House Block Swap Quilts

Several months ago I posted about my quilt made from house blocks I swapped with friends, most of whom live in Germany. “Mi Casa es su Casa” hung in the March quilt show in Nuertingen, Germany along with six other quilts made from the swapped blocks. Would you like to see pictures of the quilts? (Photographer – Conny S.)

Working from right to left, first up is Elaine’s “House of Houses.” The gray background fabrics furnish an unassuming backdrop for the brightly framed houses. I love the tree and flower details! Be sure to look for the cat in the window on each of the house blocks that Elaine, our feline-loving friend, made.

Martina’s “Zwischen unseren Haeusern” (Between our Houses) hung next to Elaine’s. The double quilt wall hanging was a neat way to display all the various sized blocks.

Susy’s title, “Im Schutz der Baumkrone,” is quite poetic (In the Protection of the Treetop). The blue sky background lends the suggestion of light, and the circular leaves add whimsy.

Angela added several miniature quilt blocks and a funky flower for interest. I like the movement of the black print separating the rows of houses. Her quilt is simply titled “Houses.”

Helga’s “Die Hauser meiner Freunde” (The Houses of My Friends) gives the impression of a neighborhood. She added the detail of an ambulance rushing away from the hospital. Zoom in to find a pirate, a whale, and two tiny birds.

The black polka dot fabric Ingrid used in her “Houses Swap 2017” keeps my eyes moving around the quilt! Purple Pinwheels and various widths of colorful sashing also spell “fun.”

Isn’t it interesting that we all received the same (or nearly the same) blocks, but we all interpreted them/set them in different ways? To see the differences and applaud the creativity makes participating in block swaps and round robins so enjoyable and worthwhile. Did you spot all the kitty cats?

I hope you enjoyed the show!

3 thoughts on “House Block Swap Quilts

  1. Great photos Connie of some gorgeous and creative quilts. Congratulations to everyone on the quilt show, and Thank You Aby for a terrific post — have filed this one in the SAVE file.

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