2011 SOQS Quilt Block

My entry for this year's block contest.  When I got these fabrics I liked them individually, but not as a group and just didn't know what to do with it.  The pack sat around for a good two months.  A couple of days ago, I got it out and played around in my sketchbook with some ideas.  I finally settled on this one.  This block is inpsired by Tonye Phillips, Gwen Marston, Mary Lou Weidman, Jude Hill and Joanne Meyers.  After I got the applique done, it needed more so I added a lot of back stitch.  For the curious, here's the back.

I went back to make a mosaic of my previous blocks.  I guess houses are always on my mind, but I also considered doing a tree with moon, an owl and various patchwork star patterns.

Now, back to sewing!