Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Autumn House - Block 3

Last week I was able to finish up block 3 of my Autumn House BOM, "Oh Pumpkin Tree, Oh Pumpkin Tree...":

Autumn House block 3
This block got off to a rocky start for me. I had gotten everything prepped and had basted the first piece, the house, to the background. But then I woke up the next morning and found that my poor house had been torn from the background and had a giant hole in it! Eeep! My cat ate my house!!! This was a first. None of the cats has ever cared about my applique before. I'm not sure why this house was so attractive, but it was irreversibly munched. Fortunately, the background survived. I ran to my local quilt shop to see if they happened to carry the house fabric (the BOM is not through them, but I know they carry a number of Moda fabrics, so I was hopeful). They were down to their last fat quarter and I snatched it up. Thank goodness!!!

Lesson learned: hide all works in progress from cats.

Other than that, everything went smoothly. The pumpkin tree had some pruning issues during construction and is a little wonky, but I figure it just gives the house a little bit of character.


  1. Terrific Block! The placement of the flower under the door looks like a sidewalk! (was that planned?)

  2. How funny!!! I guess it just looked like too much fun for your kitty.

    The block looks great!

  3. Well, it turned out really cute! I like the wonky tree. When is a tree ever straight? :)

  4. Sweet! That is really odd about your cats. Glad you were able to save some of the fabric. I love the fabrics on the squirrel.

  5. That is awesome! Just too cute!