Thursday, March 26, 2009

Houses

" Dit huis is proper genoeg om gezond te zijn, en stoffig genoeg om gelukkig te zijn."



It started with one little house made inspired by The Little Quilts houses. It's a very fun block to make from scraps.


With four houses I could make a mini quilt..


But sometimes an idea doesn't work.. I couldn't choose how to set them.



Nothing worked i.m.o.

I decided to go for simplicity, four houses together framed by a nice red fabric.



Quilted and almost the binding is done, BUT there is something. I still don't like it. The chimneys are blending in the doors.


So four new houses were easily made..

Yes this is better, just with sashings and cornerstones simple.


8 houses and two mini's further and I finally like it :-)

Lucy

48 comments:

Shari said...

I love your scrappy houses Lucy! I like the one with the sashing and cornerstones the best. Great Post!

Thanks!

Dineke said...

What fun to read about the proces of making the lovely little houses quilt. BTW I could make almost the same picture with entrance door, cupboard and "en suite" doors.

minnie said...

It's really cute!Congratulation for Quiltmania!I really love all your work!

pamina said...

Great choice, Lucy ! your final mini quilt is so cute !

sewprimitive karen said...

Hi, Lucy, oh it's darling, love the progression and the shirting and indigo sashing.

Kathie said...

glad your finally happy!!!!
really cute quilt looks great on the door too!
kathie

Bonnie said...

I think you are right..the LIGHT sashing made the houses float! And both quilts are good for teaching so you can show your students the difference between what light and dark!!

I love them both..whether the chimney goes into the door or not!

Bonnie

Janet said...

Great to show the creative process. What a good place for the lovely house quilt, on the door.

Stina said...

This post made me laugh... I do this all the time.. I just have to change and remake .. but finally Im getting pleased and happy with it...
And I love your houses...:o)

Milah said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Donna said...

I just love "Little Quilts". Your houses are adorable.

tami said...

Oh very cute. I love your mini scrappy houses. I think the sashing with the cornerstones was the best choice too.

Sherri said...

I love your Little Quilts Houses...and agree that the cornerstones set them off the best!

Judy said...

It's perfect. The sashing fades back and all you see left are the tiny houses!

Lappetausa said...

I certainly liked this one!! Why don't you make a pattern book with minis? I think you have a lot of them, designed by yourself?

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

These happy houses are darling. I am imagining little felt folk who go inside and live their lives. Maybe they quilt for a hobby.

Leila said...

I love your houses!

This would make a beautiful baby quilt.

Lovely.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Great fun to watch this and be a part of your process. Sounded so familiar
to some of my struggles.

handmade said...

Super leuk lucy !!! Love you're blog, quilts, houses and lessons,
Irene

Quilts And Pieces said...

Absolutely adorable! I do like the second version!

Lurline said...

Gorgeous - I like the last one, though they are all very cute - my Happy House Swap has those houses - must try downsizing one day - sure are cute!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cris said...

Very shining, when I finished my last quilt I will make this beautiful houses... no doubt

Annemieke said...
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Annemieke said...

Heb met veel plezier je huisjes-verhaal gelezen. Wilde je ook nog bedanken voor de leuke en leerzame dag gisteren. Ik was een beetje traag (hard gewerkt!) en merkte te laat dat je al weg was. Ik ben al bezig het blok af te maken!
Gr.
Annemieke

Carissa Holly said...

Hi!
I stumbled upon your blog and you have some really beautiful pictures and quilts. I was wondering if I could interview you for one of my classes - I'm a junior at the Maryland Institute College of Art and I'm doing a thesis on quilting. If you would be interested in being interviewed you can email me at carissa_holly@yahoo.com

Thank you!!
-Carissa Holly

Willeke said...

Wat een schattige huisjes! Enig!

*karendianne. said...

I enjoyed watching you work though this. Adorable!

Janet said...

Your houses are so sweet- I like them both. I think quilt #2 is just perfect!

nicolette said...

Lovely houses. The light sashings are beautiful!!

corry said...

Wat geweldig leuk is je mini huisjesquilt!

anne bebbington said...

Definitely the sashing and cornerstones - just perfect!

Fiesta said...

Lucy they were both very nice. reminds me that I need to finish the one I started last year.

C. C. said...

I really love to look at your projects! I also like your pictures - I'm not real good at my lighting or something.

Have a nice day!

C. C.

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Lucy,

The blocks are so nice, aren't they? I enjoy looking over everything else you have done. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talent...

Lady M

Heleen said...

This turned out really great! I always love the house quilting blocks.

teodo said...

Very very nice.
ciao ciao

amarante et lichen said...

Your houses are wonderful! I like all your quilts and when I come here, it's always a pleasure to read you!
(sorry for my bad english...I hope it is not to funny to read!)

Threeundertwo said...

Great solution to add the sashing and cornerstones. I didn't notice the chimneys and doors though, I think both quilts are very cute!

An Unruffled Feathered said...

I love the one with the corner stones. This is so cute!

Carole said...

This mini is really lovely !!! The sashing with the cornerstones really enhances the houses.
I saw the copy of Quiltmania at my local fabric shop and read through it. Waow ! Your house is amazing, particularly the page where the tulip quilt is displayed. And it was nice to see Bonnie too !

julieQ said...

Each little quilt has it's own charm...I like them all!

Patty said...

they are so cute Lucy. I love the way you create such beautiful little quilts.
Hope all is well with you and the family

Karen said...

I love house quilts! I think I have had the Little Quilts book with that pattern in it for ages but have never made that particular one.

princesita de paris said...

so beautiful your houses!

Gran said...

Happy Easter to you and your family.

La Tea Dah said...

Thinking of you, Lucy --- I know life is probably very busy for you right now. I hope you are doing alright.

Love
LaTeaDah

Annette said...

It was fun to see how your little houses evolved. They turned out just charming! Very nice.

Barbara said...

I LOVE your little houses! Seeing them hung on the door is the finishing touch -- lovely!