Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wonky House 2 and a Mystery Quilt


Meet Wonky House 2.  I wanted it to have a Seuss flavor.  I added curves, window shashings, and fused trees to this one.  The problem I am having is that I want to keep the two I have made so far.  I have to come up with 11 to send in for the swap before March 1.  I am really enjoying the puzzle aspect to these blocks.  For the most part, I am piecing them.  For this one, I drew the design on freezer paper.  I labeled and cut out the different parts, then ironed them to the fabrics I wanted to use.  As I cut each one, I added 1/4" to each side.  I fused the window sashing to the windows before I sewed them to their adjoining parts.  I ended up fusing the trunk for the tree on the right, but the one on the left is pieced in.  If I do include this one in the swap, I hope the other person who gets it likes it as much as I do.


I am in charge of the Mystery quilt for my more traditional guild for 2012.  I have decided to use one of my own designs. These are the fabrics I am going to use.  The quilt is called Pinwheels in the Garden.  I am going to figure out how to link PDFs to this blog so I can share the clues here for anyone else who wants to join in.  This quilt will be a 48" square lap quilt without borders.  Borders can be added to make it bigger, or the number of 12" may be increased to make it even bigger.  I hope to put up the PDF for fabric requirements and cutting guide next Tuesday. I hope some of you will decide to join me in making this quilt.
Joyful quilting, everyone.



6 comments:

Karen said...

Your wonky houses are so fun. I look forward to your mystery quilt. I really enjoy mysteries. I enjoyed the H2H pattern you shared with me. I am hoping to make that pattern again.

MareeR said...

Loving your houses. I procrastinated too long after seeing your first house and have missed out on the next group although Jane will consider starting another group if she gets more enquiries. However I have made one house and started on a second so am going to keep going as I can always just make a quilt with my own blocks.

Sarah Craig said...

Your houses are so cute! And I'm looking forward to learning more about the mystery quilt - love the name of it!

Stephanie said...

Another great house! Love the Seussian trees... they look like palm trees to me. And the plaid-ish roof. I can see these blocks could be addictive.

krisgray said...

Love your colors for the mystery quilt - very pretty!

sheila 77 said...

What a fantastic wonky house. Love the wonky windows and chimney pot and the wonky roof. I'm really liking your choices of materials too.