Long story short, the roof uses templates, and I am not an advocate of templates. I tried three times, used seam rippers a lot, and just couldn't manage to make the houses where the eaves matched the walls! So, I sewed the three blocks together and made a table runner for the "back to school" season. Woodworker Hubby, myself, our two children, and my three sisters all started off as teachers, so the runner will bring back many school house memories. I just hope the houses don't fall down!
I used the runner as a practise for my free motion quilting, using my infamous loop de loop design with a few hearts along the way. Much more practice is needed!
It was also a wonderful project to use some of my stash fabrics. I love being able to open a cupboard door or take the lid off a tote and find just what I need.
Can you help me out? I would still like to make a version of Edyta's quilt, but I want to stay away from templates and still keep the idea of the stencil-look for the two-colour house. I have searched the net and haven't been able to find exactly what I want. If you have any ideas for me, I would be forever grateful, especially if it's a free pattern!
In keeping with the house theme, I made a couple of Fall table toppers/wall hangings, using the house block from Kaaren's The Painted Quilt Mystery QAL.
I used a very simple cross hatched quilting design.
I love the Fall colours so this should brighten up a corner of the house, although it looks a little faded in this picture.
I put a couple of houses together for a quilted welcome sign for my mom's new apartment. The little 12" hanger was purchased at The Covered Bridge Quiltery in Riverview, New Brunswick. They have lots of designs and different sizes so I know I'll be back!
It's a great day for quilting!