OK, I did briefly mention this block in a previous post, but as I am trying to roll this out in an orderly fashion, here are the details:
This is block #5 in my "CONTENTMENT" quilt project, which is an original story quilt I am making to celebrate our 20th anniversary. All the blocks finish at 10 inches.
I love making pine trees, apple trees, ANY kind of tree. It's fun digging through the green tone-on-tones until I find just the right ones (you can tell I live 40 miles from a Canadian border crossing...we all have "funny money" in our pockets around here...they have pretty pennies...).
Our house doesn't really look like this, but that is the beauty of folk art...you can lie and have things totally out of proportion (apple size, butt size...). The blocks are meant to be representations. This block celebrates the year we bought our first house together.
This is just a house doodle...more folk art exaggeration and inherent dishonesty, snicker-snicker (right up there with body size, amount of hair, hair color, etc).
I enjoyed collecting architectural fabrics when I was making "All Around the Town," and had plenty left for future fabric play. I really love making house and building blocks. We all tend to over-collect fabric, don't we? I choose to call it "forming my palette." That makes it sound more artsy and less hoard-ish...
We celebrated our 20th anniversary last night in the most romantic way...we attended a very important, very controversial local school board meeting (oh, the things we do for our kids and future students...). That's OK, it has all been said at this point and we have the next 20 years to re-say it all over again.