Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wonky Houses and Four Patches

Ever since I started blogging and found Victoria's blog where she had people making house blocks, I have wanted a house block quilt.  I just haven't gotten around to putting one together.  So, when I saw this opportunity over at Jane's Fabric and Quilts, I jumped on the chance.  I will be swapping 12.5" wonky house blocks with 11 other quilters.  There is room in another group for more swappers if you are interested.  Above is my first wonky house.  I made another house block earlier to send to Beth at Love, Laugh, Quilt for a chance to win a few more.  She will do the drawing on January 1.

I have been working on these leaders and enders blocks for a while now.  I sewed a few hundred 2" squares into pairs.  Now I have been creating four patches.  I put a few of them up on the design wall just to see what it might look like.  I got these squares in a box at an estate sale a while back.  They were scissor cut and not all perfectly square, but I think this is going to be a fun quilt.
Today is my one year blog anniversary with this blog, and my 200th post on this blog.  All together, I have been blogging for over four years.  I love quilt bloggers the best.  You are the best, most supportive people out there in blogland.  Thank you so much for all your comments and encouragement.  I look forward to another year sharing my quilting life with you all.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


sheila 77 said...

It was nice to see Bella with Dolly. Lucky Bella, lucky Dolly. I agree with you about quilters, they are amazingly supportive and friendly. Great house block with the blue and white daisy fabric.

krisgray said...

Congrats on your milestones! Lovely wip's!

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh, how cute! And Bella looks VERY pleased with her gifts!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Love a good House block! ;-) Looks great! Your squares are super! Congrats on your 200th posts!!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful wonky house with a wonky tree in the yard... and the daisies in the sky!

ANudge said...

That's a cute house. A house quilt would be fun.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Miki. Cool house block (I can see why you covet a house quilt), and I really like your leaders & enders quilt--neat fabrics and colors. Have a happy stitching new year!
best, nadia

Helen said...

Love your houses, and your leaders & enders is just great!

Sandi said...


Your houses are looking great, love the one with the Palm trees, keep on creating!

Wish I knew about the swap and had signed up.