I was contacted today by the admin for a Flickr group that is a master group for all of the quilting bees in the works. She’s trying to keep a master list and a large pool of blocks that people can use as reference and inspiration. You should check it out and add your blocks to the pool! There is some great stuff out there!
I am really angry at Anna for requesting these. Although she did warn us that the house blocks are addicting, she has really started an obsession on my end. As soon as I started the first block I wanted to make more. Addictive doesn’t even begin to describe how fun these blocks are.
Living in the warm, beach area of the south I decided to make a pink house taking inspiration from 1950s Miami. Jeffery T. (my cat) is peeking out the window. I appliqued him on the window sill so that the edges frayed a little for his fur.
I had some fabric left over so I made a dog house. Again, I appliqued on one of our dogs Black-Eye Pea. She can’t fit inside the dog house because the door is tiny, but that’s OK, she wouldn’t go in there anyway. She would rather be outside chasing squirrels.
Honestly, Anna, thank you so much for asking for these blocks. I really liked the inspiration quilt when I saw it. Unfortunetly I pushed it to the side because I thought they would be too time consuming. Now I know that the fun and enjoyment of making them will really pull me through the many blocks to make for a nice sized quilt. And, boy, could it use up a good chunk of scraps. =]