Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Houses are blocked

Can we say 'y a y'!  My school houses or houses are now blocks and I'm so glad that they are done .... and they look awesome!!!!!  These photos just don't do the colours and the blocks any justice at all.

Now, I'm in the process of sewing on sashings (see bottom 2 rows).  Wanting something subtle, the sky fabric was chosen and I do think it will work nicely.
Once the sashings are done, then the outer borders can get put on.

I have been getting requests where this pattern can be purchased.  You can't .... you have to make your own.  There is a tutorial on how to draft your own house block by going here.

Yep, I'm doing the happy dance!!!!

I'm trying my best to stay away from starting new projects.   My stack of UFO boxes is slowly starting to dwindle and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (mind you, it is only a flicker).  There is way too much temptation out there in blogland and I have to keep reminding myself to say 'no' and be content to just work on my UFO's ..... for now.  :o)

Have a great day!

18 comments:

julieQ said...

How truly beautiful your houses are!!! Love, love, love this quilt!

Debra Anger said...

Doesn't help when friends send you links to new BOM that are free!!
This looks absolutely fabulous!!
Love your blocks and you are right I am sure that your fabrics are awesome which we will see soon!

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, that was super fast! Love it!

Manuela said...

The Schoolhouse blocks are so wonderful.

Greetings, Manuela

Grit said...

Oh what beautiful houses. They are so lovely with this little pattern inside.
Greetings from Germany, Grit

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh My!! Love this quilt!!

Great blog too!!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous - love this one! Great colour scheme, too.

QuiltSue said...

That's an awesome quilt.

Sandra White said...

Rose Marie, What a great idea. ... showcasing individual blocks as part of a house block. Beautiful quilt.

Donna~~ said...

Your houses are fantastic! Thanks so much for the tutorial--don't know when I will make some, but I appreciate knowing how for when the mood strikes! Hope you don't mind that I pinned it to Pinterest? I'm looking forward to seeing the houses all finished! :)

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Just discovered your blog & I love your work. Your houses quilt is a knockout!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Did you see where Sentimental Stitches is offering a very similiar pattern as a free BOM this year? The website is:
http://sentimentalstitches.net/

Teresa said...

Makes a wonderful neighborhood! Congratulations on getting the houses done

Karen said...

Well done! Everyone likes a house quilt but yours is special because of the thought put into design and color choice. The variety of blocks within the house is so very intresting.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Love the houses done in blue and each of the little blocks to make them unique!

Sharon said...

This is fabulous. I admire the perseverance it takes for making a piece like this, well done. fyi The ladies from JT2 are doing house blocks for 2013 like this, free pattern downloads.

Gisele said...

You certainly can say yay Rosemarie! The houses are stunning :)

Guðrún Á. Rögnvaldsdóttir said...

The houses are fabulous.