Friday, March 10, 2017

Quilters Laundry Day Blog Hop

Janice @ Color, Creating, and Quilting and Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch are hosting a blog hop today and tomorrow, showcasing Jenn's pattern Quilters Laundry Day, which you can download here.

Because the pattern is a house block, I decided to deviate a little bit from the blog hop.  (I'm hoping the hosts will forgive me since it's for a good cause.)  You may have heard in the news back in January that a gunman made an attack on a Quebec City (Canada) mosque.  The Montreal Modern Quilt Guild put out a call for house blocks to make quilts for each of the families of the victims.  You can read about it here.

So my block is not quilted, and I downsized it to 12.5 inches.

I had a little trouble modifying the size of the block (rushing does not pay), so instead of "making" a quilt block to hang on the clothesline, I used a fabric that reminded me of a quilt.

I also had another house block from an improv workshop I took, and both blocks are now on their way to Montreal to be sewn into a quilt.

There are many bloggers playing along with the blog hop.  I encourage you to go and visit.  And if you have time, consider sending a block to the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild.

March 10 Reveal Day

Jen Rosin  A Dream and a Stitch
Kate Heads at Smiles From Kate
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats

Melva Nolan at Melva Loves Scraps
Vicki at Vicki's Crafts & Quilting
Julie Stocker at Pink Doxies
Diann at Little Penguin Quilts
Jayne at Twiggy & Opal
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Leanne Milsom at Lizzie the Quilter
Sandra Walker at Mmm! Quilts!

March 11 Reveal Day

Janice Holton at Color Creating & Quilting
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Amy Gerlich at Amy Scrap Spot
Sharon Denney Parcel at Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Susan Gordon at Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Anne Boundy at Said With Love
Barbara Wootie at The Flashing Scissors
Jan Welander at Making Scraps

Mary Marcotte at Fleur de Lis Quilts


  1. Oh what a lovely idea Anja, and for such a good cause too.Love your trademark orange house.

  2. Oh you're brave! Resizing patterns is not easy! Good for you, Anja!

  3. Your house is orange...I knew it! What a wonderful cause where these house blocks can go to comfort others! I think you will be forgiven for deviating from the hop!

  4. Oh Anja, it's so wonderful to think that your house blocks will find their way into quilts for the victims of such a tragedy! So inspiring!

  5. What a great idea to contribute your block to that wonderful cause. I am all about quilts bringing comfort to those who need it. I like the fabric you chose to represent your quilt! very pretty. Thanks for joining us!

  6. How nice that your block will be joining others for a good cause. Great idea to use a fabric for the little mini....especially after resizing.

  7. I kept wanting to send the Montreal MQG my block too--I already sent them two :-) But it grew up to be a mini. Good work on both blocks (the math--!!) and I'm so glad you sent them yours.

  8. How perfect that you are sending that lovely orange house to Montreal and with that great pink house to go along with it.

  9. You are a deviant in the best way!! I know MMQG will appreciate your blocks. And you've also given us another neat idea for the mini mini quilt--that fabric piece is unmistakably a quilt hanging on the line.

  10. Before I even read this post, I was guessing that you made an orange house! Lol. Great idea modifying this block to go along with the house blocks for the Montreal Guild.

  11. What a great block Anja! i love the little quilt hanging on the line. :-). And thank you so much for sending it our way. I can't wait to see it in person!

  12. What a wonderful idea for a great cause, good thinking Anja.

  13. I'm sure it will be well loved where it ends up and your thought to donating it was so nice. Great job

  14. What a wonderful cause. Love what you've done with the blocks.

  15. A lovely idea to turn it into a block for a great cause. I love your house and think your quilt looks great.

  16. Good job, Anja, and nice work. I'm glad it turned out well in the end. Your words really made me smile because I was hustling to make mine, and everything that could go wrong did--mostly because I wasn't reading word for word and just filling in details I imagined.

  17. Truly inspiring that you sent your block away to be used and loved by someone you will never know or meet. I can't imagine how much work and refiguring it took to resize it. Nice choice of fabrics.

  18. Your block is lovely Anja, well done.

  19. When I looked at Andrea's post I wondered who took the time to make laundry on a clothesline. Very cool!!

  20. That is ingenious Anja. Using a fabric that looks like a quilt is the perfect shortcut method in this case. beautifully done!!!

  21. Your house block is sweet and its purpose is even sweeter!
    I am sure Jen & Jan don't mind your changing it, since it was such a great cause!!


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