Below is our starting point. A blue sky and pieces of fabric cut according to instructions and arranged on a batting background.
Next we started to build our village by adding a roof here and there. Windows and doors were added to some of the houses. I also added a palm tree at this point.
Below is how my village looked at the end of two days of classes. I still need to do more free motion quilting and add embellishments before applying a binding.
The colors are a little muted because we added a layer of tulle over the entire village before beginning to quilt. My inspiration came from a photo on Tammy's blog http://tsdailytreasures.blogspot.com/. She had the photo on her blog late last year. It was a shopping mall in Dubai that resembled a souk. I asked her permission to use the photo as an inspiration. The color palette came from a photo I found of a bead vendor in a souk. Last I also used a photo of a palace in Dubai. I tried to use the shaped of arches, doors, and windows that resembled those found in my inspiration photos. This was a great class. I will be teaching the Grand Daughters to make a village on their spring break in March.