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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Block Houses

Apparently I don't know how to count. I said I had 8 more schoolhouses to complete, well I meant 10. So here are the last 9 complete. Number 10 is still on the machine, but I won't bore you with it.
On with the next step. Trimming up and making every one of these blocks the same size. That will probably take me all day! I hate this part. It's almost as bad as folding clothes!
After collecting reds for years at every place I found new ones, I still had to go buy about 4 more reds. I did repeat about half the fabrics, because I really am trying to use up my stash and be more conservative. I will need to buy more of the plain red for borders and a backing, but I still think I'm ahead.
I had a lot of fun with these house, but I'm glad I'm done with all these blocks.

Take care, Brandie


Carrie P. said...

Love your red neighborhood. I have always like house blocks. Great of your to use your stash. With fabric going up in price we all are going to have to do that more often.

Linda said...

Red houses are fabulous!! I too dread the squaring them up to be all the same size, but it'll save you so much grief later.

ranette said...

I want to come and live in your red love the houses!

I love your little baskets usual you've been very busy.

I think I'm a little older than you because I wasn't really into Wonder Woman, but I can hear the theme song playing in my head right

ferne said...

I have just found your little blog and see that we are almost neighbors, at least here in blogland, we live close. I live in Shingletown and work in Red Bluff. Looks like we have lots in common, I too, have 2 grown children and just celebrated the birth of my first grandchild last month. Nice to meet you, Brandie!