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Let’s Bee Social #72

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

If you were here for last week’s Let’s Bee Social….
I just bet…  you can easily guess…  what these Kona cotton solids are for…

More Hillside Houses….

The Hillside Houses quilt along is run by Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts.

This is my FIRST experience following a pattern designed by someone other than myself. It’s a strange feeling to pick up a pattern and start from the beginning. But I am enjoying this Quilt Along immensely. It’s a lovely way to spend some time in the sewing room. Very relaxing and a lot of FUN!

Last week I showed you my first block…

And today I am happy to show you my finished 2nd block….

And my 3rd block….

Three little big beautiful houses at the base of the hillside!

If you are interested in the Hillside Houses quilt along, Cristina’s first post announcing the quilt along can be found here.  And the post for the instructions for the first block can be found here.  The instructions are posted each Wednesday on Cristina’s blog.  Just in time to Bee Social!

Now Let’s PARTY!!!!
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What is the Let’s Bee Social???  You can read the details here.

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25 Responses

  1. Your houses are looking great together! I think it is amazing that this is your first experience working from someone else's quilt patterns. It is a totally different experience, isn't it?

  2. Hi Lorna! Your houses are Super! Im so fond of this pattern and hope to start my houses soon! I haven't done also any quilt with a pattern so lets see how it feels. x Teje

  3. SewPsyched! says:

    Oh my goodness!! What sweetness!! How fun would it be to do this quilt in holiday fabrics, too?! I adore your colors and piecing. XX!

  4. KMTrott says:

    Love your houses and thanks for the link to the QAL 🙂

  5. Dear Lorna I love the updates to your blog and your new Kona cotton solids, they will make new tremendous houses!!

  6. Great idea of using solids for these blocks. It will be a beautiful quilt, Lorna!-Soma

  7. Nilya says:

    This is going to be so lovely!

  8. charlotte says:

    Love your houses. I have downloaded all the patterns so far, but have not yet started. I don't have many solids, and am trying to decide whether to buy some or to dig through my stash and see what i can come up with.

  9. I have been busy stitching little tumblers – your houses are cute.

  10. Lara B. says:

    Love those big houses! You jumped right in and caught up fast. What a great color scheme. It is amazing that this is your first time sewing someone else's pattern Lorna. That says a whole lot about your own creativity!

  11. OH NO!!I want to make this right nowYour houses are so cute. I want to do this STATDo I have to buy a pattern? I will in a NewYork second lolOh my, you are inspiring

  12. Laura Chaney says:

    I love the houses, they look super great in the kona solids!

  13. Carla says:

    Me too Lorna! I am loving these houses : ) Yours look great

  14. Jayne says:

    I am so loving these! I wand to live in a house on a hilltop!

  15. Love the colors in your houses. I would love to quilt along but I have so many UFOs and promised quilts I will never catch up. Debbie

  16. Unknown says:

    Super cute! It's really coming along.

  17. I am hoping to join in the hillside fun. Yours looks great!

  18. Wendy says:

    such delicious colours! The houses are coming along great, I was tempted by this one!

  19. Ioleen says:

    Love your houses Lorna. Super colours. Bright and happy houses. Have been downloading patterns.

  20. Heidi says:

    I really want to do the houses! Been printing it out, but I will not be able to do them for awhile – it'll be a big catch-up week this summer!

  21. Kaja says:

    This is looking good. I love the colours you have chosen.

  22. Those houses are really cute, and they would fit in with Newfoundland's 'Jellybean Row' with those beautiful colours!

  23. Loving the Kona!! The houses turned out great.

  24. Patty says:

    I'm going to play along as well. Should be fun~

  25. LA Paylor says:

    love the house blocks but they do take some planning for color, no? I am not so good with planning… but I want to make them too. I guess you must color in your plan before even starting right? LeeAnna