June 13, 2013

June Sugar Block Club Block

Last night I stitched my June Sugar Block Club block from Amy of Stitchery Dickory Dock. Amy calls this one Home Sweet Home after the four houses in the corners. To me, it looked like Amy's houses were upside down. If I were to draw houses around a road, I would draw the roofs pointing away from the road. I tried laying out the block that way...but it seemed like the block lost something when the houses were turned around.
So, upside down is the way to go.
June's block - Home Sweet Home
I used a different fabric for each of the houses, since real houses wouldn't all be identical. The blue square in the middle reminds me of water, so maybe these are cabins around a lake?

I still love the blue and cream combination, though my cream options are running low. I guess that means I need to buy a little new fabric. Oh darn!

I am linking up today with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Building Blocks Tuesday at Quilter in the Closet. 
Also linking with Really Random Thursday at Live a Colorful Life.

10 comments:

  1. You are right! The houses do look sew much nicer turned in. And all your other blocks are sweet, too!

    Lorna @ http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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  2. what a cute block! purchasing more fabric?? that'll be terrible! whatever will you do? haha! I'm sure you're like me and get positively giddy when a fabric need arises. :)

    Thanks for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  3. The second one is soooo much better! Great decision!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt@yahoo.com

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  4. Just love seeing these blocks in the Sugar Block Club. With the housed outward it reminds me of the Rolling Stone block, which I really love:) Inward definitely make me notice it's a house.

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  5. I like them both. But it's surprising what a difference turning the houses around makes :)

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  6. I dig them both! The first one is pretty nice even if it is backwards. :)

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  7. Just to be different, I like the first one! They do look more like houses.

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  8. I like your first option too. It always amazes me how changing something in a block totally changes the entire look of it. I like the imagery of the lake in the middle.

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  9. These are just charming! I think I like the first one, but that is only because I am thinking you would end up with little squares when you join 4 blocks together, and the squares could be quilted with a special motif of their own.

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