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!)