Saturday, October 4, 2014

Little Houses, Week III

  This is the first week I've had to make myself do my house every day. I've been trying to do house chores, seasonal things, like getting the fall decorations out, putting up apples (baking pies!) and stuff like that. This has meant that my houses get done late at night and then they are frustrating. I should get back to doing them first thing in the morning then just going on with the day.

House 11: I like this fabric for the sky. I am noticing that my favorite of the scrap fabrics are getting used up and leaving me less excited about the leftovers.

House 12: This is new sky fabric and I think I like it though it is pretty bright comparatively. Sunday means this house gets an open door. We had a great time with our friends at their house. The boys played with fire and the girls watched the season premiere of The Paradise on PBS. Haven't heard of it? Look it up. I LOVE IT. (Note this is the first house that is mirror imaged. Julian said he liked that on some other house quilts we looked at, so here goes.)

House 13: I really liked the combo of the black door and orange front. Then it sort of bothered me that it looked Halloween-y.

House 14: We had a great adventure today, so I was later than normal starting my house. We went to Cathedral State Park and saw a snow goose, which was a first for both of us. I finished this house in record time, and by that, I meant the longest time ever. I finished quickly, then decided the roof didn't sit quite to my liking. I went to rip the seam and ended up gouging a hole in the roof, so I had to replace the whole roof section. Not fun. I was glad I stuck with it, though, and made sure to get my little house done, despite the two hours it took me.

Tree! : When Julian and I were looking at examples of quilts other people made using this pattern, we liked the ones that mixed it up a bit. So I made a tree block today instead of a house. We both like it.

House 15: This is my birthday house, so it is actually double sized. It will take up the space of four little houses. I decided big days in our life would warrant big houses. Partly, this is because I'm doing it once per day so I like them to reflect my day a little bit and partly because they are easier when they are bigger. Easy is good when you're having a big day. Also, this is the first time I've used that bird chintz and the first time pink has shown up in the blocks.

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  1. Your houses are very sweet. In fact the whole project is inspiring! And manageable. One square a day. Slow and steady wins the race. Can't wait to see next week!

  2. Your houses are a neighborhood of goodness