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Be My Neighbor Block 7

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Moving on, now I am on schedule of two blocks a month.  Next up Block 7.  I got out the previous blocks along with my spring scrap basket to choose the next house colors.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

I decided on the darker blue for the sky for this block. It has a tree, so I dug out the fabric with the oranges and leaves for that. Daffodils will go on the ground again, and the roof will be the marbled brown. I knew I wanted some pink in this house, so one of the flying geese units will be pink, and the other green, with a white background.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

Cutting the pieces went more carefully this time noting the 1/4 and 3/4 dimensions.  This took longer than sewing the block, even with the boo-boos.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

There were a lot of squares to draw angled lines on this time, so I did all those at once.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

Laying out the sections, they were chain pieced as much as possible.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

This also allowed for ironing in batches, which meant fewer trips to the ironing board.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

It was going really well, and then the ripping-out streak continued. I had to rip out and resew this seam three times before I was OK with the result.  The left side of the roof and chimney just refused to line up to my satisfaction.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

Then I did this, LOL!! More ripping and resewing. Oh well, maybe next time!

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

I got the tree reoriented correctly, the roof matched up a bit better, and the geese set.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

Right and left sections completed.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

And the block was done.  No birdies to applique this time.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

If you are just now finding this series with me, and you’d like to make these blocks too, go to Bear Creek Quilting Free Moda Be My Neighbor for the patterns for all 16 blocks. I’ll be doing two a month until they are done. Here are Blocks 5,6 and 7 together.

Be My Neighbor Block 7 at From My Carolina Home

After I finish Block 8 in a couple of weeks, I’ll add it to this row. I haven’t decided on what to do for the sashing yet, maybe a cobblestone fabric that looks like a street? Or more sky fabric? Or florals? I’m just not sure yet.

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Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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10 thoughts on “Be My Neighbor Block 7

  1. That is going to be such a nice scrappy quilt.

  2. Good morning Carole,
    Having a bad weather day here, Mon. was bad and today is even worse they say. Were under a tornado warning about an hour ago, great day to be at home with all my projects, which one should I work on first, ha ha. Your coordination of the homes, trees and flowers are fantastic. Love the way this is coming together. You mentioned the sashing, it gave me an idea, how about the horizontal being the pebble stone and the vertical being the sky since sometimes one can see it all the way to the ground between the homes. Just a thought. Especially love the red bird for good luck and happiness.
    Phyllis

  3. I am working on the quilting of Edyta Sitar’s Dresden Stars. I hope to start cutting out my starched fabrics for your Scrap Dance Two-Step this week! Sewing the pieces will follow quickly after that! Thank you for your inspiration!

  4. You are making fantastic progress on this – love seeing your fabric choices!

  5. Love your tree. Working on 13 crabapple trees from Bonnie Hunter pattern set on point
    Have to…Have too……go buy fabric for sky fabric.

  6. You are making wonderful progress despite all the unsewing!! The blocks are lovely.

  7. Such a variety of houses. They are all pretty.

  8. This is very cute, I really like the tree!

  9. They look so good together, Carole.

  10. Your house blocks are wonderful, Carole! I love the daffodil fabric!

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