Well I finished the House Block quilt top! Now re-named 'The Neighbourhood'. The original inspiration for the quilt was 'The Burbs' from the first Material Obsession book, but I prefer The Neighbourhood, as it is also the name of one of my favourite Arcade Fire tracks (get me, sounding so hip!).
Most of the quilt blocks were made by the Tag Square Bee which finished last year, and I have added some extras to make a bigger quilt.
here. The main thing, you all agreed on, was No Sashing. Which I was pleased about. So I made 2 more house blocks.
The one above is the 'Owl House'. The owls like to fly around their rooms, whilst keeping an eye on their pet peacock who is strutting around the ornate lawns.
this post on Where The Orchids Grow blog. The dressmaker is showing all her wares in the window and has stuck her mannequin in the way of the door (well she is short of space in that little cottage).
God, I love making these house blocks, and I think I enjoy making up silly stories about each of them even more!
Juliana's beautiful 'Fairytale House' arrived safely from Poland.
So here they are, all sewn together, but I knew they needed a border, and as I have such a bulging scrap bag at the moment I decided to make a scrappy Piano Keys border. You will need to scroll back up to the top to see how that turned out. I managed to make 3 and a half sides of the border just with scraps!
Here they are in place.
Now all I have to do is quilt it!! But that will have to wait a while as I have totally overdone it on Flickr swap sign-ups! I have 4 Flickr things on the go at the moment and it is taking me all my time to check the groups daily, never mind the sewing!
What about you lot, have you taken on too much already this year?