Monday, January 2, 2012

A New House and a New challenge

This one has a mid-century modern feel.  Each of these houses is a different kind of puzzle for me.  I get an idea, sketch it, then try and cut and sew it together.  I love puzzles, so that is fun for me.  This one gave me a little trouble in the driveway/walkway area, but I was able to make it work.  Three down, and nine to go.  I don't know what the next one will be, but it will be fun.

I have decided to join the 2012 Finish-a-long over at Quilter in the Gap.  For the first quarter, I have chosen these three projects to finish.

I need to quilt and bind Hokule'a.  This is a priority, and will be the first one I tackle.  I have stressed about how to quilt this one, but I think I am going to go with the thing I do best which is overall stippling. 

I would really like to get this wall hanging finished.  I want to hand quilt it, so it may take me a bit longer.  I do plan on getting it done by March 1.

Bayou Sunset is another small wall hanging I would like finish by hand quilting it.  Actually, I need to get this finished by the second Tuesday in February for my guild UFO challenge.
These are the three I am entering in Rhonda's challenge.  Hop on over there to see what other people are doing.  You might want to enter as well.  There are great prizes.
Have a wonderful few days while I spend the next three with Bella.
Joyful quilting, everyone.

9 comments:

beth said...

I love that house block! What a fun collection you're going to make! Good luck on all the quilting! Decisions are the hardest part!

MareeR said...

Another fabulous house - cant wait to see what you come up with next.

Nifty Quilts said...

Your little houses just keep getting better!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

More lovelies! I love your matisse lady.. I need to get mine finished too! so many projects so little time!

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

I believe I have said it before and I will say it again...You are an amazing quilter. I can't wait to see your projects finished (although they are fun to look at already). Thanks for playing with us.

sheila 77 said...

3rd January and you are already rocking! I love Bayou Sunset and the house series is terrific. Happy New Year, Miki.

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

Your quilts are beautiful works of art! Good luck, look forward to seeing them complete!

Stephanie said...

Another lovely house, and the "Bayou Sunset" piece is stunning. I'm going to go check out that "finish-along" thing, thanks for that link!

Kathy said...

Love your houses and all the UFO's. I hope to get some done, too. I'm "good" at making flimsys, Can't say that I am speedy with finishing, but some things do get done...years later!