November 18, 2016

House Blocks for do.good.stitches

As a member of the Believe circle of do.good.stitches (an online charity bee), I make a few blocks each month and send them off to the designated quilter for that month.  This month, we were asked to make house blocks, using any design we wish.

I drafted a block based very roughly on our own home, and pieced it using freezing paper and "paperless" paper piecing methods.  I included a tree as well, but left that portion unattached to the house, to give our quilter some flexibility in placement.

I wanted to make a second block, and tossed about ideas of using mostly Tim Holtz fabric, but with a fussy-cut hot air balloon in the sky.  The fabrics didn't want to play together well, though, so I made two additional blocks -- one making use of Tim Holtz fabric, and another using the hot air balloon fabric.  I pieced both of these improvisationally

Here is the block using Tim Holtz fabric.  It looks more like a barn, which I suppose is not a bad thing.

And here is the block using hot air balloons:

I added some "landscaping," although I'm not sure how well it works.

I'm looking forward to seeing blocks from our other bee members, and the final quilt.

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