Thursday, March 09, 2006
Wonky House Block?
Hummm, well, not as wonky as some of the houses the rest of you guys are working on, but here is my first attempt following Tonya's wonky directions (can be found at www.quiltville.com - scroll down and click on Tonya's pages). It is 11.5" X 11.5". Much bigger than I was expecting when I started out with a few skinny 1.5" strips, but the big roof really made it grow in a hurry.
I was determined to use that black swirly fabric for the background even though I had just a few strips left over from the sashings on my Cot Quilt - so I pieced the strips together for the needed width. Not that I had any idea how big those pieces needed to be - I just kept adding to them as I went along. I had to piece the roof together with 3 different pieces of fabrics too.
It was fun! I think I see some more houses in my future, so I will have to add some good "sky" fabrics to that shopping list of mine. So, a special thanks to Cher for being the motivating factor in getting me started - I am swapping this house block with her for a magazine, and Tonya for the fun directions.
P.S. - scraps from 3 quilts from this winter - black swirls = cot quilt, red plaid = Crossed Tracks/bars quilt and the green, red stars and orange = cars & stars.