Here is the design for my latest quilt project, as illustrated using Electric Quilt software.
This will be my version of Carrie Nelson's pattern "Come On-a My House" from Miss Rosie's Farmhouse Favorites. Here is her original from the book:
I don't want a full size quilt, so I redrafted the house blocks to a smaller size, and edited out the larger stars. In my last post I showed the tree units I had made so far, and this week I started building the houses.
Each house consists of 36 pieces. In a weeks time, I have only completed the sewing on 2 houses:
They only look wonky because they are not yet sewn
UPDATE: Monday. I finished sewing the 3 houses I had cut out:
I realized it's not the sewing that takes the most time, its the choosing of 6 fabrics that will work together and yet still have enough contrast, and then cutting those fabrics, keeping in mind any directional prints.
I'm going to take a short break from building houses, and start working on the Sawtooth Stars.
By the way, Carrie Nelson came up with the name of her quilt (Come On-a My House) from the song made famous by Rosemary Clooney, but I'm going to call mine just "Saltbox" which is what the style of the houses remind me of.