute quilt by the time we finish!