Sunday, February 12, 2017

Home Snowy Home

The many snow days around these parts lately have made staying in to sew the obvious choice.  Perhaps it was the cozy indoor atmosphere, but I found that 3 of my recent projects involved houses.

First was this whimsical, fusible applique birdhouse designed by Amy Bradley.

 This project was started as a group project at my guild.  In the center of the room, we had a big pile of bright and colorful fabrics  that we could choose from to make our houses.  I decided to  throw caution to the wind and just pick out the craziest fabrics I could find.  Even so, you can see by the extra circles in the photo below, that I got picky with choosing just the right fabric for the birdhouse windows:

It still needs to have all the pieces outlined with a buttonhole stitch, but I think that will be good practice for me.  In the meantime, I liked it so much, I had to add a little homeowner bird coming in for a landing.

The second house project that I have been working on is quilting my Hillside Houses quilt.

Just have to do a little background stippling in the sky area at the top and this one is ready to add binding.

The third house project is much more traditional:

This block is the first block in a Mystery quilt-along designed by Kathleen Tracy for her "Small Quilt Lovers" Facebook group.  It was quite a contrast to work with Civil War repros after all the bright colors of the first two quilts, but I do love 'em.

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3 comments:

  1. I *love* your hillside houses. You made such great fabric and color choices!

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    1. Thank you, Dora! It was a really fun quilt to make. Love playing with all those colors!

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  2. I love all your different variations of houses! The quilting looks really good on your Hillside Houses quilt. You used some gorgeous fabrics!

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