08 April 2013

. . . row row row ten . . .

. . . after i made it 
to the bottom of my ironing pile 
during general conference, 
i rewarded myself with 
a little "get to" sewing . . .
. . . maybe i should make myself 
a chore chart 
with stickers and prizes . . .

. . . time to work on
. . . earlier in the week, 
i had selected these fabrics 
for houses and roofs 
and residents . . .


. . . got 'em all cut out . . .
. . . and construction began . . .
. . . here're the first two houses 
on the block . . .


. . . and the whole subdivision . . .
. . . with crazy toddlers 
in the grey and aqua house . . .
. . . identical twins 
in the yellow and red house . . .
. . . visually challenged hat wearers 
in the red and pink house . . .
. . . a cute little top-knotted redhead 
and her sister 
in the pink and green house . . .
. . . and a ballet studio 
in the yellow and grey house . . .


. . . these are, of course, tract homes . . .
. . . everyone has the same floor plan,
 door and chimneys . . .

. . . how about 
a gratuitous geranium shot 
of the whole row? . . .
{note to self: blue painters tape 
definitely shows through white background fabric}


. . . this row was pretty quick 
to put together . . .
. . . ten rows down . . .
. . . three to go . . .

. . . plus a few other things 
that make this quilt 
over the top amazing . . .


{total number of pieces in row 10: 110}
{total number of pieces in rows 1-10: 1232}


6 comments:

carol fun said...

Love the houses and all the cute people...what a great neighborhood!

Peg and Parker said...

So stinking cute! I love your quilt and your choices of fabric. You are an inspiration. To get the ironing done, so I can sew!!!

Nedra said...

Those are the cutest houses ever. I love the happy smiling faces in the window. Where in the world did you find that novelty fabric? It's just the perfect size.

Sherri said...

Love the houses and geraniums! I should make a chore chart...quilting would be my reward!

Nanette Merrill said...

Could NOT be cuter. And I love how they are on the fence. Your neighborhood has some good lookin gals.

Lynn McIndoe said...

I love every one of your houses. Your quilt is going to be very special