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Around the ‘hood

4 Apr

April Neighborhood Quilt BlocksFellow Quilters,

Today is the first Tuesday of the month, and that means another fun edition of Quilt Block Mania.  This post is short and sweet because I’m running behind (not my fault, I was born that way – just ask my mom).

This month’s theme is neighborhood, and there are lots of house blocks from the other 23 participating designers – you can find the links to their blog posts here:
Store Front Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Funky Town by Inquiring Quilter

Rail Fence by Scrapdash
Neighbors by QuiltFabrication
Neighborhood trees
House of Worship at Patti’s Patchwork

Jellybean Row by Penny Spool Quilts
Mr. Roger’s Sweater by Crafty Staci
Block Party at Lovingly, Lissa
Mid Modern Home
Home Sweet Home by the Quilte Diary
Bird House
Applique English cottage by Flowerdog+Co
Street Sign
Park Entrance at Patchwork Breeze
Good Fences by Kaye Collins
Down the street
Mr. Rogers Trolley Quilt Block by The Quilting Room
Log Cabin Garden by Epida Studio
Garden Flags by A Piece of Quiet Quilts
Charleston Palm Tree
House and Tree
A few years ago I fell in love with a neighborhood-type quilt, designed by my friend Susan-Claire of the Gourmet Quilter.  I started 2 versions of her That Town and Country quilt, and both are currently languishing in a box in my sewing room (I know exactly where).  Susan-Claire designed her quilt as a block-a-day, with 365 blocks, and you can find it on her website here.  She even wrote a book with the block patterns.

After viewing the other Quilt Block Mania blocks, and thinking of Susan-Claire’s quilt, I decided that the neighborhood should have a church or house of worship.  I even used the heart wreath block motif from my Color Play fabric collection as a mural on the side of the house – it’s a house of love 😊.  You can find my House of Worship block pattern here.

Patti Carey - house of worship

My House of Worship block

The cross is appliqued on after the block is pieced, so it can easily be left off if desired.

This month’s blocks would make a terrific neighborhood quilt when combined.  I especially like Lovingly Lissa’s Block Party block – haha – so clever.  And the 2 blocks that reference Mr. Rogers, a Canadian icon.

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Chat very soon,