Wednesday, June 6, 2012

House block

This is the single red-and-white house block I have managed to get finished for the June drawing of block lotto. I love this block! I love this block so much that I plan to make 8 more of these, and then perhaps use this pattern for a group baby quilt I need to organize. I am thinking about suggesting that the quilting friends of the mom-to-be make the block using white for the background and then 3 shades of a single baby-friendly pastel. So far she doesn't know the sex of the baby, but I bet she'll find out and so I'm holding off on starting the quilt. Also, the baby is not due until the early fall, so I've got time.
One fun aspect of using this block for a baby quilt is that I could throw in an "eye spy" option, and suggest that quilters could add a fussy-cut baby-friendly image in the window or doorway, just to add some fun. Let me know what you think,


  1. About twenty years ago, my four daughters and I made a baby quilt for a friend of those daughters. We each made a different color house and decorated it individually,(mine had a clothesline with quilts hanging, one daughter had embroirdered flowers and another had cats in the windows. I think there was a fish pond on one and a motor bike. The baby was a boy and he has just finished his first year of college).
    Your idea should be fun.

  2. Beautiful your red house...
    Hi Sara

  3. Hi Ginny, love the red house. You could put farm animals in the doorways, or different dogs. Love the idea for a baby. Susie

  4. I like your idea so much that it makes me want to make a block for the quilt. (Anonymous Adelaide)