On a roll

Charise requested house blocks for the month of April in the Cocorico Bee.  One of her inspiration photos was this one.  I modeled this block after the third building in from the right.

house block for Charise

I've always wanted to try using Heather Bailey's Welcome Road print as bricks.  I feel like the stripes in that print are just begging to be cut up and sewn back together at right angles.


upper flat detail

I chose not to paper piece this block.  I could get perfect parallel lines and ninety degree angles that way, but I didn't want this block to look rigid.  I love the character in old buildings, and I feel like improv piecing gave this building more character.


door detail

Don't you just want to knock on this door to see if the residents will let you have a look around?  Maybe that is just me...


I want to add a thank you for the comments on the cow block.  Bessie humbly thanks you, too.  We are both wishing you all a lovely weekend.

9 comments:

Amy Friend said...

What a sweet house. I think that all of the fabric choices are just right! Love it!

elnorac said...

Oh, Melinda, that's incredible! I absolutely want to march up and knock on the door. The charming residents would no doubt welcome any of us quilters who came calling, inviting us in for a look around, plus a cup of tea and a leisurely chat about the oh-so-interesting history of the house.

Your choice not to paper piece the block was a great one. Though I love the precision of paper piecing, it would have made the house seem much less "real." Bravo!

melissa said...

okay, just when i think there's no way you'll be blowing my mind again so soon after the last time you show up with something like this!!

seriously melinda - this is amazing. i love every millimeter of this block. and i want to move right now and live inside it.

oh and if you can manage it, take a day off from being so awesome so i have time to recover and don't have a heart attack. :)

Prof. S said...

Another inspired block! I love the little door handle :)

Kylie said...

Oh Melinda! This is so wonderful! I love the red door and the Heather Bailey fabric is perfect. And so neatly improv pieced. Feeling a little nervous about starting mine now!

Kylie said...

Oh Melinda! This is so wonderful! I love the red door and the Heather Bailey fabric is perfect. And so neatly improv pieced. Feeling a little nervous about starting mine now!

kat said...

Good instincts Melinda! I love your eye.

angela said...

Yes - perfect print to try fro bricks! And I love the little embroidered door accents.

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

This IS by far the best house I've seen. anywhere. It's awesome!!

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