* one quilt months 5 and 6

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Inspiration, Sewing/Fabric Crafts.


I’m trying to catch up on my sadly lagging blocks for one quilt.

This one is for i heart linen, and the task was to make a house using a stack of lovely fabrics that she picked out.  I paged through an awesome book on A-frames at a bookstore a while back and knew that was it.  I loved my Fisher Price A-frame dollhouse when I was little, so it seemed like her kiddo might like it too.

houseblock

I totally winged the construction, starting from a pencil sketch.  There was a dicey moment at the end when I decided to add the yellow polka dot corners and cut one of the pieces mirror image of how it should’ve been.  Luckily I hadn’t trimmed it yet and had barely enough clearance to sew it on upside down.  The decoration on the door is a cutout from some eyelet fabric.  And can I just point out how nice and square my little 9-patch lawn turned out?  Yeah, that little confidence boost didn’t last.

This one is for Sew Click Create, and did not turn out quite so well.  For one thing, I ended up with nowhere near enough fabric, I think because I have a loooooot of fabric tied up in seam allowances.  Hopefully Chara can add some white sashing to bring it to size for her quilt.  Also, you may have noticed that I used the unpopular “zombie geese” pattern, in which you don’t read the directions on how to match the triangles for a flying geese pattern and end up chopping all their heads off when you sew the strips together.  Ah well, at least the colors are pretty.

zombiegeese



4 Responses to “one quilt months 5 and 6”

  1. Chara Michele Says:

    It is pretty & I can totally add some white sashing fabric to it to bring it up to size! :)

  2. Becket Says:

    I absolutely love the A-frame quilt square. Fabulous. I have been coveting the A-frame dollhouse for a while now to purchase for my *ahem* daughter (yea, right).
    Beautifully done and great colors.

  3. Katherine Says:

    This cracks me up! I’m notorious for not reading directions, so it’s great to see someone else do the same thing. The quilt is somewhat charming in its own little way.

  4. AmyC Says:

    OMG, how I cracked up at the idea of zombie geese!! I too have several undead flocks out in the world.

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