Friday, November 11, 2011

Building (And a Modern Blocks Giveaway)!


After Carrie  posted this amazing pattern for a lumbar pillow made with just five house blocks from her "Full House" pattern, I had to get started making some Christmas houses!  I just need to quilt this up and make it into a pillow now!


Then I felt a bit bad about not finishing my original "Full House" quilt, so I hurried and finished that!


I love the "Full House" made with Carrie's 9 Dots fabric!



If you've just been to Carrie's blog...you know why I had to make a Countdown to Christmas house, too...I haven't decided yet whether this will become a big pillow, a small pillow...or another full-sized Schnibble.

 


Plus, my copies of  Modern Blocks arrived today: Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers (for more information on this book see my post here).  And this means I can give away a copy!  Just leave a comment on this post, and you'll be entered to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Sharon said...

I just loved your houses. Haven't tried any yet but guess I might have to make one from some of my 'Countdown to Christmas'. Thanks for the giveaway, would really enjoy receiving the book.

Barb said...

That book is on my wish list!! and a house quilt is on my to do...that puts you way ahead of me ;)

Sonya said...

I am new to quilting and I would love that book! thank you for this chance to win! alaska_lady8@yahoo.com
the houses are too cute....I'm going to have to try :)

Kristy said...

Your houses are so cute! I think there could be cities developing in blogland after all these houses get finished. :-) Thanks for the chance to be in the giveaway. K-

Simone de Klerk said...

This would be a great win! Wouldn't it be something to make a block from it each week ... or every two weeks!!!
Happy weekend.

PS: the houses are great. I think this is my favorite Schnibbles pattern (o:

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Cute houses! I am thinking I need to do some more construction too~ I loved Carrie's pillows. :-) What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance!!

Tricia said...

Very cute houses! I can't wait to get my hands on that book.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your little houses are very cute! Quite the cosy, friendly neighbourhood I'd like to live in! Thanks for the giveaway!

Miss 376 said...

Love these houses, they look more appealing each time I see them
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to own a wonderful book

Rainy said...

This book is going to be amazing from what I have been seeing. Thanks for a chance to win one.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I ove your houses.You are certainly a great builder.
Thanks for the chance.I'd like to win that book very much.

idzncolumbine said...

These houses are so cute-great choice of fabrics.

Kristina said...

great house blocks...and thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

Rózsa-Dorina said...

Fantasztikus a szín világod!
Gratulálok
Rózsa

Rózsa-Dorina said...

Fantasztikus a szín világod!
Gratulálok
Rózsa

Rózsa-Dorina said...

Fantasztikus a szín világod!
Gratulálok
Rózsa

eva said...

Now your beutiful houses are back! I just love them and they are wonderful in the fabric you chosen.

Pepe said...

So cute taht fabrics! Nice choose...

Lisa said...

That book looks fantastic! I'd love to win a copy! And your houses are gorgeous.

Vickie said...

I'm seeing houses everywhere and they all look beautiful and so diferent...may just give this a go sometime next year, thank you for giving one of us the opportunity to win Modern Blocks,cheers Vickie

Martina said...

Lovely houses! I have this on my list too. Thanks for the give away!

Anita said...

Love your house blocks and can't wait to see the pillow! I'd love to win a copy of the book :) Thanks for the chance!

barb's creations said...

I haven't tried piecing houses yet but yours look lovely.Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book in your giveaway :) Barb.

Deb said...

Houses really appeal to me too. They look fabulous!

Kelly nzchick(at)postmaster.co.uk said...

I've just put the book on my Amazon Wish List. I would love to win a copy from you!

Jeannette said...

It looks like a nice book! The houses look cute and I remember when that block was popular so that tells my age!

Kathie said...

cute houses and yes as soon as I saw that pillow on Carries blog I wanted to make it too, have to finish another quilt first but then its on to construction of houses for me :)
would love to win the book! thanks for the opportunity
thanks
Kathie

Ronnie said...

Great ideas on your blog. Would love an early Christmas present of this great book.

Katrin said...

This book is on my amazon wishlist! Thanks for the giveaway!

Joy said...

Your blog is amazing, it's my favourite of all the quilt blogs I visit. I have just rekindled my love of patchwork after paper crafting for several years. Your little houses are exquisite and I am definitely going to make some. Thanks for the opportunity to win that lovely book and for giving me so much pleasure and inspiration.
Joy (uk)xx

KnittyAJ said...

Love the house blocks. They remind me of "row"
houses, but cuter!

AJ of
The Quilting Pot Podcast

Sharon said...

I love the fabric you used for your houses, pretty awesome. Please enter me in your give a way.

Pamela Nees said...

LOVE those little houses! Both the quilt and the Christmas pillow are so cute! Great job!

Maria said...

Lovely houses! Would love to win!!!

Gabriella said...

Cute houses ^__^

I love this book ... so good luck!!!!

chiliquilter.com said...

Cute houses:-)

I could really use these book.

Amy said...

love the houses...would love to have the book...Thanks for the chance with a Giveaway!

Lori said...

These little houses are adorable!

Jackie said...

Cute houses! And they look so different in different fabrics.

Thank you for a chance to win this book - it's one I've definitely been looking forward to.

Hilda said...

New to your blog and love your houses. The book looks great, I'd love to win a copy.

Lorri said...

I love the house blocks and I thought the lumbar pillow was so cute!

Maxwells said...

I LOVE house quilts. I guess this one will have to go on my list.

Michele said...

I haven't liked houses that I've seen before but I sure like this one.

Edith said...

Love the houses on the post but love anything by Carrie. I can't believe you get soooo much done. I am impressed and hope some of your ambition wears off. Would love a copy of the book. Have a good weekend. Edith

Jeanie said...

I'm ready to move into one of those cute houses! And the book looks like tons of inspiration! Thanks so much!

Quiltsmiles said...

All of your houses look great. I'd love to get this book! Thanks. Jane

Sue Bone said...

Love your full house quilt. Well done on getting the blocks finished.

Mary said...

Love what you are doing with the "House" blocks. Thank you for the give away and for sharing.

Harrysmum said...

I love your houses - they'd look lovely in icecream colours like beach huts!
Thanks for the chance to win this amazing looking book!

Johanna said...

I am loving those houses! Everytime I see a project with them, I was it so much more. Thanks for the giveaway too. Another book is always welcome!

Kathy H said...

I love the houses. A friend made one with the brights and that was pretty too but I love the pastel look of yours and just love dots this year. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Johanna said...

Ok, my comment was suppose to say want it not was it!

Cindy said...

Love your houses! And that book looks like a must-have!

mama dub said...

I really like your houses. The book looks great and would be fun to own. Thanks for the chance to win!

Michele said...

Your house quilt is great. The book is on my Wish List

Jennifer Gail said...

You did a good job. thanks for the chance:)

Michelle said...

Love the little houses!

Carla said...

Love your houses! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

I love the house pattern. Imagine all the possibilities you could do with that block! Thanks for the giveaway.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Love the houses, Thanks for the book giveaway :)

Aletta said...

Thanks for the giveaway of the lovely book you participated in!

Kristi said...

Such wonderful little houses....they just seem to welcome you to come in. I love the one out of the Christmas Fabric...great job!!!

Lori said...

I am so excited for this book! It looks amazing! I will end up getting it one way or another, it looks like a must have!

SewLindaAnn said...

Don't enter me I just bought it and wanted to say it's amazing and will be used for a long,long time!

Donna Joy said...

The house block is very cute. Now that modern block book is a dream. Each block is amazing how creative and different they are. Thanks for giveaway.

Kathy said...

I love your houses - and Carrie's, too. The Modern Blocks book looks interesting - thanks for the giveaway chance!

Sunnybec said...

I am loving your little houses, another one that has to go on my to do list. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

This book looks great, very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Amy

amy(dash)elisabeth(at)hotmial(dot)com

Rosa said...

I love your houses quilt, fabulous!!This will be in my to do list for xmas.
Thanks for the chance.

Darlene said...

Your houses look adorable! There's lots of building going on everywhere - way too addicting. LOL

Another great giveaway, Sherri.

Linda said...

Your houses pillow and quilt are very pretty. And I love the blocks I've seen in that book. It would be great to have it... which I would happily share with our new chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild, here in Des Moines, Iowa. Thank you for the chance to win.

SiouxzQ said...

The houses are adorable! Thanks for the giveaway.

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the houses. Have a good weekend.

The Rx quilter said...

Super cute houses and a fun way to use up scraps to make a 'neighborhood'! Lisa in Texas

ritainalaska said...

good house block ... intersting tings to make with it. mighty nice of you to give that book! will keep my fingers crossed for it. thanx!

Jill S. said...

Love reading your blog and always definitely love entering for a giveaway!

Gretchen said...

The book looks wonderful. I am anxious to see a copy in person. Love your house blocks!!

Mommarock said...

Now you mentioned Countdown to Christmas and your House pattern, and I'm picturing the doors opening with the Christmas countdown behind the doors.. and in the final one.. SANTA..

gill said...

I love your house blocks! and I'd love to win a copy of this book!

jabeybaby said...

Those little houses are so cute! I love the Christmas one too!

Auntie Pami said...

I dropped by my LQS and she had just a few Countdown to Christmas charm packs left. I think I'll be stopping by again for a couple more. I need a holiday quilt. I think Carrie is a bad influence on me. I want to make layer cake houses and do some embroidery...

Mª Clara Lloveras said...

Hi, I Loved your houses, and your work!
Thanks for the giveaway....

Smeek said...

I just bought the house pattern so I am in. THe Modern Block book looks fantastic. THanks for the giveaway!

James-Linda said...

THANKS SHERRI!
NEAT BOOK!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such cute houses! Count me in.

Anita said...

I just love those house blocks! My mini group made a quilt with house blocks that we plan to donate to a children's hospital ward. It was a really fun quilt to make with friends.

Heather D. said...

I'd love this book!

BeachQuilter said...

Your houses are charming! I'm excited about your book, can't wait to see it!

Andrea said...

love the houses! thanks for the giveaway

hope said...

I love the houses. I thought I would make one of the pillows and then I saw your quilt . . . Just what I needed something else on my wish/to-do list. lol Great job!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo said...

Oh darn now I have to make house blocks! They are so darn cute I know I will be making them soon. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book.

mamabug said...

Your houses were so cute....How big will the pillow be?? I would love to make one, as it would use up some nice scraps I think :) k.bugbee@att dot net

Deb said...

The house pillow would be a really cute gift, I might need to make some.

Mary said...

I'd love to win this - I don't have much in my library that's modern. Your blocks are really nice!

Leslie said...

I LOVE your little houses! I know I keep saying that...but I really do!
you have inspired me to make a little house and make a pillow out of it!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather A said...

I have a think for houses on quilts. Love 'em! And would I EVER love to win a copy of this book!

MC said...

Great houses, and thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

The Thompsons said...

Super cute houses! Looks like a fun book.

Pam said...

What sweet little houses ...what a great idea for a christmas quilt!!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

I love your houses....loved them on Carrie's page as well. One of those pillows is in my future too! Would love to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rebecca said...

I'd love to create from this book! THANKS for the chance at winning it!

liniecat said...

Just smashing what youve done with the house block! Love the pale colours, well really like the bolder ones too ...........
please drop me name in the draw hat!

Francisca R. said...

Love your houses!! Modern blocks...wow!! Thank you for giving us a chance to win this book.

Natalya Hoak said...

These blocks look great! Thanks for opportunity to win this wonderful book!

Kim D. said...

Your house blocks are so adorable Sherri. I haven't won anything in quite awhile so this book would be a wonderful treat. Thank you for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Your little houses are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Darlis

Lisa Marie said...

Love the little houses! I've been drooling over this Modern Blocks book ever since I first read about it online. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jen said...

The Houses are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

Michelle Jensen said...

I like the little christmas colored house. Thanks for the giveaway!! Love to see people's works in progress because I have two hiding in a drawer. I know two probably doens't sound that bad. Michelleleejensen at live.com

Sallie said...

Love the houses. Thanks for the giveaway!

kshackabq said...

Love your Follow the Leader block. Congrats on your block in the book. Thanks for a chance to win! P.S. Your house blocks all look terrific.

Debra said...

Those little houses are too cute! Thanks for tha chance at a book!

Kathy MacKie said...

Oh so cute and I don't have to clean any one of them, thanks.

Connie said...

Love your houses and I would love to win this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Marj said...

I haven't seen this book yet. It looks very inspirational and full of fresh ideas. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

LynCC said...

Ah!! I love the houses in Christmas fabs!

Carrie P. said...

You live in a mighty cute neighborhood.
thanks for a chance to win that awesome book.

Deb said...

I love those houses!

Anna C said...

I LOVE those houses and i need to experiment with more challenging blocks- thanks for this giveaway!

PhoebeP said...

I've never really been keen on little house blocks, but now that I've seen yours, I feel a need to make some! Thanks for the giveaway.

Super Coopers said...

Those houses are so fun. I wish I wasn't so busy with other projects or I would be on it!

SoSarahSews said...

Cute little houses! I'd rather be sewing some than painting mine! LOL

jmniffer said...

I haven't been surfing blogs for awhile...love the houses! First I've seen but I'm off to check out others. Thanks for the link.

scottylover said...

Those houses are too cute! Will have to visit Carrie's blog to find out what this is all about!

Sandy A

Rita E in AZ said...

Your house blocks look great. I would love to win the modern blocks book.

Jayme said...

Very cool! Love it!

hiyacinth said...

Love your cheerful houses! i am making the houses in neutral as shown in the Lintott's Fat Quarters, Layer Cake and Charm Packs, but I can tell that I have to do a colorful version for certain. That book has been on my wish list since I first heard of it!

Michele said...

There are houses going up everywhere! And they are cute :-) That book looks like fun. I'm going to go check it out.

quilary said...

Themed houses is a great idea - love the Countdown to Christmas - I'd live at No. 15!

The Quiltwhinny said...

Would love to know how to make your cute houses! Thanks for a chance to win the book

Antje said...

Very nice book! Thanks for a chance to win one.

Regina said...

seeing so many house blocks I love -I think 2012 may be my year of the house!!! The book looks wonderful!

Karen said...

I've been seeing these houses pop up - they are so cute. Would love to have the book - it sounds wonderful.

Cardygirl said...

Love all those sweet little houses!

maryc said...

It would be so wonderful if we could all live in a neighborhood as beautiful as your quilt!

Dana Gaffney said...

House blocks are one of my favorites, your's are adorable. Thank you.

Kathy said...

Those house blocks are gorgeous! Awesome work

Donna S. said...

Would love this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

Bailey said...

A lot of little house love and a great book to boot! hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com

Bailey said...

A lot of little house love and a great book to boot!

Ariane said...

I just love these patterns!! Your quilt is beautiful!! I really have to make this!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Amy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack@sbcglobal.net

Rose M. said...

I love your house quilt (but then I love all your quilts)! I would love to win that book, but if not, it will be on my list for Santa.

Christine M said...

I love your Full House quilt! The colours are lovely.

Kim G said...

I had just looked at Carrie's blog and printed off the patterns, love the Full house Pillow and her little pillows. Yours look fantastic also!!

Wynema said...

Always wanted to make a house quilt.

Grayson said...

I loved the Christmas house blocks. Another one to add to my list to try out. I'm gonna go check out that book right now!

Caty said...

I'm going crazy with holiday projects and I just LOVE your Christmas houses!!

vesta vong said...

Love your blog! I really really want this book!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your houses are so down home Sherri! Carrie sure came up with a popular idea for Christmas pillows.

Mary T. Pratt Salmon said...

I never really like house blocks. However, yours are just too adorable. They are so alive and happy. I have got to try making some with this fabric.
Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!
Mary
www.lambscrib@blogspot.com

A Quilter's Playhouse said...

Love the house blocks and your pillows! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Modern Blocks book.

Betty said...

I love Carrie's fabric in the little houses quilt. They are so cheery without being too busy.

The Quilting Cat Lady. said...

What beautiful houses you have sewn there. I think I have some house blocks in a box somewhere maybe I should do some pillows, like that idea.
Thank for the beautiful pictures and ides you have on your blog.
~ Alda, Fl ~

Nurseli said...

Love the houses. How cute!

kt said...

Love your houses! Would love to win a copy of the book--thanks for the chance!

Montseta said...

love the house block! so pretty!

Suzanne said...

The house blocks are great. I so want to look inside the block book!

Gwen said...

I love house blocks-- and yours are SUPER cute! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

Material Mary said...

The house blocks are fabulous. Must make some. Would love to win the book too!
Mary

suemac said...

I love your new look. Very nice.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

lovely housequilt, I would love to sew one too.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

I love those houses. I'm going to try them in a pillow or table runner for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.

Doina said...

Very cute houses!

KellyS said...

Those houses are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win this book! It's on my wish list!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love all your houses and I really wish that my LQS stocked Carrie's fabric, it's beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win the book, it's on my Christmas list!

quiltmom said...

The houses are really fun and I love your flying geese block too.
Thanks for sharing your talents.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Joy M. said...

Love your houses very cute!

thehardings said...

That book looks fabulous. Fingers crossed, but if not a trip to Amazon.com. Thanks for the giveaway. Sally :)

AnnieO said...

Your houses look really spiffy! I downloaded Carrie's pfs PDQ but haven't had time to cut and sew yet. Looks like a terrific book, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Phyllis said...

Love the Christmas houses. Would love to have this book - it looks great. Thank you for the opportunity.

luvtoquilt said...

LOVE the Countdown to Christmas version -- it's adorable!

ccorey said...

Ooh...I'd love a book for me for Christmas.

Michelle
patches77@cfl.rr.com

Anonymous said...

wish the book is mine, thanks.
ivyworis@yahoo.com

LM said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to add to my library...maybe one day I'll get some of these quilted.

Lindsay said...

Your Christmas houses are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to win a copy of this book.

Diana said...

I love the house blocks! What a cute idea for any season!

VickiT said...

Your houses are super cute. Beautiful job.

I would love to have a copy of Modern Blocks. That looks like a book that would be filled with so many idea for anyone interested in quilting.

Raina said...

I love the simplicity of those houses! Would very much like to win a copy of your book... thanks!

Pat said...

Love little houses and the book is beautiful!

Patty said...

Your houses are cute! :^)

Tina said...

I'm a regular blog stalker and normally would not love the house quilt...but the fabrics you chose are perfect and I'm so glad you're sharing them!

Cynthia said...

I love both of the house quilts, you always have the best color choices!

Njeri said...

Awesome quilt, I love it.

james and bess said...

what cute houses! that book looks fabulous, too! :)

bess

Andrea said...

Look beautiful, the fabrics are so nice. Kisses and have a happy week ;)
Andrea from South Spain.

Jean said...

I love the houses, and the 9 Dots fabric!

KMSC said...

I also read Carrie's blog featuring her house pattern(s). And I love the fabrics you used for your renditions. I need to find Carrie's House pattern and get sewing! Thanks for the giveaway.

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. I would love to get my hands on this book and make some of those delicious looking blocks!

Isabel said...

This houses are so cute! BEatifull!
And the book... it looks so nice! thank yor for the chance!
Hughs

Slowpoke said...

It would be a wonderful Christmas present to win this book! I love your houses and the pillows on Carrie's blog are great. Thank You for the great giveaway. Luba

Jo said...

I caught a glimpse of that book at my guild meeting. So many clever quilters! Thanks for the link, I am off to buy *more* fabric to start some houses! It's so nice to share quilty friends' patterns.

Christy Pearce said...

I am very excited to see this book! From the little bit I've seen here and there, it looks like the blocks are new and fun, not the same old thing...Just the ticket to get me excited about quilting again! And thanks for your beautiful work that you share with us- it's always great inspiration to look at your blog. Thanks, Christy

JayTee said...

Love the houses...they are sooo cute

Leah said...

Great job on all the houses. I love your Christmas one.

Kelroy207 said...

Your blocks look amazing, I would love to win your book so that i could expand my knowledge and skill level. Thanks for all the hard work!!

martha said...

THIS BOOK COULD KEEP ME BUSY ALL YEAR!!!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

What a great book!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Mindy said...

Love this book!!! Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!

Ladylikemum said...

Hi, I'm from Malaysia and I simply love everything about your blog. I love to quilt too. I dont expect to win anything but just wanna let you know that your blog is fabulous. I learn alot from it. Thanks so much!

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