As a young woman back in the 70s, Crosby Stills Nash and Young were one of my favs. And "Our House" was one of my all time favorite songs. Every time I hear this song I'm back on the campus at Michigan State University. Today's Our House Applique Block is a tribute to that song and that time in my life. Hmmm... note to self... a whole collection of applique blocks dedicated to my youth... Joni MItchell's Big Yellow Taxi, Neil Diamond's Cherry Cherry, John Denver's Sunshine on My Shoulders. Wonder what I could do for Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody? Ah, but I digress... back to today's applique block!

To quote the song..."Our House, is a very, very very fine house, with 2 cats in the yard, life use to be so hard, but everything is easy cuz of you..." this block depicts a house full of life and love. From the 2 cats in the yard to flowers on the sill. I made it for our 6" x 6" blocks but it can be changed to meet your needs. Also, you can use a cotton fabric. Simply add 1/4" to all edges, turn the edges under, and use the stitches provided or a simple blind stitch. The pattern is available in the FREE Applique Data Base. Enjoy! 

(BTW... The version of Our House I found on You Tube is Crosby Stills and Nash now... but their harmony still remains, and although they may have aged, I'm still 19 years old when I listen to it!)

 

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Comments

We must be around the same age because all those songs are my songs. And you are right, Crosby Stills and Nash can still harmonize. As for the block, it is so very sweet. I need to come up with somewhere to embroider this. Thanks for the memories and tons of fresh, new, inspirational ideas. Love your site, Kimara.

Love the two little black cats in front and the pop culture reference. I'd love to see a Bohemian Rhapsody block! Thanks for the cute pattern.

So cute. It is a very, very very fine house. Love your blog. Lots!

The two cats guarding the house are just darling! It's a pleasure dropping by your blog as always! xx

I just love it! Your references to Neil Diamond, etc., are fabulous!

Do u hand sew ur applique or u machine sew them. They r so beautiful.

Thanks :) I hand sew my appliques. I love to handsew, and these give me a chance to play with some fun stitches. Occassionally, I will sew an applique on with a machine, but not often.

Kimara
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