It is my day for the Welcome to my house blog hop! Wow, there have been tons of great ideas, wonky houses, appliqued houses, stylized houses, and old fashioned houses. Please check out all the links at the bottom of this page to see what all the other bloggers have to say about their houses! And read all the way to the end for a chance to win a prize.
For me, there are a few people who I always gravitate to for patterns. One of them is Bonnie Hunter whose pattern you can see in a previous post. Another is Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, which is the designer of the quilt I made for this blog hop.
I chose a quilt called Blue Barns from her "Patches of Blue" book. They look like houses to me and I love the simple modern look of the one color. However, I made it a much smaller wall hanging and I did it out of a line called "indigo" but I am not sure of the manufacturer or the designer, but I just knew I loved it. If you are interested, drop me a note and I will go back to Quilt Cove in Eagan and ask Sue. I also used white Pearl Bracelets for my background and I ran out midway, I guess because I wanted to add more trees, so I had to go on a search and could only find one more yard in an Etsy shop. Just enough to make it.
I really love how this quilt turned out. I varied the number of trees between the houses and made some of the trees out of strips of all the fabrics.
I also personalized it just a bit, I put two dogs, Lucy and LuLu, in the windows of one house and a cat, Teyla, in the window of one of the other houses. I think the quilt looks elegant but it was actually fairly easy to make.
Now, I have to think about how to quilt it. I may just do a swirly in the white areas because it is a wall hanging so it doesn't need to have a lot of "holding it together" and because I don't want to have to change thread every few inches. But, I certainly am open to suggestions on how to quilt it... Should I just outline the houses, windows and trees in the white areas? Would that be enough or do I need to also do something else.? I always struggle with quilting.
Please visit the rest of the blogs listed below to see all the other great projects, and if you leave me a comment, I will enter you into my personal drawing for a charm pack of beautiful Christmas blenders, just in time for a great project to give or to keep! I would love💖 it if you also followed me, I honestly love to blog and I love to hear what everyone thinks. Thanks for visiting.