February 10, 2017

House Blocks

These are my first house blocks for the Dwell quilt two of my quilting friends and I are working on. We are trading blocks so I made three of each and gave them the extras. So fun! ( It is a very cloudy day here, again, so these are the best and fastest photos I could take, because I have a lot of sewing to do this morning).

As many quilters have done, I will depart from the pattern and add different blocks to the 'body' of the house. Four-patch and churn dash were on the top of the list, and I hope to add paper-pieced and applique' blocks next. Aurifil 50 wt neutral thread helps me be as precise as possible with the stitching with hardly any fuzz in the machine - an important feature of this thread for me because I have had no time to send out the trusty Bernina for service. Phew!

We are using the Olive's Flower Market fabric collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. The prints are amazing and, even though the quilt pattern calls for only 16 fat quarters, we "had" to get the whole fat quarter bundle... When you become a quilter the verbs 'need', 'have', and 'want' acquire a whole different connotation, with lots of urgency to them!

The Dwell pattern comes from the Simply Retro book by Camille Roskelley. The designs in the book are amazing and this will not be the only one I will make, even if I have to stay up between midnight and six am for the next few months.

Now, for some sewing... Enjoy your Friday!


  1. I have wanted to make a house quilt for years. These blocks are fantastic. How fun to share blocks with friends. My taste does not seem to be the same as my friends. I hate to spend hours and hours to make blocks that I won't use. I don't mind to make them for a friend or charity but I hate to spend time making them with the anticipation that I will eventually use them. I'll anxious to see all the finished quilts.

  2. OI!!!!Não é toda hora que chegam suas atualizações ,então tenho que aproveitar...Como gostaria que aqui no Brasil tivessem esses tecidos by Camile que são lindos.Beijos


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