I was so excited when the Quiltmaker Staff contacted me to invite me to make a house block from Lori Holt´s block in one of the 100 blocks issues.
I was one of 12 designers that got the invite and we could do whatever we wanted to the block to create our dreamhouse.
The 12 blocks are featured in the latest Quiltmaker issue and on top of that, you can win our original blocks by visiting the Quiltmaker blog this month!
I loved the cottage look of the house right away and who doesn't want to make a house that is all yours, your favorite colors and made out of fabric!
I first started digging for fabrics that I wanted to use.
I have always dreamed of having a red house so I knew right away it´s gonna have to be red! One of the reds in my new fabric line Victory was the perfect shade. Then I added a dark grey from my Nordic Visions fabric line for the roof, another white from victory and then a light blue and green from my scraps.
Here is the original block, designed and made by Lori Holt. Such a cute house and so much like Lori:)
So, what would I want in a house that was just for me? Well, since the house is 2 stories, the whole top floor would have to be my sewing studio for sure! Vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light so I pieced Skylights into my house block!
I love big trim on windows too so I added some fusible trim to all the windows and made them french on the downstairs big windows.
I love unique front doors on houses and I feel like it should be a representation of you as people enter. So I fussy cut one of my Victory prints for the door and I love it.
I could go on and on about this little cottage of mine.....should we talk about the gourmet kitchen, outdoor living area and the fact that it is just steps from the beach in a year round 80 degree climate! Now I just gotta find it so I can secure it for my retirement right!
Go check out the magazine to see all the other house blocks and make sure to go on the Quiltmaker blog and comment to be able to win my house!
What you will also find in the magazine is answers from all of us designers to the question: Which famous person would you like to have as a neighbor and why?
I had to think about this for a while before I answered because there are so many famous people I'd love to meet and mingle with. But in the end, this was my answer:
I would like Oprah to be my neighbor. Not only is she a fantastic person herself, but she knows everybody you could ever admire so there would be great chances to have celebrity sightings in the neighborhood! I bet she'd have great parties ... too!
Well, notice the 3 dots I inserted in my answer there. Thing is, Quiltmaker edited my answer a little bit and left out two very important words. Can you guess what they are? If you know me, you would have no problem with this :)
The two words are "To Crash"
Wouldn't you at least attempt to crash a party full of famous people if it was happening next door?
Anyways....I have a copy of the magazine to give away here on this blog along with a few fat quarters from my new fabric line, Victory.
Just tell me what famous neighbor you would like to have and why in the comments to enter the giveaway!