Friday, February 26, 2010

House party!

The theme Kris chose for her Snip.Sew.Send. blocks this month is tiny houses. She requested 12.5" blocks with small houses (2"-4") centered in them. She sent the background fabric and requested we use our own scraps/stash for the rest.

Going in, I was a little worried because this kind of block is just so not my style (or so I thought) and rather out of my comfort zone. I knew I wanted to make some trees (because every neighborhood could use trees!). But then I was stuck. Fortunately, the deadline loomed ever closer helping me to get off my duff and just do it.

neighborhood blocks for Kris
These were so much fun to do!!! I actually ended up making 3 blocks (well, nearly 3... I ran out of background to frame out the tree blocks-- hopefully Kris won't mind finishing them up). I'm sorely tempted to keep the little house, I'm so happy with how it worked out.

Here's a close-up of one of the trees:

kitty tree
I think the little kitty may have spied a birdie up there!

Based on the blocks I've seen so far, this is going to be a really fun quilt. I can't wait to see how they all come together.

I hope you enjoy your blocks, Kris!


  1. Nothing to be worried about. You did good! Love the kitty under the tree. Look out little birdie!

  2. they are so cute! I love the cat looking up at the tree :)

  3. SO cute! Kris will love these! The little house with the chimney is adorable and the tree with the cat - too cute!

  4. I LOVE the virtual quilting bee! How fun! You gals are all very talented, and I bet it's exciting to see what's in your mailboxes each time :-)

  5. Thank you so much! These are great to to come back from vacation to!! I can't wait for them to arrive!

  6. Just read the last 4 posts. I think your are working pretty fast.
    Love that little tree and how cute to put the cat in the block.