Friday, May 20, 2011


The latest tradition with the outgoing President of the Limestone Quilters' Guild is to have a quilt challenge for the final meeting of the year.  This year's challenge consisted of using an 8 inch finished schoolhouse block and making a wall hanging, no larger than 20x30 inches.
Of course, I left mine until almost the last minute.  I used a schoolhouse block from EQ7, and pulled some fabrics from my stash.  Since I had lovely "sky" fabric, I didn't want to cut it into small pieces to finish the block, so I made a base layer of sky and grass, then I turned the seam allowances under and machine appliqued the schoolhouse to the background! 
I decided to add some thread painting, so first I stitched a tree
 Then I added the little flowered area......
I added some small buttons to the front of the schoolhouse, for a door knob and the heart because it mimics my guild's logo.....
I decorated the tree and the schoolhouse with tiny quilt blocks, cut from fabric bought many years ago.....
And finally the finished product!
I was amazed at how many sewing related fabrics I found in my stash!  I can't wait to see what others have done.  They will be on display on June 1 at our spring dinner meeting, and they hope to have them on display at the quilt show in June 2012 as well.


  1. Very clever!! I love the quilts hanging from the tree!

  2. Susan, that's amazing! You do such great work, and this is another example of that. :)

  3. It's wonderful...I especially love the block tree! Wish I had a block tree of my own :)


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