Posts Tagged ‘house blocks’

The Snarky Woman’s Guide to Home and Travel

February 7, 2018

The Progressive Party often has a little rejuvenation session between rounds. I call it our One Month Wonder routine, as we take a month to make one block for each member of the group. We pick a theme and hope for the best. Those hopes are well-founded, as this last collection shows. I plan to combine them into a quilt called The Snarky Woman’s Guide to Home and Travel.

Homes, modes of transport, and sassy ladies all in a row

You may recognize the spaceship blocks from an earlier post (Quilt Dreams). I made extras, so I’ll have two in my quilt. This one has bling.

While I’m not really keen on tootling around the country in an RV or trailer, if I would do such a thing this is the trailer I would use.

I love this block because the house reminds me of Joseph Eichler’s classic California houses. If I could manage to keep a clutter-free lifestyle, I wouldn’t mind living in one of these homes. In truth, I belong in one of those fussy Victorians that everyone expects to be stuffed beyond the laws of physics. Perhaps that is why I have been writing a blog about cleaning my sewing room for so many years without actually getting the space tidy.

Luck and wisdom!

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Quilt Dreams

January 17, 2018

In my quilt dreams, all my old projects are finished. The fabric for new projects is washed, ironed, folded, and stored in drawers. There are no scraps. The reality is so very different. If my quilts have dreams, they probably feature me finding the perfect fabric already in my stash to finish them instead of using what sorta kinda maybe fits because I can reach it and there’s enough of it. Dream on, quilts, dream on.

Although I do smoosh things together that I probably shouldn’t, sometimes the results are interesting. Here is another collection of house blocks I made with two orphans and a scrap of a novelty fabric.

Three houses for jungle critters

I’ve found some fabric in my stash that holds a promise of turning these blocks into a cool baby quilt. That is a project for another week. I am currently working on creating transportation-themed blocks using another novelty fabric.

 

Quilters in space

These are for the Progressive Party. We’re exchanging blocks with either a transportation or a dwelling theme. The novelty fabric will appear in the windows of either the transport or the building.

Snarky quilters in space

I’m not sure what kind of quilt I will make from these blocks, but I’m certain there’s a fabric in my stash that will sorta kinda maybe go with them. If only I can reach it . . .

Luck and wisdom!