Monday, December 31, 2018

House blocks for CA Fire Survivors

This is Debbie's Quilt Shop in Paradise CA. 
Here is a facebook post from her:
Debbie's Quilt Shop is requesting quilt blocks with houses from all over to help local quilters recover from the Camp Fire. The blocks must be 10 1/2 inches (10 inch finished) and may be pieced, appliquéd, or embroidered. Please use good quality 100% cotton quilt shop fabric. Each block must also have something written on it with permanent ink...an inspiring saying, your name and city, or just your city and the date. The houses on the blocks may be traditional, modern, or wonky...as long as the block is 10.5 inches. My shop has not yet moved into its new address so blocks may be sent to my home for now...
Debbie's Quilt Shop
6287 Fremont Dr
Magalia CA 95954

I thought it would be great if anyone wanted to make a block or two or three to send. I looked for several house blocks that finished at 10" and then I remembered I did a review on Diane Knott's first book and made a little house quilt. (see it HERE) Bingo! it finishes at 10"! 
Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting has graciously agreed to let me publish the directions to make it easier for everyone to contribute house blocks to the quilters who have been burned out.



This block takes only 2 1/2 squares and strips!
I started by dumping my 2 1/2" strips and squares bag.
 Then laid out my pieces
And sewed. 


I'll pen something on the blocks like Debbie would like us to, then get them in the mail this week,

I hope you'll you will too!

Be safe tonight and have a happy new year!




31 comments:

  1. wonderful...my 2.5" scrap tote is overflowing....thanks for posting this!

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  2. Sounds like a great project! I'll get one or two out as soon as I can. Happy New Year!

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  3. Absolutely--I am on board with this! And thanks to you and Diane for the pattern. That is so helpful!

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  4. Oh my...of course I will do some...
    It's Okay for me !

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  5. Count me in too...and will post to my guild to share information. Thank you!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this. I will try to get a couple of blocks made and sent off.

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  7. Thank you for finding a pattern.i was planning to look for one. And Scrappy is great for this! This may be my NYE activity!

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  8. Thanks for being the vanguard for humanitarianism Lori! You are beyond inspiring! Happy New Year to you and your great family!

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  9. Thank you for posting pattern and continuing to help. I will be sending some blocks. Helping others is a great way to start the New Year.

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  10. I'll get a couple made too, and will pass the info on the my guilds as well. Thanks to Diane for the pattern.
    Happy New Year!

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  11. This is great - a wonderful way to help those who are in such desperate need. Thanks so much!

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  12. Thanks for the pattern....these will be perfect to stitch at work....if/as time allows...have to remind myself this is not an excuse to buy new fabric!

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  13. So happy to see my houses stitched with love! You have such a generous heart, thanks for sharing it!

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  14. HI, I am so sorry for your tragedy.About 3 years ago we had something just as tragic to the people that lived across the river. It was an F4 tornado and it took 3 lives and 1000 houses were destroyed in a matter of minutes. We paper pieced about as many houses and it hangs in the city hall once it was rebuilt. I like piecing better and will get those done for your sister quilters. In the mail soon,

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  15. Thanks for the heads up, Lori! You did all the work of finding a pattern, too, so thanks for saving me time there. =)

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  16. What a great idea! Your little houses so look great! Happy New Year Lori!

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  17. Thank you for sharing the pattern. What is the deadline for these. I live in Florida.

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    1. No real deadline. The quilt shop owner is trying to get a place at this point to relocate her shop.

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    2. I did find out July is the deadline!!

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  18. Ooo, I sent one box of fabric and yardage to the Paradise quilters. Here is the link to that address in my post, if anyone is interested.
    https://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2018/12/2018-monthly-color-challenge-and-2019.html
    I bet I have a house block laying around (or could whip one up quick).

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  19. Got mine done & will mail tomorrow! Thanks Lori for telling us about this.

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  20. This sounds like a wonderful initiative. Tell me is there a time limit.....as I live in Australia??

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  21. Thank you for the heads up. Several French quilters are also relaying in France. I relay too, and I gave credit to you and Diane Knott for the 10 1/2'' pattern.

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  22. I just saw this now, and wanted to know if there is a deadline for submitting the blocks?

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    1. No real deadline. The quilt shop owner is trying to get a place at this point to relocate her shop.

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  23. My sister sent you 3 blocks, from Las Vegas, which you probably have already gotten. I'll be sending 6 on Monday, from Jacksonville FL, and we both send out the request for blocks to our friends an fellow quilters.

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  24. Lori, I would like to make a few house blocks too. They may not arrive in CA till Feb... I hope that's not too late :)) cheers, Marian

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  25. I have collected 19 house blocks from several guilds and friendship groups that I belong to in the north Dallas areas of Mesquite, Rowlett, Garland and Dallas. I will be shipping them off to you today. Thank you for doing this.

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