A while back I saw on the lovely Marina's blog these cute little house blocks. I've always loved these blocks and it inspired me to have a go. You only have to look at Marina's gorgeous Blog header to see how wonderful they are!! She has made so many!
She also got me onto this amazing stamp made by Jaenneke to help make the process a LOT easier. You can see lots more of these cute little houses in quilts and all about the stamps HERE.
. I thought I'd start off with one house to see how I'd go (that's the little one at the top of this post)...
They are very addictive.... I hope I can find the time to make some more .... I am really enjoying the process!!!! The house parts fit onto a charm square perfectly and you can get two window and door sections on the one charm. But the beauty of them being so small is that my scrap basket is going to come in handy as well. They don't take much fabric to make.
I am also making Hatched and Patched's latest quilt "Gossip in the Garden". I love Anni Downs patterns and this quilt is so quirky and cute. I've decided to do it in reproduction prints. This means I can add lots of my fabrics I already have into the quilt and it will go with what I already have. I was tempted to do it in 30's fabrics... but that would mean having to buy all the fabric needed.
These top two photos are some of the fabrics I've started with and this.....
.... is the first block. I am going to try and keep up with the girls in my Sunday Stitchers group who have decided to do this quilt as well. We've decided on this block to start us off and it is the largest block (of course!!!).
Yesterday with the Tuesday Girls I finished this little stitchery and then went home and finished it completely...
It is Gail Pan's cute little red cottage pincushion.
I loved making this!
While with the girls on Tuesday, Sandi had some show and tell. Isn't this Christmas quilt simply gorgeous???? I love it ... love the colours and fabrics.... and love the cute appliques... Clever girl!!! Think I'll put my name on the back of this quilt... ha ha...
So after all that sewing yesterday and into the night.... what was I still doing at 3 am this morning??? Yep I was still awake and watching my crazy son Jack make this gorgeous cake.... Isn't he clever??? This is what happens when you work nights!!!! Your days become nights and your nights become days!!! It's madness!
Just love this.... I think it sums me up perfectly!!!!!
Hope you're having a great day!!!!