There was an old woman…

Amy Friendcocorico bee, Craftsy, etsy, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics, paper piecing, sew me a song20 Comments

Oh, I had so much fun with this block!!  This is my last paper pieced block for the Cocorico Bee this year.  It’s made for Erin who is expecting a baby. She asked for nursery rhyme themed blocks. My block is “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.”  
I know that Erin’s favorite color is aqua so I made the boot and roof aqua.  The boot as well as the red shutters and trim are made from Riley Blake shaded cottons. The colors are actually called teal and fire engine red. Sew Me A Song is now stocking these textured cottons and I can see myself using them a lot. You can find them here.  Just like shot cottons and Moda Grunge and cross hatch prints, they are solids with a little extra interest and I like that. 

The background print is from The Simple Life, as well as the fussy cut girl in the window.  They are so perfectly sweet and just right for this block!  I got them from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.  I chose the blonde headed girl with ponytails because she reminds me of myself as a child, and of my youngest daughter as she is right now!
I’ve put this pattern in my Etsy shop and in my Craftsy pattern shop.