I guess I lost a couple of weeks being sick or someone in my family being sick and here we are at the end of April! Our weather has been a bit of a roller coaster so I finished up this scrappy houses quilt top last week when we had a yucky day. I’ve just been waiting for someone in my family to help me take pictures. Here’s what happens when I lay things down to photograph:
Someone always thinks I laid that quilt down for them! That’s my kitty Shadow. She likes to get in the pictures.
Here it is without the cat. I thought it would be fun to make a quilt with all different color houses and throw in some red & black and here it is! I just used my fabric stash to make this except I wanted a black & white striped piece of border so I had to go out and buy some striped fabric. I wish now that the stripe was a little bit bigger to show up more but it’s done now so, oh well.
The black & white house I made looks a little off but I like it. My husband said it’s the ghost house. I just thought it would be fun to add. Overall, it’s a colorful, bright quilt that I really like and I only had to buy one yard of fabric. Now I just have to add this to the pile for quilting.
With the transition to civilian life and the hunt for jobs; we are not what you would call “settled” yet. I’ve had houses on the brain lately since I’ve wanted my very own for a long time. I guess we’re not there yet but I can make my own in the form of a house quilt! This quilt will use up more of my scraps and I plan to use big yellow strips in between the blocks (since I have so much yellow for some reason). I’m going to call it “The House that Scraps Built” and it will be scrappy & colorful. I still have a few more houses to “build” before I can put it all together.
I also continue to plod along with the hand quilting of my Farmer’s Wife quilt. I am happy to announce that I have finished quilting the blocks, sashing and triangles in the middle of the quilt and have moved on to the border.
After a year, my motivation for this project is waning. I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to quilt this. Basically, I just went down to my local quilt shop and grabbed the first stencil that looked like it would fit and then started. I may have to add a little here and there to make it fit. I would love to have this finished soon… like, maybe next Tuesday, but I’m worried that might cause blindness. I need to give myself a deadline. Probably before summer and it gets too hot! Stay tuned…
Since my Farmer’s Wife quilt is not exactly a portable project, I’ve finally jumped into the hexagon craze. Mainly for a project to take along with me.
Maybe in about 20 years, this will turn into a quilt?