Saturday, February 19, 2011

House Blocks

First, sorry about the shodding instruction sheet for the mystery blocks. It just wasnt coming together well that day.
The links to the tutorials are quite excellent however. I made two blocks, the above one uses the Fredas Hive tutorial. I quite like this block. I added the outer borders to bring the block to the size I chose, 12.5.

And in Modern Quilting tradition I riffed on the theme, houses. I found this terrific tutorial on flickr. Search mushroom house tutorial. She has a few others that I would like to try. And they are free.
Now on to the tree block.
I am also going to finish the other blocks for the year so I can have it ready on time to share with you.
How are you doing on your blocks.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mystery Block #2

Block 2 of the Mystery Quilt is a tree.

This tutorial is a good starting point, Little Forest Tree

Other great sources of inspiration
Tree Quilt
Whimsical Tree

Adjust your block to meet the size you have chosen.
Bring your finished block to the next meeting and show it off. At our next meeting we will also be announcing the next block.

Mystery Quilt Block 1

As announced at our last Guild meeting the first block for our 2011 mystery quilt is a house.
Here is a link to a simple house block. You can embellish it as you like. Go for it.

Freda's Hive Cottage Block Tutorial

You can make the final size of your block as you wish. It would be helpful if all the coming blocks are the same size. 8.5 or 12.5 are a good size. Most people at the meeting said they are making an 8.5 block.
You can use the cottage house block as a starting point or you can use your own house block. A treehouse, salt box house, barn, chapel...its up to you. The overall theme of the other blocks is Nature, if that helps.
Need some inspiration? Go to Flickr and type in house quilt block, or whatever else you are looking for.
Dont forget to bring your blcok to the next meeting to show everyone.