Monday, August 6, 2012

Improv wonky house bee blocks

This month was the second in our new Modern Irish Bee, and last week a little bundle of colourful, fun fabric arrived from Agnes. She asked us to make wonky house blocks in any style, any size and using whatever method we wanted.

I decided to make some improv blocks. First up was this summery feeling little house.  The swirly fabric I used for the house made me think of a gingerbread house for some reason, and I pulled out some scraps from my basket to add the little tree and the girl in the window. I still have a bear cut out to applique but didn't really feel it was working in the block so never applied it. I love the wonky, crooked little house and there is room for Agnes to add little details on the doors and windows when she is quilting, if she wants to.



Then I turned to the second block. There was a big strip of deep navy fabric in the pack, so I knew my 2nd block was going to be a nighttime block. This one is pretty simple, but I like the owl and hedgehogs, and the yellow windowpanes - it's a little cozy house in the moonlight :-)



I had lots of fun making these and I hope Agnes likes them! There are a host of lovely wonky houses popping up in the group pool, and I think she is going to have a fab quilt! 

I was also queen bee for July....and I have almost all the blocks back, just waiting for some where people are away on holidays. I can't wait to show you the gorgeousness that has been dropping in through my letter box in the last few weeks!

12 comments:

Cherie said...

They are such fun blocks! I like the way you themed them =D

Flying Blind... said...

Excellent!
I was a bit worried that the first house was on fire!

Judith, Belfast said...

These are brill S! So fun! Jxo

Katy Cameron said...

Fun wee houses! It's my month in Brit Bee this month, and I've already had some fab blocks drop through the door :o)

Eleni said...

Lovely blocks Sarah!! I really love the first one:D
xx
Eleni

Cindy said...

How fun! This is going to be one exciting quilt. I can't wait to dive into my baggies from Agnes :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Agnes is going to have a very happy little neighbourhood of fabric houses!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous blocks!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love the blocks - and how you used the little girl pattern and the owl and integrated them to the blocks.

Karen said...

I love that little girl in the window :) so sweet

Cindy said...

I so wish I had more inspiration making mine. Yours are so clever and interesting!

Lynne said...

Wow! I love both blocks but the owl on the roof won my heart!