Just as I finished up the 6th house block and feeling proud I had met my goal to have 6 ready for today's mail it hit me...it is a holiday...no mail service! Oh well, they are ready for tomorrow...the little half-square triangles across the bottom are made from trimming the roof pieces.
These are going to V over at Bumblebeans. She is collecting them to make quilts to support homeless in NYC. She amazes me with all her energy.On the homefront - the first block for the 2010/11 annual Donation Quilt my local guild does each year to support Camp Rainbow is in...doesn't it look great. We are using a pattern from Blackbird Designs "Simply Vintage" (with their consent of course.) Generally we have found applique quilts raise more money than pieced ones...I know I am getting excited about this quilt. Other advantages to applique blocks: much easier to square up to consistant sizes (amazing how difficult it is when you get 25 pieced blocks ranging from 11-3/4 inches to 12-1/2 inches) and if members of the guild donate bits and pieces of fabric it cost a lot less to make so more goes to the charity. Some of the fabrics in this quilt are "leftovers" from a quilt the guild made 4 years ago...no waste with these quilters!