Saturday, July 14, 2007

Slice Houses

A friend moved to NC a couple of years ago and so as a gift to her 7 of us made the quilt below. I had the photo of her house here in Mendon blown up and separated into 8 sections, handed them out and said "have fun". We all did different techniques and as you can see the results were fabulous. I put the blocks together, put on the digitized border and quilted it. She loved it and it won a blue ribbon at our guilds show.

There was interest in my guild to do this type of quilt in a Round Robin so we are in the midst of doing two teams of eight houses each - 16 houses total. Below are photos of two of the houses. We have two blocks due every other month. Revealing the blocks to the owner is great fun. We began in January and we will be done with all of the blocks in October. The goal is for everyone to have them done for our next show in March of 2008.

I finished the block below last night with my brand new Bernina 440! I have been sewing on a Bernina 1130 for the last 11 years and love it, I kept it for work.

detail of the block

One thing that is important is to make the block a little larger than the photo to allow for seam allowance. The photo does have seam allowance in it but a little extra makes assembly easier.

my block and the photo used of my friends house


Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Wow! These are wonderful and look like so much fun. What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing this. Susan

Judy said...

What a wonderful gift and terrific idea!!
I've loved reading your latest posts and will have to bookmark you. You certainly are a prolific quilter!

Anonymous said...

There are 5 of us doing what we call the fractured quilt which is much the same as you only we are doing pictures with flowers in them.
these are very challenging but fun to do . we have just started and are taking a year to do them allowing 2 mos. for each photo. When finished i will try to send a photo of all. Dorothy from Raleigh

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

What a great quilt idea!