Monday, September 21, 2009

There's a Housing Boom

In this economy?!

Yep, it seems to be happening--at least in my quilting bee groups...


In Sew Connected 2, our September blocks are for John who is planning, what I think is going to be, a fabulous Neighborhood Quilt. He has requested 12.5 inch blocks using the Kona Cotton "Ash" that he sent. From our own fabric scraps, we are to make little houses and trees, etc. measuring 3.5 to 5.5 inches.


When the blocks are sewn together, the quilt will be a vast background of pale gray dotted with cute buildings and trees. I can't wait to see it!


Terrie requested houses this month too in Stash Busting Bee International. Houses of a different color, so to speak--Wonky Halloween houses...


And while I had my Halloween fabric stash out and spread all over the craft room, I started putting together several different 6.5 inch blocks until I had fifteen of them.


My plan is for a table runner and now that the blocks are sewn together, all I have to do is quilt it and bind it and hopefully have it ready for October duty!

Marilyn

5 comments:

Lurline said...

Great Post - love that table runner!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Tracy Suzanne said...

Ohh' don't you just love Halloween. What a perfect tablerunner.

I just wanted to say thank you for the cute tag you provided in the "Spooky Halloween Tag Swap". I just recieved mine in the mail today and loved it. Broomstick Bertha is just too cute. It reminds me of my best friend and how we used to kid each other with the Bertha name. The pumpkins and all the other trims were so adorable and I really like the way you layered the papers. Thanks again. I hope we meet up in another future swap.
Tracy

P.S. Please take a peek at my 1st blog giveaway @ http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com

Debi said...

Love the table runner... I'm not a big fan of Halloween but I love that runner!

marilyn said...

Marilyn,
I just discovered your blog and I love, love, love it! I spent about an hour or so yesterday ready most of your older posts. Thanks for sharing your creative life with us. Your work is incredibly beautiful.
Warm regards,
Marilyn

cindy said...

I like the wonky houses! :D And yep, if you come over here, I'll give ya some chocolate! :D

-c
yapping cat