This is a block from my House Block Bee Quilt. I participated in an on-line bee with eleven other quilters. We were each assigned a month by our queen bee. Before the first of my assigned month, I mailed out fabrics to the others to be used to make a house block for me. I purchased the blue fabric for the sky and the green fabric for the grass. I sent each person a couple of owls and a couple of children to be included in their block. Then I looked through my stash and included scraps to be used for houses, trees, etc. Each quilter could also add their own fabric, if they wished.
This block was actually made by a very dear friend. We signed up to be in this on-line bee together. I think she does beautiful work. This block is a combination of free-style piecing and machine applique. She did not use a pattern. Don't you think the fabric she used for the church's stained glass windows is absolutely perfect?
After I received all of the blocks, I sashed each one in a cheerful yellow and quilted with straight lines, using a quilt as you go method. I finished with a blue border and green binding. This quilt now hangs in my classroom and brightens it considerably, making it an inviting place to read and learn.
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