Thursday, 22 December 2011

Bee blocks November/January ~ Houses ~

It's been all about the house blocks for me lately. I am sure it is just one of those crushes that will pass eventually, but for now it is all about houses!

For Melinda's month in Cocorico we're making vintage Christmas blocks. I decided on a gingerbread house. Not quite finished yet, it needs to be a bit bigger, I will add a border of some sort to get it up to the right size. But I am letting it sit for a while as I could not decide exactly where to go next with this.

Vintage Christmas for Melinda - Cocorico January

Meanwhile in Patchwork 318 the bee, three amazing ladies made the most beautiful blocks for my "Home sweet home" month. Seriously my heart skipped a beat each time one of these blocks appeared!

First up is Kerry's block, full of vintage style as only she can. I love the Dutch people curtains and the lady in the doorway, it even has my house number on it!

Next is Ayumi, she made the sweetest ABC house block, she is so clever! And it is very appropriate as I am still in the midst of getting the little man back up to speed with school, the ABC song can often be heard here ;-)

House Bock for Leila ~318 Bee ~
Charise blows us all away with her interpretation of a Marken house filled with buttons, pincushions and sewing goodies!

Marken House for Leila
I am sooooo thrilled with each one of these blocks, they are full of wonderful personal touches that make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside - thank you so much ladies!!

In other news, I got invited to the mother of all bee's and I am both thrilled and petrified!!
We don't start the next round till March so I have time to prepare myself for the bee with a name like a rockstar.. ;-)

x Leila


  1. someday i will be invited into an awesome bee! i am so excited for you! ;) very very very cute blocks!

  2. The gingerbread house is so cute!

  3. I love seeing all the house blocks together--they look so great! Wow, you are going to have to pull off three awesome pp blocks a month now? Congrats though!

  4. Oh wow oh wow... I absolutely LOVE your gingerbread house! All the house blocks are fab actually. (but especially the gingerbread house) lol

  5. I love your blocks - totally awesome. Oh, and congrats x

  6. Congrats on the invite to THE bee! (whatever that one is?) I will never be invited in, I'm sure! I LOVE all the cute houses! There are some creative sewers out there!

  7. Your gingerbread house is adorable.
    I love the other house blocks too...very inspiring.
    btw, Congratulations! :)

  8. Love all those different houses, so cool!

  9. I love you gingerbread house, and what amazing blocks you received for your house theme!

    Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays!

  10. I love all your house blocks - great inspiration for the quilt I am working on, I just need a couple more blocks and hope to find some time to work on them over Christmas.

  11. i'm so psyched about my gingerbread house block! how cool to have a fantastic contribution from you to admire every holiday. i'm just beaming...


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