Saturday, November 17, 2012

Little Houses Block of the Month Quilt finished!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's been a while since I've posted anything. I've been busy making things for our quilt guild Christmas luncheon, using some of my papercrafts, and spending time with the grandchildren. I wanted to share a quilt with you that I recently completed. I purchased a set of Block of the Month patterns from Bareroots about two years ago. This is a set of little houses, one for each month, showing the house through each season. There are twelve patterns (for the 12 months of the year). The patterns are stitched, mostly using a back stitch, and then put together into this quilt. I like to be working on something in the evening while I am sitting in front of the TV with my husband. That way, I feel like the time is at least productive in some way. :)

I set my mind to make these blocks this year, starting in January. Between all the time watching the Olympics and the debates this year, I was able to finish these up early. I used a jelly roll (2 1/2" wide strips cut the length of the fabric, using a particular fabric line) from Moda as the setting for the blocks and the border around the outside.

 Here is the finished quilt.

Here are close-ups of the individual blocks. Notice the way the tree, the yard, and the house change for each month. And the stitched border around each block reflects the month theme also!











And my favorite (although it was alot of work!) December

Thanks for sticking with me through all these pictures. You just can't do it justice from afar.

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