Monday, January 16, 2012

Two new wonky houses

When I created this house, I was thinking of yurts I saw photos of 40 years ago from the barren plateau region of Afghanistan.  On the inside, the walls were covered with beautiful woven rugs.  I put them on the outside here.  None of the ones I saw had an overhang for shade.  I decided it needed it.  It looked very hot in the summer.  Another thing I remember about the photos was how deep and dark the sky was.  It is quite a high altitude.  Maybe that is why.

I saw a house like this in a Dr. Seuss book at Bella's.  It was a little curvier, but I decided I was not up to curves today.  I was most taken with the room that just hung off the side with its own roof.  I used the same house fabric as the yurt because I didn't want to waste any of it, and because I think it is bright and pretty.
I also got a wall hanging prepared for hand quilting.  This one is the UFO for February for my guild.  I may actually get it done by the meeting.  That would be sweet!
There is still plenty of snow on the ground here, and they are calling for more over the next couple of days.  We had one of those really beautiful biggish flakes-coming-straight-down showers for a while earlier.  I am sure the Eskimos have a special word for it.
Have a wonder filled day, and joyful quilting, everyone.


Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Miki I love both houses! That sky fabric is gor-ge-ous, especially in the first one!

Stephanie said...

The houses are adorable, of course, but I am really taken with the sky and ground fabrics in the first one!

Nifty Quilts said...

You are really having a lot of fun with these!

sheila 77 said...

I like the house with the hanging extension. How will you be able to part with these amazing houses?

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your houses look wonderful Miki! I love the house with the little extension.

Kathie said...

o I love these two as well
the second house I could call the coffee house, reminds me of a coffee cup!!!!
I took out my liberated quiltmaking book yesterday and looking at Gwens wonky houses , I may just have to make a few and join in your fun!

Lesley said...

Your wonkies are beautiful...the fabrics are just so yummy!

Miriam said...

Wonderful fabrics in your houses! I really love the sky fabric and the ground fabric in the first one!