Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A house and a doll blanket

This is wonky house seven.  Only five more to go.  I machine appliqued the tree onto this one.  I am sad that I don't have enough of the sky fabric left to make any more blocks with it.  I think it is a great sky.  If you want to see more great wonky houses, go over the the Wonky House Flickr page.

After I finished the house, I decided to put this doll quilt together.  Last week, when Bella was in the room with my stash, she pulled out the fabric with the blue flowers.  She decided she loved it.  Then she pulled the red and white to go with it.  Next, she pulled the pink and red and said she needed one more.  I pointed her toward the teal.  She wanted it to have flowers, but decided it was okay when we couldn't find any teal with flowers.  Then she asked me if I would make another doll quilt with them with a cuddly back.  I think she means minke, but she will get flannel.  I had the fabric on my table for a few days when I decided to just start playing. 
I really like how this pattern worked out.  I wouldn't mind having a larger quilt like this.  Unfortunately, the red with blue flowers is from a deconstructed shirt, and it was a small shirt.  The pink and red was from an estate sale bag of scraps, and there is very little of that left.  I have plenty of the red and white I got at a garage sale next door.  It is home decor fabric.  The teal is from a bag of solids I was given by a friend.   I think there is enough of everything to make myself a mini to hang on the wall, or a pillow top.  This quilt is 20"x20".
I think the snow is about at an end for us.  It snowed steadily all morning, and we got about 5" total in our neighborhood.  It has been so beautiful.  I think most people will be happy to see it gone.  We are supposed to get back into our typical winter rain starting tomorrow. 
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great house block - and just love the sky fabric - will have to be on the look out for similar. So fun to make minis and this is cute - she has a good eye for color/fabric. We had little snow, but very cold and terrible winds last night and thru the day.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your house. Looks like a two story, which I don't think I've seen before. Love those wonky windows too!

Sarah Craig said...

Very pretty doll quilt! Tell Bella she did an excellent job picking her fabrics. And your little house block is just too cute!!

sheila 77 said...

Bella obviously has an eye for colour and there's something satisfying about squares. That's a sweet little tree with the wonky house. Isn't it annoying when you only have a little piece of a favourite fabric left and can't get anymore. We had a tiny bit of snow today.

Nifty Quilts said...

I'm really enjoying your houses!