The quilt I made for Lynne has arrived. Yahhh! Australia Post is looking after mine from her for just a little bit longer but that's okay, I am enjoying knowing it's near. By Monday I am sure I will be squealing!
She squealed when she opened it. Can you tell by the grin on her face? Now it has arrived in her home I can share some photos I took while making it.
I knew I wanted to do wonky houses and trees. I was thinking along the lines of my house and a tree that represented the area that I live in and then Lynne's house with a tree found growing in her area of the world. That was a rough plan. So I did this house first. I'm not too sure if it is Lynne's place or mine.
Then I added a tree. On a little hill.
My plan for the trees on our regions went out the window though. It was just too much fun doing flying geese tree's. At this stage I was thinking I'd do two tree's.
Then I added the second house, a pink rocket house on a hill. I'd love to live there! The other tree was going to go on the other side of the pink house but then I thought, nope, too small.
Then I started to do the quilting... I wanted texture.
So I pebble quilted the sky with a verigated blue 100% cotton thread. It took ages!
It made the pink in the houses "pop" out too much, I didn't like that. So I pebble quilted them too. And the roof too.
And then of course I had to do the other house. And the windows, and that roof as well!
The grass I did wavey lines. By this stage the pebbling was making the quilt very stiff. I had to roll it up in a tube to post to her. Worth it though. :)