Sunday, February 5, 2012

Building houses again

I decided I needed to try and finish up the wonky houses this weekend so I can get them in the mail.  For the first one, I decided to go with pink for the house and a nautical print for the windows that makes it look like little panes.  I am afraid, it looks like bars on the windows, but it will look better when I get the machine applique stitches on them.

The next block started with the bottom.  It is left over from my Jacob's Ladder quilt.  I thought it looked like a farmers fields, so I decided to build what I think looks like a farm house.  Tom thinks it is a bit of a stretch to see farm fields, but I just let my imagination  go.

The last house was made with some strata I was playing with.  My goal here was to have it be sort of symmetrical wonky.  I am pleased with the way this one came out.  Now, I have two more to make before I have to select one to keep.  This one is in the running.  Here are the ten I have made so far.

I will be happy and sad to see these go, but I have seen some real beauties from other players.  This will make a fun quilt.
Until tomorrow, joyful quilting everyone.

9 comments:

Miriam said...

I love your wonky houses!

Sarah Craig said...

They're all great, but I really love that last one! The little trees just really make it....

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What fun house blocks! Oh, I like the last one - I think it is the trees that just grab me.

piecemealquilts said...

They're all wonderful, but I do love the last new one, with the double square trees. My other favorite is the purple one at the bottom with the Seussian "Truffula" trees.

Nifty Quilts said...

Miki, you really have a knack for these! I hope you'll keep making them, that is, if they're still fun for you.

sheila 77 said...

More great house blocks! I love them. The square trees are a good idea. I tried to choose which one I would keep, and it was difficult. Maybe the one with the extending extension, or the one with the palm trees or the first one with the trees on the roof?

Venus de Hilo said...

"Symmetrical wonky" -- what a great concept, sounds impossible but you've made it work! Love that third block, and the square topiary trees are so nice. As for choosing just one block to keep: that really does look impossible!

Carrie P. said...

What fun blocks.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Oh Miki I love all your houses! I can't wait to see which one I get!