Saturday, January 25, 2014

SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

This week has been all about making my swap blocks. January is nearly over and I still have four blocks yet to make.

Linda, one of the Mid Century Modern gals lost her house to a fire late last year. She asked us for a house block. She really likes  Tallavera and Mexican pottery with it's bright bold colours. I googled Mexican houses and my inspiration came from this one


First came the fabric pull



I played around with an arched door


and then some windows and shutters. It's hard to fit it all in to a 12 inch block


I thought this fabric worked for a pea gravel driveway

After that, I went for a second block with a more traditional look but still the bright colours. The pattern for this is from 'Bee in my Bonnet' and is in Quiltmakers 100 blocks magazine.


A bit of top stitching to do and these will be in the mail shortly  : )



for the Bee Purposeful group we had to make a yellow and grey block and send extra fabrics to be included in the quilt. Done!


I am off to work.
Enjoy your week end

22 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Those houses are just fabulous! I love your colors. The yellow block looks great too.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Some lovely blocks, and great colour combos

Audrey Matlock said...

Great blocks! Nice job :)

quiltmania said...

Have a wonderful day Carla! Love your houses.

Fran said...

Lovely houses! And a gorgeous shot of the inspirational property....

Caroline said...

Squee! I love the little pot sitting on the stoop and the clouds rolling by. . .wonderfully made!

Megan said...

I love that little flower pot by the door! Great colours//textures in those house blocks - very clever.

Gramma Quilter said...

Great job of picking colors for the houses. I am sure she will be thrilled!

Catherine said...

Great blocks!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! I love your House blocks! They are unique and beautiful! x Teje

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous blocks!

Carla said...

Great blocks....especially like your houses...so creative!

Gina said...

Great blocks Carla ! You are in so many bees!

Heather D. said...

Very nicely done, the houses are so cute!

Anne said...

Your houses are lovely. I just got mine done today at our guild open sew. Must say house blocks are not my favorite to make but I do love how they look

Sarah Lizzie said...

Cute, cute, cute house blocks, Carla. Inspired colour choices. I must say that I love the house that was your inspiration for your lovely blocks!!

Donna quilts said...

Great blocks! I love the colours of your house blocks.

Sandy D said...

Great Blocks and Great imagination to work mit all out.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

The house are both lovely. The arched door is particularly clever.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I LOVE your house blocks!! And I have always wanted to do a grey and yellow quilt--on my looooong list...

Lisa said...

The house blocks are wonderful and so unique, which I love!

Andy said...

That wood grain fabric you used on the doors is perfect! Cute blocks :)