Monday, September 10, 2007

Wonky house first try

I am crazy busy at work, and facing a work event tomorrow that starts at 7am and goes through dinner, which means I won't see the kids on either end. Thinking about it has me in a bad mood, so I've been stalking around the house restlessly trying to figure out what to do with myself. I don't seem to be hooked on much TV these days, and I'm too restless to settle down and read. And another tulip block seems boring. (I have only finished one so far, and I have many to go, so it's not a good sign that block two seems boring...) So, I decided to try Tonya's house tutorial. Somehow that seemed like just the thing. It is my first try at freehand piecing. I messed up the roof -- it's offset terribly. Looks pretty funny, but it was a good first try. There is a cat in the doorway, and a mouse in the window, in case you can't tell what those are. Hee hee hee! I have no idea what I will use this for if anything, but it was sure fun!

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Lazy Gal Tonya said...

oh you figured out how to make me squeal. You did NOT mess up the roof. Wonky, remember? It gives the house character. If you wanted the houses perfect, you'd be measuring and using templates (boring!) Have fun, make more and don't stress!

jovaliquilts said...

Laurel -- it's GREAT!!!! I absolutely love it. :)

You can save it as a part for the parts department (have you read Collaborative Quilting?), or make more for a quilt, or just make a tiny one-house quilt to hang somewhere. You could make seasonal ones and ones for different things and change them all the time! Lots you can do. I bet the kids will love them. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurel,

I think it's adorable! You should put it up in one of the kid's rooms just for fun. It looks like an illustration in a children's book to me.

I love your new tulip quilt and the green around the edges makes the tulips really "pop" out. The colors are beautiful. I'm going to start reading more on your quilt site. It's like reading your diary. What a wonderful way to express your thoughts and feelings. Someday you may use some of these to write an autobiography... after you're famous, of course.... Love, Mom

comicbooklady said...

You can't just make one house! Trust me it's addictive! I find it can be very stress relieving just to pick from your scraps and go with it!

Hedgehog said...

Very cute house! I love the striped roof!

Laurel H. said...

Another quilting Laurel! Nice to meet you. :)

And I love the house block, too!