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.