I saw this quilt by Aneela Hoey over 9 months ago. I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind – I just LOVE it!
So – here’s what I am proposing – a House and Tree Quilt–Along!
That’s right – a tutorial for a block with either a house or a tree (or both) in it will be posted on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s during ‘off’ weeks of Project QUILTING. Why am I doing this to myself – I seriously LOVE this quilt and ‘house’ quilts have caught my eye for a long time.
I figure if I do this during the off weeks of Project QUILTING I should get quite a few people to join along.
To make this work I need some volunteers to design quilt blocks and make up tutorials for them. If you have a blog – you can post your tutorial right on your own blog. Once your post is up, I’ll link the block from my website to yours and include a mini bio about you, the designer. If you don’t have your own blog, just send me a word file with the instructions and photo’s and I’ll post it on my blog with links to you and of course a mini bio about you, the designer.
I talked to Aneela Hooey about my idea since her quilt was my inspiration. She thought it was a great idea but has too many obligations this year to participate. BUT she did give me a link to a house and tree tutorial on her blog so you can always start with those and work your own design off there.
The block you design should be 12.5” x 12.5” (so it’s a finished 12” square).
It has to have a house, a tree, or both incorporated somehow into the block but feel free to add other elements as well (see above inspiration quilt).
Here’s the schedule
Block 1: January 17th – Kim Lapacek – LIVE – My Home
Block 2: Januray 19th – Diane Lapacek – LIVE – Lapacek’s Orchard
Block 3: January 24th – PamelaQuilts – LIVE – House by the Bay
Block 4: January 26th – Quilts By Barb – LIVE – My Tilted House
Block 5: January 31st – TerryAskeArtQuilts – LIVE – Two Trees
Block 6: February 2nd – Quilties – LIVE – Tree of Life
Block 7: February 14th – Quilt Jane – LIVE – Under the Moreton Bay Fig
Block 8: February 16th – Kim Lapacek – LIVE – A Wonky Modern House
Block 9: February 28th – CraftyMamaD – LIVE – Scrappy Trees
Block 10: March 1st – Michelle Foster from QuiltingGallery – LIVE – A Home for the Birds
Block 11: March 13th – Prairie Moon Quilts – LIVE – The Happy Tree
Block 12: March 15th – Olive and Ollie – LIVE – the little house
Block 13: March 27th – Around The Quilt Block – LIVE – three trees
Block 14: March 29th – Melissa Stramel of Lilac Lane – LIVE – Under the Apple Tree
Block 15: April 3rd – Samelia’s Mum – LIVE – A Home for Hoot
Block 16: April 5th – Sally’s Ponderings – LIVE – Branch Sweet Branch
Bonus Sashing Tutorials
- Four Rectangles
- Scrappy Strips
- Stepping Strips
- Four Squares
- Trees in Blossom
- Window Trees
- Mosaic Tree
- Truffula Tree
- Spinning Tree
- Hexagon Forest
- Diamonds in the Rough
- Shoo Fly Sashing
- Geese a Flying
- Tall True North Tree
- Tall Trees
- Wild Trees
- Eight Rectangles
- Branches Wild
- Birds in the Bushes
- String a Flower Garden
- Let’s Strip
- Stripped Squares
- Tri-Recs Trees
- Hexagon Trees
- Strips and Mosaics
- Stacked Modern Pine
- Spinning Pinwheels
- Happy Neighborhood
- Nine Patch Centered in Red
- Drunken Geese
- True North Mini Tree
- Tri Strips
- Twelve Rectangles
- Zig Zag Pathways
- Window Panes
- Bird House
- Split Hexie Tree
- Tall Pinwheel Tree
- True North Tree
- Zig Zag Sashing
- Rail Fence
- 36 Patch
- Two Rectangles
- Stepping Strips 2
Fat Quarter Shop Fabric Finds
***So – I have 16 designers and 16 blocks! Whoo Hoo! If you are really wishing you would have signed up for it because you have an amazing idea in mind I’d be happy to feature *bonus* blocks that a person could make to increase the size of their quilt or in replace of a block they’re just feeling. Just contact me if you’re still interested! Thanks to everyone that signed up so far! WOW!
Feel free to add your button to your blog as a reminder of the fun that’s about to start!
There’s a Flickr Group to post your completed blocks in: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1850682@N20/
AND we have a prize now thanks to Barb Raisbeck!
Anyone that brings a completed ‘Home Sweet Home’ Quilt to Show and Tell at the 2012 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend hosted by QuiltsbyBarb will receive a $10 gift certificate to the quilt shop at the retreat in honor of the 10th anniversary.
One $25 gift certificate to the quilt shop at the retreat will be given to a recipient of the viewer’s choice award decided by the retreat attendees.
Additional qualifications for the above prize: The quilt must include on the front at least 12 of the 16 blocks from the Quilt Along. It must also include the blocks designed by Kim Lapacek, Diane Lapacek, and Barb Raisbeck.