Friday, August 29, 2008

Polka Dot Estates

I finally finished my "housing project" quilt. I made this quilt for Tonya's Lazy Gal Summer 2008 class. The theme of this class is repetition. I pieced it in a few days, quilted it in just a day, and spent months procrastinating on binding it. Why? Why do I do that? I know why, because I started other projects. I can't have more than one project going. I wont come back to it in a timely manner.

Polka Dot Estates

I have renamed the quilt Polka Dot Estates (thanks for all the suggestions on flickr). LauraJay and I were talking about house quilts recently, and I sent her a link to Tonya's house tutorial. Guess what she called it? housing project! No wonder I thought it was a great name. I guess my subconscious held on to that name until I started my quilt. Sorry Tonya! Never meant to use your quilt name. Eek! Please accept my apologies!

Polka Dot Estates

Well, I'm glad to have this quilt finished. I had declared this the "year of quilts for my family". This is the first full sized quilt I have made for us to keep. I hope to have a few more quilts done by the end of this year for us too.

Polka Dot Estates

4' x 6'
free pieced
machine pieced and quilted
hand stitched binding

Polka Dot Estates

17 comments:

LauraJ said...

oh you must show the backing!
it's an extraordinary quilt for an extraordinary quilter! Kudos to one of my biggest quilting inspirations!!

Tine said...

It is so so so awesome!!! I love this! And please show us the backing...
I second lauraj....you are one of my biggest quilting inspirations too :-)

mariarrosa said...

Congratulations!!! It is wonderful!

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I'm so in love with this quilt. The houses are great, but I think the choice of the green background really makes it. Well done!

gwensmom said...

A masterpiece! It looks wonderful, especially with the girl and the dog. Congrats on getting it done. Now go and make some more :)

Patty said...

Wow, I love this quilt! And thank you for the link to the "House Tutorial".

septemberbird said...

You have made a fabulous quilt to be treasured ! Kudos to the contractor and builder !

upstateLisa said...

OMG Sarah!! It is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

Helen said...

Its fantastic! I'd love to live in a housing estate like that! And well done on making this year about quilts for your family, its hard to do but you guys deserve it!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

congrats! What a fabulous, fun quilt. great color choices - light and happy.

TLC said...

I love it! The houses are so cute. I love the colors you used and all the polka dots.

Magpie Sue said...

This is such a cheerful, happy quilt :- )

Thanks for giving us the finished dimensions. That helps me make up my mind about the quilt I'm debating whether to border or not!

Jacquie said...

magnificant, simply magnificent...i can't get over how wonderful this is. it's so great seeing it being used. you are so talented!!!

artisania said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I would also love to see the backing. This is such a fun project, I love how free and easy it looks. No stress quilting - love it!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

This is so great! I'm so glad that your family is keeping it and using it :)

amandajean said...

such a fabulous job, Sarah! this quilt hasn't left my mind since I saw it on flickr last week. I still haven't started on my houses, but I am eager to try. your quilt is truly stunning.

audreypawdrey said...

This is beautiful! I love all the houses and it so cheerful-which I really, really like.