Saturday, December 25, 2010

January Block Instructions

Hello everyone! Happy Winter and Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has had some relaxing and enjoyable holidays.

Looking forward, I'm next on the list - January is finally here!

I would love some house blocks. I don't have a preference on style - traditional or wonky is fine with me. You can get as creative as you'd like - plain houses, trees, flowers, even other buildings (churches, schools, etc.) are fine with me! You can search "wonky house quilt" on flickr and find lots and lots of inspiration. Obviously I would like the focus to be the vintage sheets, but if you need or want to include other fabrics (solids perhaps?), that's fine with me. I *love* polka dots, so I'd be thrilled to see some dots added. I also *love* trees, so if you feel your house needs some landscaping, that would be a wonderful treat, too!

Here are some links to basic tutorials to get you started (although I'm up for any styles of houses, so don't feel locked in by these):

This one has a tutorial for a house and a very cool tree (if you feel inspired):

I'd like the blocks to be 12.5" square (so they'll end up 12" finished).

Thank you all so much - I can't wait to see what you come up with!

1 comment:

  1. Fun! Amazingly, I haven't done one of these yet.

    Do you have a preference for a specific color/fabric for the background?