Monday, November 15, 2010

friendly neighborhood

Who knew
when I bought this prime real estate last summer
it would turn out so nicely?
Quilt Blogland happens to be, in my humble opinion,
the NICEST Neighborhood around!!!
Rent is cheap,
Yard work is nil,
No housekeeping!!!
And....the company I keep here is truly amazing!!
There is never a cross word spoken...
don't you wish real life was like that???
Hey!!
We even rub shoulders with the rich and famous!
We visit them and sometimes they come over to our humble abodes!!!

After spending some quality (HA!) time on the couch yesterday,
I had time to ponder.
How can I celebrate this awesome place???
Have a party??
Sounds a bit difficult.

I know!!
We can build a quilty neighborhood.
Here's my idea.

Let's all make a 12" square house block.
Any kind of house.
A fabric house, of course.

Write your blog address on your house.
If you don't have a blog...no problem. Just your name will do.
I know the non-bloggers love our neighborhood too. Right?
I will collect these houses and some lucky winners
will be able to make a blogland quilt with them!!!
And hopefully share the pictures of the finished quilts with all of us!
Since I'm running the show, I guess I'm out of the running/winning. :(

I will collect houses until Jan. 1.
I will send each winner 9 to 12 house blocks.
The number of winners will obviously depend on
how many of you send in a house. :)

How does that sound??
How many blogland quilts will we create??
I hope you agree with me...
We live in a great community here!

Come on!!
Let's celebrate blogland!!
Aren't we a great bunch??
Yes!!!
Rah! rah! rah! and all that jazz. :)

So...if you're interested....you've got to leave me a comment.
I will then send you my real life, mortgage due dates,
needs cleaning, noisy, kind of address!!!!

There is no deadline. No commitment.
You can tell me you're going to do it...
and then not do it!
The catch:
I need to receive your block by Jan. 1, 2011. ;)
I'll be celebrating the new year with
a bunch of blocks!!
Sooooo....
all you need to do is....
Make a 12x12" house block.
Leave a comment to let me know you want to win!
I'll send you my address!!!
Then of course...you've got to mail the block!
You may be the winner of one quilty neighborhood!!
Easy. Peasy.
One more thing!!!
Tell your friends!!!
The more the merrier.

105 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fabulous idea! I so love being part of this quilty neighborhood. It truly is a great place full of good neighbors helping each other, sharing ideas and inspiration.

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  2. Oh wow what a great idea :0)
    I have to admit to visiting my blog friends "homes" more than anyone in my neighborhood.
    I'd love to make a block and have a chance to win too.

    Thanks Beth and
    Happy sewing and for always leaving an uplifting message at my blog home :0)

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  3. What a cool idea! I'll try to get one done and off to you!

    And if you can come up with ideas like that while in the throes of a migraine, imagine what are you capable of on a good day!! ;-)

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  4. I love this idea! I just found your blog through Beth at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and I am now a follower! I am in and will begin my new "house" tomorrow!
    Maria

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  5. Beth, this is a fun idea! I'm in!!

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  6. This sounds like fun, Beth; I'm in!

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  7. I'd like to play I will have to see if I can find a house block to follow.

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  8. I'm in! And already thinking about what kind of a house to make. I'll post about this on the Selvage Blog tomorrow too. Great idea!

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  9. I love this idea! I'm not sure if I'll join in or not, but I definitely want to see the results! :-)

    ~ Meagan

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  10. I am in! I won't be sending my house until after Thanksgiving, but it will be sometime in December for sure : ) Great idea, and I enjoy your blog.

    elizabeth

    http://piecefullife-elizabeth.blogspot.com/

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  11. I've never made a house block but this sounds like such a fun idea I can't resist!

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  12. I am thinking surely I can squeeze one more thing in before chrissy. Count me in.

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  13. I would LOVE to do this. Can't wait to start! I'm going to make my dream starter home, because I'm getting married in a couple of years :)

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  14. This sounds like fun. I've never made a house block--a new challenge and maybe a chance to have a house quilt.

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  15. Great idea - I would love to do this. Ros

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  16. I've been wanting to make some house blocks - thanks for the push in the right direction!

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  17. Well, I've never done anything like this, and have never made a house block before either, but count me in! I wanna try it! :) Hope it looks good when I'm done! Can't be that bad, right?

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  18. Hi, the idea is great!!!!
    Please, count me.... I´m going to do my house!!!

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  19. Sounds like fun, count me in.

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  20. That sounds do-able. I'm in. I'm SURE it'll be EASy to fit in a 12 inch block before Jan 1. Your job is going to be a bit more difficult though. Good luck.

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  21. Sounds like fun. Count me in. I love house blocks.

    Michele

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  22. I am so in!!!! Great idea. So glad I found your blog (I surfed in from the selvage blog)!!!

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  23. I'm in! Is there a pattern to follow for the block?

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  24. oh I wanna play! I found this from the selvage blog I read everyday! Hope to win, but I wish everyone good luck!

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  25. I want to, so I'll chime in here. Send me the info, it sounds like fun! Thanks, Beth!
    Your tree quilt is such a happy one! Congrats on the finish. I like your binding info, too...
    :-}pokey

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  26. It sounds like fun and is such a cute idea.

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  27. Interesting. Sounds like fun. I will give it a try.

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  28. oh us tooo - dd's and I want to make some. Love your little house. Reminds us of the beach.

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  29. I should very much like to be your neighbor! I'm in... *grin*

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  30. What a fabulous idea, Beth. Please count me in, if a blogger from Australia is allowed to join in?

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  31. I love house blocks and I would love to be your neighbor!

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  32. This sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in.

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  33. I hope I have this right - I get back the same number of blocks I send in? OR the winners get the blocks?

    whichever it is, I'm in for one block at least. :) IF the former, I'll make more.

    :) Linda

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  34. I'm in!
    Sounds like so much fun!
    Can't wait to hear the details.
    what a fun opportunity

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  35. I love your house block Beth, and I agree about this wonderful neighborhood. What a great idea you came up with! Count me in! Of course, I like the party idea too ;-) Just today my daughter was asking if I had any "friends" in California that we could visit ;-) {She was reading over my shoulder while I was on Twitter and GoogleReader}

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  36. Beth, What a fun fabulous idea!!!! My favorite wonky block is making wonky houses so I am in if still time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pls contact me if I can still participate but I will warn you, I may send you a neighborhood of 12" blocks......Once I get started.....

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  37. I love this idea. I would love a house quilt! Can we send in more than one?

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  38. Count me in. It sounds like fun.

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  39. I'm a sucker for a block challenge like this. I especially like house blocks! Put my name on the list too, please :- )

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  40. I don't have a blog, but am often in this hood, does that make
    me a squatter? LOL Count me in - fun idea!

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  41. Perhaps I can be a part of this game?
    It´s a long way from Germany! But we are all to nearby! :-)))
    Happy quilting
    Bea

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  42. I would love to try this also.
    Please count me in. December will be a busy traveling month for me but will get at least one out to you. Please sent me your addie. Thanks for a great idea.

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  43. Yes! I want to play, too! I'm headed down to the sewing room right now. I love that there is so much time, time for lots of entries!

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  44. I just finished making my house. That was a blast. Can't wait to see all the others. Off to the post office first thing tomorrow.
    Karen

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  45. I'd love to play! Making houses is my kind of fun!

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  46. Are European houses allowed to play??

    Ann J (France)

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  47. The neighborhoods are going to be amazing with all of the enthusiasm! I was up last night at 3 AM making 2 blocks and loved sewing for people I have never met! Beth, look what you have done to us with such wonderful energy!!!

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  48. Hi, Yesterday I finished my House... Today I send you!!!
    If you want to see my house, I have put some pictures on my blog ...

    www.lovingtopatchwork.blogspot.com
    Thanks.

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  49. Hi Beth ... I want to play, too! Thanks for having a "block party"!
    (don't have a blog)

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  50. I'd love to make one and join everyone in the fun. I read about this at Karen's Selvage Blog.

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  51. Sounds like a great way to be friends. I would love to be a part and will be working on my house block soon. Thanks for the great idea!!!

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  52. I'm another fabric addict that found her way here from the Selvedge blog. this is a fun project idea - count me in! Now to design my humble abode....

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  53. I would love to join and have a box of house orphan blocks that I can send.

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  54. Please count me it! A block party :) in the quilting 'hood! Oh what fun!! Thank you so much for taking this on :) Truly sorry about your migraine, but you did have a nice quilt to snuggle on the couch with ... take care!

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  55. Oo, oh, can I play? Pretty please :-)

    Hope I'm not too late to join

    Benta

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  56. Another European house( or a few more)is going to cross the ocean.Please, count me in

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  57. I Love this idea! I don't blog but I love to read them so count me in.
    Diane bluedove

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  58. I've always like house blocks. I'm in!

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  59. I think this sounds like a fabulous neighborhood to be in! :)

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  60. I'd love to join in the fun!! What a wonderful idea to celebrate this wonderful neighborhood! The only thing I'm not sure about is that you don't get any blocks. I think as the organizer you should be allowed to pick some blocks randomly. i'm sure if you put it out there to everyone would agree that you deserve it for doing lots of work as a coordinater.

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  61. I dithered and procrastinated (BIG WORD) and really wanted to do this. Then, this lovely crisp sunny morning I decided. Yes, I want to be part of this. Even if I dont win, I will be looking out for my wee cottage coming up in further blogs. I'm in. :0). Thanks for planning this. Know I will enjoy sooo much. B.

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  62. What a fabulous idea - I love this neighbourhood too! I'm definitely in. And, thank you so much for the generosity of your idea.

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  63. Fantastic idea!! Who couldn't use a bloggy neighborhood of handcrafted goodness?

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  64. Hi! I just came across your blog from a friends blog and totally love the bloggy neighborhood idea! 30 years ago I thought maybe someday I would learn to make a quilt and when I did I wanted to make all kinds of houses ( I was 15)I did learn to quilt but have never made a house quilt yet! Please count me in! I have a blog and now am a follower of yours.
    ~Donna A~

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  65. How fun, I want to send one in! I even made it already!

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  66. Wow Beth its really catching on!
    I have ideas running around in my head but haven't started yet :0)...I can't wait to see what everyone does.

    Happy thanksgiving and Happy Sewing

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  67. Me, too! Me, too! I wanna play........this looks like fun....

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  68. I hopped over from Retrofabulous blog, count me in, I can make at least one house block and get it to you by Jan 1 2011. Great idea.

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  69. Sounds awesome as I have some orphan house blocks that need a neighborhood! And I need to go to the post office any way! Thanks for organizing this--I, too, love my neighborhood!

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  70. Hi Beth -
    I think you sent me details, but I can't seem to find them - would you resend them - sorry -
    Can't wait to make my house -
    xo

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  72. Ok, count me in....can't resist this one! Sorry I deleted my other comment it had a mispelled word in it and it drove me crazy!

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  73. I've been looking for a quick new 'swap'! Well, in theory it's not a swap but it is a GREAT idea! Am I too late to join? It sounds like fun! Cos you are so right about the friends made in blogland! They are the BEST! Suz

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  74. hello, this looks like fun, a few questions does the house block have to pieced or can it just be like sewn on with rough edges, thanks.

    doubletime95@hotmail.co.uk

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  75. I want to play with a 12 block house or two. Send me your address please.

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  76. I'd love to join the neighbor, sounds like fun. Address please!
    Libby

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  77. LOVE this idea!! Not sure if I can but please send me your address just in case...

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  78. I finished my block yesterday. I hope you get lots of houses! Please send me your address and I will get it in the mail ASAP.

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  79. I'd like to move into this neighborhood! Please send your address.. my house is under construction.

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  80. What a great idea! Count me in, please. I don't know if I can actually get a block done this month (slight panic is on the horizon here), but I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

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  81. I have a house ready to send. I just need your address.

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  82. What a sweet idea....count me in!!

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  83. Oh yes Beth....I'm most definitely ALL about
    good real estate...especially something there in your neighborhood! HA!! Count me in please!

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  84. I think I can squeeze it in! Sounds like fun.

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  85. Oh I would love to give it a shot! I have never made a house block, but it would give me something new to try!

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  86. I'd love to enter. I've made my house block already. Please send me your SMA.

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  87. I've just finished my house block-it's slightly liberated in style-and will send it off soon. Thanks for a great idea.

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  88. I'd like to try this if you send me your address! Looks like fun.

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  89. Sure, I'll make a house. Tell me where to send it.

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  90. Oh I would love to join in. Hope I am not to late. Please send me details and your SMA.

    http://maria-lifeontheblock.blogspot.com

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  91. what terrific fun! i'm so glad i found this in time! i'm in! i'm in! i'm in! send me the info and i'm off to my studio to make my block today! woohoo!

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  92. I would like to be in it too! I only hope the mailman plays nice and can get my block to you in time! Just let me know if I can sign up?

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  93. I just found some "lost" house blocks....I think they would be very happy to join one of your neighborhoods!

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  94. Okay! I just finished my first house block ever! I made it 12 1/2" but easily trimmed to 12". Is the block, supposed to be 12" as sent or 12" finished? Anyway, I want to do a couple more and get in the mail tomorrow. Would you please email me your addy? Thank you! Toni

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  95. great idea...house swapping!!!

    Kathy

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