Wednesday 3 August 2011

Little school house!

I enjoyed making the little house quilt/mat so much I decided to try another one but this time using only two fabrics.  To update this traditional block I am using a Kona solid purple and Wordplay by Benartex. 

It is actually a school house block so what could be better than a background of words to the old school building.  See if you can read the block - a few words are legible.

Where next with this?

Not quite sure...possibly more blocks with different solid colours, but the same background.  I might even end up with a small quilt full.

For today following a late-night or early morning conversation with Liz from Quilterie I have decided to get out my applique quilt - my oldest UFO from 2005 - and start getting those blocks trimmed and sashed with HSTs.  She has been very persuasive in motivating me and I think it is time for this quilt to be finished! 

This is how it should look when complete

from the book Friendship's Garden by Blackbird Designs aka Alma Allen & Cherie Ralston.  I also have to do the applique border but all my blocks are finished.  If you want to see how it looks now follow the links below.

Wish me luck with this one..!


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  1. I am getting out my cheerleader outfit..... Go, Go, Go...Yes please finish this ufo it is lovely!
    that background fabric is just adorable for the school house block- very appropriate.

  2. Love the school house block....and you are so clever to use the word fabric! Yes the UFO is a must! How lovely!

  3. I look forward to seeing your oldest quilt DONE! Woohoo!!

    Love your little schoolhouse blocks too.

  4. oh my I love this schoolhouse block I have wanted to make a quilt with schoolhouse blocks forever.
    the background fabric your using is just awesome! I love it its going to make this quilt, please keep going on this quilt....
    keep sharing
    I need to track down some of that word fabric.


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