Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WIP Wednesday - Wonky Houses for Matilda.

Despite the new job, the anniversary (thank you for the lovely well wishes too) and visiting the amazing countryside around this corner of Australia, I have been doing some sewing! All the recent blocks I have been doing for our Around The Block swap, it has inspired me to get mine out that I have recieved back from the girls and work on them. I have made a few more, just for the fun of it, from the scraps posted back. The one above....

And this one here. Loving the pointy trees. This one isn't ironed, hence the wavy grass.

Laid our on our bed it looked like this. The plan was to make two more blocks but then I started to think what is this quilt for, our bed? Or something else? There are enough hanging quilts in the house and we have the Highlight Quilt to snuggle under, which you can see peeking out from under the blocks here! Grace has her Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt, but poor Milly Moo has nothing! So I decided to make it for her bed.

This is how it looks now! I sashed it with 1.5 inches of yellow for some zing! I still have 3 blocks to work into the backing.

It sits nicely on her bed as is, but I am thinking of a red wedged kinda border....

19 comments:

Shari said...

This is so cute and perfect for a darling little girl - she'll have a great time with it! Red wedge-y border sounds great!

Hope you had a good anniversary! And that the new job is going well... whew! So much going on!

Cheers - Shari

Lesly said...

The houses look great, and I love that narrow sashing.

Mrs Moen said...

That is so cool! What a lucky girl who gets to sleep under such a colourful and happy village.

AJ said...

Your 'visions' astound me!
The yellow is perfect and the red will finish it off perfectly!
I'm sure Milly will love making up stories about the people and pets that live in each of the little houses!

And both girls get a swap quilt! How fun!

Yvette said...

That is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time!

Molly said...

This is wonderful! Lucky girl!

KQuiltyBee said...

The red border will look great--those houses all go together so well. Very cool.

Poppyprint said...

Lucky girl! That is a fantastic quilt for a kid to dream under...what house will I live in when I'm big, she'll wonder? I vote for the middle bottom own with it's nice side veranda!

ROZ said...

outstanding--very original

Kylie said...

The houses are gorgeous - am seriously tempted to have a go at a few myself. Red Wedgy border sounds great!

Danielle said...

the houses are so fantastic! I love them!

Danielle said...

and I really really like your blog which I just found !

Em said...

Cutest darn wonky house quilt I have seen yet!!!!!!!! Love the use of the yellow sashing. Thanks for sharing!!!!

sewjourn said...

It's looking really good! Can't wait to see it finished!

Corrie said...

oh I love the houses! well done! all that work, keira would love one of those on her bed!!!!

love your wedding pics too

Corrie;)

Angie said...

The houses look great - The angles and colors make the quilt! I can't wait to see it quilted! Great job for WIP Wednesday~

Kate said...

These houses are absolutely adorable! I'm so glad you found me so I could find you.

Cascade Lily said...

Oh Helen it's GORGEOUS and perfect for a little girl - I think you've given me a great idea (prolly for next year though!).

becanne said...

WOW - it will look fantastic with the border on too!
I was wondering what you were going to do with those blocks. I love it!