In honor of Bonnie moving Quiltville to a whole new house in North Carolina, let's throw her a housewarming party. I wish we could all be there in person but this will have to be the next best thing.
Do you want to come to the party? Please make Bonnie a house block from a pattern on Quiltville. That can be a Scrappy Happy House or a far more wonky free-pieced house. Use a red fabric for the house's background so that there is a bit of consistency, but other than that, knock yourself out.
Bonnie will use these blocks to make charity and/or class sample quilts. If you could also include a 4.5" block with your signature on it that would be great too.
Some other suggestions of items to throw in a package for Bonnie: any orphan blocks you might have leftover from making Quiltville patterns. Or heck, make some new ones just for fun. In particular, I bet Bonnie would appreciate crumb blocks -- I know she's teaching a class on that technique and could use some samples.
And as a bit of challenge, how about a scrap of the ugliest fabric you own? Good quality fabric but uuuugly. I love looking through Bonnie's scrap quilts and finding just repulsive fabric in there and yet she always makes it work.
Bonnie's address is there on her homepage, so just make up the blocks and send 'em right to her. And if you could help me spread the word so that everyone hears about the party, that would be great too. Hope to see you all there!
P.S. no, that block up at the top of this post isn't getting sent to Bonnie since it's already in a quilt (and no, you haven't ever seen a photo of the whole quilt). I just needed a pic since I haven't made my house for Bonnie yet. Now I have to hop to it.