I'm organising a block raffle for the guild meeting in November. Participants are to bring in a 12 inch block that is pieced or appliqued using traditional Christmas colours. The blocks are sorted into groups of 3 to 5 blocks (depending on numbers and styles) and then one of those blockmakers wins the group. So it's not a swap where everyone wins, it's a raffle with about 20% odds (which is pretty good).
This is my contribution. You may remember this pattern from a few years ago. Nanette at Freda's Hive designed it and her tutorial can be found here.
I made a few of these houses and the pattern is smaller than 12 inches. I've added fabrics on three sides and the block will need trimmed back. I'm debating whether I should trim it or leave that to the winner. It really is hard to get the same size block off different quilters and she may appreciate the extra fabric for tweaking. What do you think?
I'm making up another block as well if time permits. I sure love the Christmas fabrics.
Better go. Got the day job tomorrow.