Friday, February 26, 2010

House party!

I really loved the idea for Kris's Snip.Sew.Send. blocks this month. All of the examples she put together in her flickr gallery are so fun. But I was a little worried because this kind of block is just so not my style (or so I thought) and rather out of my comfort zone.

I knew I wanted to make some trees (because every neighborhood could use trees!). But then I was stuck. Fortunately, the deadline loomed ever closer helping me to get off my duff and just do it.

neighborhood blocks for Kris
These were so much fun to do!!! I actually ended up making 3 blocks (well, nearly 3... I ran out of background to frame out the tree blocks-- hopefully Kris won't mind finishing them up). I'm sorely tempted to keep the little house, I'm so happy with how it worked out.

Here's a close-up of one of the trees:

kitty tree
I think the little kitty may have spied a birdie up there!

Based on the blocks I've seen so far, this is going to be a really fun quilt. I can't wait to see how they all come together.

I hope you enjoy your blocks, Kris!


Hermione J. Schwartz said...

For not being in your comfort zone you sure did slip into the zone. LOVE the kitty watching the birds in the tree. Really great job.

Lula Dahl said...

LOVE the kitty! Great job!

Kris said...

I love it! The house is super cute and I love the trees! Thank you so much!!