Friday, October 16, 2009

Sewconnected and Sewconnected 2: September

I finished up my blocks for the two swap groups I am in this past week. Both John and Amandajean requested houses inspired by this quilt. Isn't it beautiful? It makes me want a house quilt of my own!

The first block is for quiltdad. He sent a lovely gray Kona cotton and we added scraps from our collection for the houses. I couldn't resist making a dog house.:)

I used the leftover gray to make two additional bonus houses for him. I ran out of the gray, so he will have to add it to make it 12.5 inches square. I just couldn't resist! Once I finished, I realized that the light purple is really too close in tonal value to the gray;it doesn't show up as much as I had hoped, but it is bonus or lagniappe so he could not use it if it doesn't work!

My last house is for amandajean. Her block is 15.5" square. I learned from my experience with the lavendar to use really bright colors and I played with the roof detail. It reminds me of the eaves on 1920's mission style houses or victorian houses that I see when I take my dog out for walks around the neighborhood.

It feels good to finally have something quilty to share! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Wonderful houses! I'd happily live in any of them. ;)

bearbear said...

Very cute! And I know what you mean about having something to share. I finally got back in my sewing room, too! So therapeutic.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Your housed are too cute. I am almost tempted to make one too. Congratulations on your new little girl. She is so sweet I can tell. Thanks for sharing your story.

Karen said...

Your houses are nice. I can't believe you're already back into quilting!

jacquie said...

totally cute! i'm so hooked on these houses!! and you're sewing...you are an amazing woman!

Nishant said...

I know what you mean about having something to share. I finally got back in my sewing room, too! So therapeutic.

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