Wednesday, January 30, 2013

More is better?

Ok, I know I already made this block and showed this in my previous post.  But isn't more better? At least sometimes?  I'm going to include 2 rows of this block in my quilt.  I just had fun with it and had pulled (from my stash) more fabric than I needed for just one row so instead of 5 houses I made 10.
Several of the houses have more geometric prints rather than florals.  It is a bit of a change for me but I enjoy the variety of some of the more modern quilt fabrics.  This peachy sketch fabric just looked like it would make a cute house.
I'm really in love with herringbone and hounds-tooth   So when these became available in quilt weight, I wanted to have a few colors.  And this measuring print was too cute, so I picked up 1/2 yard of each.  I think they make a fun house.
More mixing of floral and geometric.  This one is one of my favorites.
Same with this house.  I like this blue and white check for a faux window, too.
I like this house a lot, too.  If you notice the chimneys, or not chimneys, I put 2 weather vanes there cut from vintage fabric.  The one on the right adds a bit of Pennsylvania Dutch to this house.  I like that.

-nanette

16 comments:

Jan said...

Your houses are so charming; love the weathervane! Would love to have a stash like yours to make one for my granddaughter, but I only have repros.

Mary said...

I vote to make an entire quilt of just houses...they are so cute!

Muddling Through said...

Each and every one of those houses made me smile! But then, your quilts usually do that. They are happy! I like that. (And you!)

Dotty Dolly said...

As usual I can't wait to see the completed quilt! You have some really love fabrics, and I love the weather vanes. Joan

Lynn said...

Love the houses, each in cuter than the next. I think they might be addictive!

Sherri said...

I love these, too! I keep meaning to ask...what is the background fabric you are using...I so love it!

Nedra said...

What a great idea! I love more houses, and the windows just say Nanette all over them. The weather vane is a perfect touch for the roof, too.

Lurline said...

What a beautiful suburb to live in - it would be nice to go shopping for a new home, lol!
Hugs - Lurline.

circle r motel said...

Thanks for giving permission to make more than one row of something for this quilt! I haven't been thinking much out of the box, but I like the print fabric for the background too. I at least have white print on white and not just plain white.

Lori Holt said...

Yes!!!!....More is BETTER!!!...I love them all Nanette...you're such an over achiever:)

Jan Marie said...

too cute

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

So sweet! Love your fabric combos!!

Vickie E said...

love the houses!

Yon Vann said...

I used to see my mom's friend quilting and I never knew that one day I would start quilting myself. Quilting is a very time consuming but relaxing activity especially after you see what you have made. The houses you made are so cute! Maybe I will do one like this.

Yon Vann

michelle said...

I am going to go sew my houses today. I wish I lived in your backyard so I could rob you of your cute fabric. I got an old movie going and Brent is out on the range checking his cows to I can sew and not be interrupted

pratima said...

This extra row of houses double the fun and cuteness! I love how each house has its own special features and how well mixed and scrappy the fabrics are!