Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Construction Zone

Although our housing industry is in a slump, there still seems to be a lot of building going on in blogland.  
Here are my first few houses for Jeanneke's Building Houses from Scrap. 
You can find the link on my sidebar.
 Beware though!  They are addicting.
I thought I would be lucky to make perhaps just one block a week; but once I got started, it is all I want to do.  I have decided to paper piece mine (the pattern is available on her website.)
I just love choosing the fabrics for each house and fussy cutting out what I want in the windows.
They will be such fun to use in small quilts to give as Christmas presents next year.

Unfortunately, my machine is about to go into storage.
Having a big party here (baby shower) soon, and I need to focus my attention there.
With that said, I apologize for not posting the border instructions for the 1880 Sampler Quilt.
I promise it will be my priority in the first week of February. 
 Just keep working on those HST units until then. 


32 comments:

Sue said...

Love them! I haven't started mine yet and I don't know why. They shouldn't take long and I'm quite a bit behind. I think I'm going to do one a week over one a day.

Love your new header!

Barbara B said...

These are great!! What size are they? Bet it's FUN to pick fabrics for each one!

Betty Lou said...

Your houses are darling. I tried to download the pattern but she had closed the registration and it is no longer available. Wish I could have joined in.

Sue said...

These houses are just adorable ! Looking forward to watching your progress.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Everyone of your houses are darling! So much fun to make and yes,once you start it is hard to stop!

How exciting and fun you will have with plans of your daughters baby shower!

Carolyn

Lori said...

What sweet houses!!!

moonbear_designs said...

Love all the colors you have painted your houses! They are so cute and look like fun, hummm may reconsider but then I do have sampler blocks to catch up on. No hurry with the borders ;0)
Have fun with the baby shower!

taylorsoutback said...

Love your growing neighborhood!! I also put thr same puppy in the window of one of my houses. The conversational prints will be fun to play with.

Rosie said...

"Construction Zone" I love it!

Denise said...

Wonderful houses, You will have a wonderful city at the end!

Jill said...

Yes, these little houses have been popping up everywhere. Yours are so cute!

Renate said...

Your houses are so beautiful. It is really fun to make them.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Pretty houses. I agree you can't just make one...I've made four so far.

Maureen said...

These houses are so cute! Hope the shower goes well.

Meredith said...

You are a great builder

Heather said...

OK - seriously the cutest little houses ever! Great job and I love your fabric choices!

Kathie said...

cute blocks!!!! I am resisted so far but love your fabric choices, I am tempted again!
Kathie

Elyte said...

Your houses are very cute. I like looking in the windows.

Aunt 'Reen said...

These blocks are just darling!
I especially love seeing what's peeking thru those wonderful windows!

Merilyn said...

Oh my! Your little house blocks are looking so very cute!!!! Well done!!!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

All of your little house blocks look very inviting! Of course, I love all those repro prints you used in them. Recognize several from my stash! I can see why these would be addictive.

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh these are so cute! Love each and every one. I need to get started I carry my bag back and forth to work and then never make them on break. Of course I already said I would today, so maybe today I really will.

Atelier Ullizee said...

You are onther construction to, lovely houses you have already made!

Taryn said...

I love the fabrics in your little houses. I signed up and need to find my copy of the pattern! Now I have a few days to sew it is time to get busy. I am thinking I might try hand piecing. I didn't get the paper piece version so that's forcing me to do these slowly.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Cheryl. I can see why everybody likes the house blocks. Yours are lovely, and the window allows for a bit of whimsy. I like your combinations of fabrics.
best, nadia

Cathy said...

I love your little houses. I really need to make some of these. Hugs

Michele said...

These are some great houses! So cute!

libbyquilter said...

CUTE little houses~!!~ i bet they are really fun to put together. i think that's one of the reasons i avoided seeking this project out . . . i wouldn't be able to resist them.
. . . little fabric housing developments popping up all over the net~! it seems like i remember them being about 3 inches?

:-)
libbyQ

Carol said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for letting us know about this great little project! Now I have found a way to use some of my special scraps! The little houses are really quite addictive. Best wishes to you!
Cheers from Carol

Sharon said...

Little houses such a great idea. What a great idea for a baby quilt, as well.

Sharon said...

Little houses such a great idea. What a great idea for a baby quilt, as well.

Sharon said...

Little houses how special. I am going to try to use this idea in my baby quilts, as well.