Tuesday, 24 January 2012

more houses

i have completed 30 little houses and sat today and cut the fabric for the borders. i chose a red spot and a blue fabric and as you can see i have decided to mix them up rather than keeping them all the same. i am really pleased with the fabric choice, the colours work well together and i am already thinking about what else i can use them for. i have decided to use these first 30 houses and make a completed quilt, i will still make a house everyday but i think that throughout the year i will make a few smaller quilts rather than one large one.i am really keen to put the first one together to see how it looks, i hope to have something to show by next week. i may not have it quilted though as i am considering pieceing quilt tops first then doing the quilting when the weather gets better, so i can sit outside and finish them. i think this might work better for me so that i am not spending the spring/summer indoors at the machine but i will still have sewing to do.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

happy new year

hi, i have decided to take part in the building a house quilt by completing one block a day for 366 days! as you can see i have made a great start, 6 houses in 5 days, i am not sure how long i will keep this up. the house are fine to sew although a little wonky, but it took me 2 days of cutting fabric for about 2 weeks worth of houses. i did manage to get rid of a lot of scrap though so ill keep going for a while. if you are interested information on the project can be found at http://buildinghousesfromscraps.blogspot.com/
good luck.