Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Housebuilding

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!

12 comments:

beth said...

love the houses and your applique! That's interesting about the money raised being more with applique...never thought of that! and it WOULD be easier to square up!

Diane said...

love the blocks--and oh my gosh, I checked my mailbox twice today! DUH!!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Sio! Love the houses!!! thank so much! how cute they will be!! I spent quite a time with this org. and I am very moved at the hard work they do. Close to my heart, and my HOME!
The applique block is very nice! Ncie job!

Michelle said...

I love the House Block...so cute!

And the applique block is gorgeous and would be so much fun to make!

Clare said...

Great houses and I love your appliqué

sewprimitive karen said...

An applique raffle quilt is a really good idea.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Those houses went together speedy quick. And the applique quilt will be awesome.

AnnieO said...

House blocks are so cheerful--good job. The applique block is a beauty!

*karendianne. said...

Houses are extremely cool. Sio, check out that applique block. Amazing. I want to be like you when I grow up. We agreed on that already. Congrats on the Scottie win by the way last night. Interesting to read how the applique quilts raise more funds for the Cause you're supporting. That section of the post was interesting. Tnx for sharing. *karendianne. who is learning already and it's not even quite 8am. I might be done now.

sewkalico said...

Love that applique block! And the houses are fun!

Micki said...

The house blocks are wonderful!
Micki

jovaliquilts said...

Your house blocks are just great! And such a good cause, too.