Saturday, September 15, 2012

Country Homecoming Block 6

Hey, we're half way finished!  Not bad.   We were going to post our progress earlier this week, but I got a new laptop (joined the 21st Century) and The Geek Squad had the new one in addition to the old one at the shop transferring all the data.   I really felt lost without a computer for 5 days.  Whew!  So glad to be back in touch.

I won't be showing Anna's block because she's trotting all over Europe on a quilt trip.  So far her blog makes it sound more like they are on a wine tasting trip... (Do I sound bitter?)  Anyway, hopefully she'll have blocks to share with us next month.

This is Sandy's (no blog).  I really like all the arches over the windows.

Here's mine.   If you read last month's post, you might remember that I was feeling that my windows were quite dark.   I'm making a concerted effort to lighten up the rooms.  

Here are all 6 together.    I just got fabric for the sashing and borders and was going to start sewing the rows together, but after looking at all the blocks together, I'm thinking I might wait until all 12 are finished to be sure I like the arrangement.  

Right after we started this quilt-a-long, I got a comment from Jeanette letting me know that we were going to have fun doing this quilt.  She had made it and just loved it.   I asked her to send me a picture and she sent this one a few weeks ago.  

Isn't it gorgeous?   Looks like it belongs in a magazine.    I have to say that seeing her picture inspired me to keep plugging along.    Thanks Jeanette!

Now head on over to see what the others in the group have constructed.

Paulette, Sandy R, Patti, Jocelyn, Carrie, and Deb.

Hugs, Anne


antique quilter said...

oh I am loving these house blocks, beautiful
great assortment of plaids you have!
don't worry about the dark windows I love them!
you will have a balance...hmmmm perhaps a few cheddar windows?

Darlene D said...

Your blocks look great and that finished quilt is awesome!

Yvette said...

I love the variety of everyone's blocks. What a great project.

Bev said...

Wow! That is an adorable quilt! I agree with Kathie about some cheddar windows. I have some cheddar homespun in my stash if you need some. Just let me know. I found some homespun plaid quilt blocks and am going to put them together. I've had them on the blog for suggestions but the applique border makes a great choice! Love your houses!

Cheery wave from Bev

Marisa said...

Precioso .PAZ Y AMOR

Tina said...

Ooooh! Your blocks are just wonderful! I can't wait to see the finished I'm kicking myself for not jumping in when you started! Great, great job!

Sandy F said...

All of the blocks look great! I LOVE Jeanette's finished quilt. Can't wait for ours to get done.

Jenny said...

Hi Anne, I am new to your blog and just had to leave a comment and let you know how much I love your house blocks!!!! House quilts are some of my favorite and right now I am hand quilting a red and white scrap schoolhouse quilt. It must be the teacher in me that started this in September...grins...anyway love all the little houses, everyone's are just great.

Michelle said...

Love it....wishing I could have found this book so I could have done it with you. Love seeing the progress of everyone's block!

And yes...I could hear the bitterness about Anna and all the wine tasting. hee hee...kidding...she is having a great time and I love her posts and pics.

Wonky Girl said...

My "progress" has been posted late.
Thanks for sharing the finished quilt photo. It is inspiration for sure. I think it's time to start cutting fabrics for the applique on borders. That will take a while and it doesn't hurt to keep up, does it?
Wish I could find the dark plaid fabric used in border, been looking with no luck.

Jocelyn said...

I LOVE your house Anne! Your neighborhood is looking so good. And Jeanette's quilt is gorgeous!

paulette said...

Looking good, Anne!! WOW!! After seeing Jeanette's quilt I am in for the long haul!! LOVE her quilt!! Can't wait to finish mine! Thanks for organizing everyone!

Loves to Quilt said...

Great looking houses! I still have some catching up to do!

Lori said...

What great blocks!! I love seeing everyone's "neighborhood".

Nancy in MT said...

Love the scrappy look of your houses, Anne and the finished quilt is perfect with the appliqued border.