Monday, June 13, 2011

Pieced Together

I had just a bit of time to sew this weekend with all the goings on...rehearsal, wedding, anniversary. Thank so much for the anniversary wishes! We are planning for many more!

I put my mid-century house blocks together into this wall quilt. It's a bit bigger than the space I wanted to hang it, but I'll find a place. In between the wind and the rain I tried to take a photo of it for you.I changed my idea for putting these blocks together and decided to go very neutral and architectural with the setting. I wanted the shapes of the houses to be the focus.
I love the interesting house blocks that the bee members made for me. Thanks everyone! This is going to find a special place in my house.
I have 4 quilts basted now and I've run out of basting pins. That must mean it's time to do some quilting. Hopefully this week will go smoothly and it'll be full speed ahead!

32 comments:

Amber said...

This is so beautiful - love the houses! And the different shades of khaki are perfect!!

Poppyprint said...

Run out of basting pins - that certainly is a sign that quilting is up next. Have fun! I love the setting you've done on your mid-mod houses.

Paula said...

I love it! the houses are realy original.!!!

May Kristin said...

A belated happy anniversary!
And I love this special house quilt!

Recovering Perfectionist said...

This reminds me so much of the neighborhood of Eichler homes I grew up in. What a great "blast from the past"!

Suzanne said...

What a great neighborhood you live in!

Debbie said...

Great houses! They brought to mind the Frank Lloyd Wright house we saw in PA - Fallingwater! Very fun!

Flying Blind... said...

Stunning houses - I agree with Debbie, all very FLW - but the nearest I've got is my Lego Falling Water!!

Sara said...

Love the linen with all these little hidden pockets of color everywhere!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Love the osnaburg!
I can do two large or 1 large and a couple of small quilts before I run out of pins.

happy zombie said...

Frank Lloyd Wright came right to mind - love this quilt!!! And funny someone else mentioned it, I was kinda thinking Eichler too (my elementary school was smack dab in the middle of an Eichler community). I ramble - just wanted to say how much I love it, and love the photos. I love seeing quilt construction as much as the finished quilt!

Andie said...

Charley Harper lived near me when I was growing up. His house was very linear and open and...cool as heck. The colors you've used and the houses you've "built" remind me of that house and Charley's work. Very cool, Miss J!

Miriam said...

Love those house blocks! Your setting is great.
Have fun quilting.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Love the houses and the fabric you used for the background. Celebrated my anniversary last week too. 38 years. Woohoo! Congrats, BTW.

Jody said...

I'm so happy to have been part of this quilt Jacquie...many more wonderful anniversaries!!

Judy in Michigan said...

Love your new quilt. How's your book and/or patterns coming??? I'll be first in line to purchase!!

Miki Willa said...

Love these blocks! Your made a great choice in how you put them together. Great quilt.

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Well done I just love the look of your new quilt. Very creative!

twin fibers said...

I love how you've put the together! And I really can't wait to see how you quilt it. :)

Michele said...

Great houses!

sukie said...

Great background fabric! It makes the houses pop!

sally said...

What a beautiful quilt.

CitricSugar said...

That top is gorgeous.

And makes me think of Frank Lloyd Wright...

sewkatiedid said...

This is one of my favorite bee quilts ever.

EG said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely quilt. What is the background fabric?

Sandy said...

Oh, it turned out great! I love the way you put all the houses together. Great job!

amy smart said...

Love it. The blocks, the setting, the over all look. This quilt is going to be awesome.

MightyMom said...

oooo neato!

Florence said...

Amazing top !!!

Millie said...

Love the modern take on the wonky houses. I love this whole quilt!

pinkebody said...

I love this so much!! A cute little house quilt is definitely working it's way up my to do list after seeing yours.