Sunday, May 25, 2008

housing project

I join Tonya’s Lazy Gal Summer class earlier this year. And now that I have my swaps under control, it is time to work on something else. It’s fun to start new projects. But I try not to start any before I finish up what’s already in progress. I have a handful of unfinished quilts, and I don’t want to add anymore.

The theme of Tonya’s summer class is repetition. I wanted to make houses. I have made lots of wonky log cabin houses, but I wanted to try the more traditional house block. After browsing through Collaborative Quilting by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston (again), I was really fired up to start.
Here are the blocks so far:

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I will square them up when I put the whole thing together. I think I want it to be snuggle-on-the-couch size. And I’m not sure if it will just be houses or if I will add other things yet. For the houses, I set up a few particulars about fabric. The main parts of the houses will be dotted fabric, yellow windows, black dotted roofs, color coordinated doors and the background will be lime/bright green. I want it to be fun but not chaotic.

More pictures on flickr

11 comments:

LauraJ said...

oooh they look wonderful! i look forward to see this project as it develops! I like your personal rules you've set out for the houses.

susan said...

oo i hadnt heard of this group. is it too late to join, it looks like fun and lots of pretties in there. your houses look fab as usual.

upstateLisa said...

WEll, you shouldn't be surprised when I tell you... I love em, love em, love em!!! Love the colors too!

mariarrosa said...

They are so so so nice... I love them.

Patty said...

Hello, your little houses are just too cute! I love sewing and really enjoy seeing what others do.

Tine said...

The little houses are so cute! And I thought your wonky log cabin houses were the cutest ever....no I'm glad I don't have to pick a favourite :-)

jmbmommy said...

I love looking at your houses. I like the idea of some limitations on colors and types of prints. Good idea...maybe I will try that sometime.
Love the green!

Rae said...

Hey Sarah,
I'm in the lazy gal group too...and mini quilt on flickr. Love your houses. Very vibrant!

Stacy said...

Sarah, your little houses are darling. I love how they are all so different but have those few elements in common. It really ties them all together. They will make such a neat quilt.
And what a great lesson for your kids with the frogs and little bird. It is great you teach them to learn by thinking and using their imaginations! Have a great week. Love Stacy

Helen said...

These houses look so cute Sarah! Makes me wish I could go live in one of them! :)

Christie said...

looking good, you must have quite a stash of green scraps!
Can't wait to see it progress!