Friday, January 4, 2019

Houses and Xs--donation blocks

I actually squeezed in a little sewing time the past couple of days. On Wednesday I made house blocks for quilts for folks in Paradise, CA.

Lori posted about it here, with a pattern and the address of where to send them.







I had fun fussy-cutting novelty prints for the windows, and also digging through my brighter scraps to make some happy houses. 

     

































 I sent the house blocks on their way on Thursday and came home and made more X blocks for the 70273 Project.


These will probably be the last ones I get made for the project. It is amazing how quickly the X blocks are adding up, and I think Jeanne could very well have reached her goal before I get a chance to make more. I don't ever feel like I get enough time in my sewing room to make quilts to donate to worthy causes, so I appreciate times where I can donate blocks. There is one more X block floating around the house somewhere, but I have lost it somehow. If I find it tomorrow, it will join these on their journey to Jeanne.

Next week I will be spending 3 days with my retreat buddy at  the Village Dry Goods Winter Retreat. I think I have my projects narrowed down. Now I need to get organized and ready to go--well, I am SO ready, but I need to get my things ready to go with me. :)


Until next time,
Janet O.
 







22 comments:

  1. Your houses are so cute! Fussy cutting the window is a great idea. Enjoy your retreat and sew like there is no tomorrow!

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  2. Oh Janet! The houses are so happy and so pretty! I hope I can attend the Red X quilts display at some point, as jeanne resides in my state. I'm hoping I can catch a local show.

    Enjoy your retreat!!!

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  3. THose house blocks are simply adorable! And, thanks for the reminder. I will work on mine this weekend and get them out. I am so very thankful that Jeanne is close to making her project a final reality. When I first made blocks and a few small quilts, I must admit I was skeptical that she would ever reach 70,273. I am so thankful I was proved wrong by wonderful quilters around the world. You rock!

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  4. oooh gorgeous house blocks! have a wonderful time on retreat...i really need one of those!

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  5. Love the houses and the fussy cut windows!! The 70273 blocks are wonderful- I saw she is getting to her goal quickly!!
    A friend and I are planning a mini retreat soon! Have fun on yours.

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  6. It is so nice of you to make and donate all those blocks for such special projects. Hope you have fun at your retreat! ---"Love"

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  7. Yes, making donation blocks is FUN. I love your fussy-cut windows. I made hearts with friends on Monday for CA. They are getting together at the other LQS to sew more today. I might have to go and make a few more. BUT the Quiltville Mystery REVEAL happened, and I am torn. Choises, Choises!! Have a great RETREAT! I'm jealous.

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  8. Making blocks to donate is a doable way to participate in a worthy cause. Your houses are sweet. Have fun at your retreat.

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  9. I had planned to make a few houses, but have been getting ready for a retreat that starts on Monday. Guess I better get going on them! Your little fussy cut windows are so cute!

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  10. what cute house blocks! I love that fussy cutting. My friend made a whole quilt with that pattern.
    Is really reaching goal on the X blocks? It is on my list for January. I'll have to check it out.
    Have a wonderful time on retreat.

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  11. Love the windows in the houses. Hope you have a great time at your retreat. Maybe you'll get snowed in and you'll have to stay longer than expected - ha!

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  12. I printed the house block pattern off, but havent made them yet, so thanks for the reminder, as it is easy to get distracted and this is a great cause. Love your fussy cut windows. Your retreat sounds like lots of fun, enjoy.

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  13. Those house windows are just as cute as can be! Have much fun and good quilting time on your retreat!

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  14. Love your Donation house blocks. Those fussy cut centres for the windows are great. I bet you had a lovely time sorting through scraps to find those gems.

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  15. Love your Houses, and your Red crosses, two projects I'm in too ;)

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  16. Your house blocks are great. I made 6 of them the other day but wasn't nearly as creative with the fussy cutting - they will certainly provide smiles to the happy users. My sister is working on a batch of houses too (I think she has 12 made already) so I am planning to bundle them all together next week and get them into the mail.

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  17. Hey Janet! I was just thinking of you and decided to check and see if your blog was still up. Mine is, but my last post was 2014! :O I am not even sure where the time went. I hope all is well. I see you are still making lovely quilts!

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  18. Olaf is my favorite of your house blocks!! ADORABLE!!
    So glad you were able to squeeze out the time to do it!

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  19. Oh, your little houses are darling!! And the windows are the best!! The quilts I have done for Paradise are so rewarding and the folks who receive them are just thrilled!! Thanks for helping out!!

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  20. The fuzzy cuts are adorable! You have a kind heart to share your beautiful quilts and skills to those who have lost so much.

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  21. Your fussy cutting for the windows is perfect. I'm sure that will elicit some smiles. The 70273 project is quite moving. I had not heard of this before. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your retreat. You deserved it and were very much overdue for some you time, I think!

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  22. Such sweet houses, Janet. I love your windows! I printed the directions but have yet to make a single house. I hope I can get a few cut and stitched soon.

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