January 12, 2009

Our Town Block Swap

As promised in yesterday's post, Here are the pictures of the "Our Town" block swap that we did at this weekend's retreat. Now I have to decide to put them together. I think I'll make a few more blocks to go with these. We were supposed to have 12 blocks, but two people opted out so I still need a church and a police station.
Barn Block made by Kathleen from Mexia, TX

Flower Shop Block made by Brenda from Centerville, TX -- check out the machine embroidery and silk embroidery flowers


Railroad Station Block by Joyce, Palestine, TX



Flower Shop by Brenda of Tennessee

Hospital Block by Anna, of Centerville, TX -- Check out the machine embroidery trees and ambulance

Beauty Shop Block by Bobbie, Palestine, TX

Library Block by Kim of Crosby, TX
Sweet Shop Block by Pat, Porter TXSchool House Block by Caroloyn, Palestine, TX

Fire Station Block by Me!


21 comments:

Pat said...

WOW...what a fun idea and what GREAT blocks!!! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Louann said...

The blocks are just too cute. I think that is a great idea.

quiltingcindy said...

You are going to have an amazing quilt when you put it together. All the blocks are just wonderful!

Teresa said...

The ladies, and YOU, sure did pay attention to detail - makes them some really interesting blocks.

Teresa said...

The ladies, and YOU, sure did pay attention to detail - makes them some really interesting blocks.

Fran said...

Lovely blocks and so much attention to detail!! All of you ladies did a wondeful job.
Kathy you must post a picture when you have it put together.

~~Fran...:c)

*karendianne. said...

Oh Wow!!! These are fun and creative and, well of course I luv the Library block! Oh boy I'm tellin' ya these are going to be so fun when pulled together.

Prize Winning! *karendianne.

Melody said...

Wow what a wonderful quilt you are going to have. Love your fire station.

Julia said...

How cute! This is going to be such a treasure!

Julia said...

Kathy, what a fun idea..I love the blocks..
It's going to be a great quilt.
Julia ♥

Quilter In Paradise said...

how very cool! can't wait to see them all together
Beth

Dr. Quiltmom said...

What a great project. Looks like fun. Maybe Ill plan a town quilt sometime. Thanks for the inspiration.

Robyn said...

Hi Kathy! :c)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and popping in to say hello.
You are most welcome!
I love all of your house blocks...so clever!
hugs to you,
Robyn xx

Quilter Going Bananas said...

What a great idea, all of you are quite creative. It'll be a fabulous quilt once it's put together I'm sure

Cheers, QGB

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

that is so cool! what a great idea. I just started quilting and found your blog from quilting blogs. I can't wait to finish my first quilt!!

Contented Caroline said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Those blocks are just fabulous - I was thinking of doing some kind of house/building quilt.

julieQ said...

All of them are so very cute! Love the train station block.

Rhonda said...

Oh Kathy, the blocks are fantastic. This quilt it going to be a treasure.

Karen said...

What great quilt blocks. Especially the fire station! I have participated in a trade for house blocks but I like the idea of different buildings even better.

Margaret aka Supermom said...

Awesome find...I have to make a person a "town"themed block next month as a part of a block swap and I have been SO not looking forward to this (not really sure what to do!). Now I think I have some ideas!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Of course I love all of these! I'm working on a town theme myself. Your firestation is so cute. I love your blog header. It is really sweet. How do you like your feather weight? I've gotten one myself recently but haven't used it much. I need to get used to it and use it before the retreat I'm taking it to.