No. Really. It takes a whole village of quilty-houses to have something this cute.
Home Sweet Home.
I think you know I love house blocks. Every kind of house block - I love them all.
It's this issue..September/October 2014. No. 159.
Lori Holt - Bee in My Bonnet - drew up the blueprint. It's terrific - and it's easier than it might appear. That's because Lori is a genius and the house is built with units you already know how to make. Those little peaks in the roof? Genius. And easier than you'd guess. The block finishes at 12".
The builders in this lovely little subdivision include Lynette Anderson, Kimberly Jolly, Gail Pan, Bonnie Hunter, Elizabeth Dackson - don't call her Betsy, Gudrun Erla, Nancy Mahoney, Helen Stubbings, Debbie Caffrey, Karla Eisenach, Julie Herman and yours truly. (No. 8)
I'm not sure why this is showing so neon-bright but it shouldn't be that way. The fabrics are April Showers... not Acid Rain.
Everybody did a little something to make their house unique - to give it "curb appeal". Helen, Lynette and Gail all did some gorgeous embroidery - amazing. Gudrun, Karla and Julie have cool windows. Lynette has a snowman in the front yard and a moon rising. I have curtains, a portal in the front window and a street number - vintage French laundry tape.
Please make sure you check in with Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures for giveaways, quilting suggestions and other cool house-block-related ideas during August and September. And if you don't already have a copy of this issue, and the pattern for this wonderful block, you can find it here.
There's lots of other neat stuff in there too.
Did I mention that you could win one of the original blocks? You can. Details here.
So thank you to Diane, Carolyn and all the nice folks at Quiltmaker, and to Lori for asking me to be part of the neighborhood.
The next party is at my house - I'll bring the chips.