Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day 31 - Bloggers Quilt Festival.

It's that time of the year again, Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival! The quilt I am submitting is on the other side of the world now. This is my favorite close up of it.

Those of you that read my blog already know I have been a swap mama for a few rounds of the flickr Doll Quilt Swap. It's always a fantastic swap. There is a lot of chat behind the scenes amongst the mama's. One fellow mama is an amazing lady called Lynne. We got to emailing each other chatting back and forth and agreed to have a little private quilt swap of our own.

We gave each other an open brief as we both thought each others work was fantastic. I knew I wanted to do some wonky houses for her. And then I added a tree.

Looked good but still needed another house. Getting there....

Enter the rocket house!

Okay, the top is now finished! Let the quilting begin!

I pebble quilted the sky in a variegated blue cotton.

Echo stitched around the windows and if you look very closely pebble quilted the house in white as well.

And framed it in some Kaffe. Lynne loved it. You can see in this blog post of her's where she hung it. And I in return received this quilt from her.

Check out everyone's quilts here in the festival! Great work as always Amy.

20 comments:

Milly said...

I saw the thumbnail pic in the linky pics and I knew this had to be a Helen wonky house quilt!

Marg said...

I love your wonky houses quilts, this one is so cute, and the quilting detail is just perfect. Lynne must be so pleased as the recipient of this gorgeous doll quilt.

Karen said...

Awesome quilt. Love the free style houses. I wish I had the talent to do that. Great colours.

Sarah Craig said...

It's such a beautiful, fun quilt! I'm sure she just loves it to death!!!

Millie said...

This is MINE! It hangs in my sewing room, so I can see it every day, and I love it! Thank you Helen!

Barb said...

what a great liberate quilt!
love the pink houses!

barb said...

So so cute.

Lois said...

How fun and I love the border. Love Lois

QUILT ROUTES said...

I so love this! Thanks for sharing the process of how you put it together.

BJ said...

I saw this cute quilt on Flickr and loved it. I love doing wonky houses myself. So fun to do.

baukje said...

What a lovely quilt, love your houses.

greetings from France

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ANudge said...

I must make a house quilt and now I must make a wonky house quilt.

It is so cute and you're not limited by templates. Love it!

Philippa said...

Fabulous, fabulous wonky houses. I adore house quilts, have made them for others but having seen this realise I really need to make one for myslef. Great blog - pleased to have found you.

Sherry said...

I just love this wonky house quilt. The tree is adorable as well as the houses. Wonderful job. The colors, the quilting. It is so cute. Lynne must just love it. Thanks for sharing.

kaye said...

I love the houses, but I especially love the tree!

Sandra said...

Where to start...what an AB FAB quilt. I love the house houses but the flying geese tree is over the top. Mega kudos. And what a great quilt you received too -looks like a good swap.
Thanks for sharing.
See my antique 1890 schoolhouse
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/
or my black/white/pink scrappy miniature
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

AJ said...

LOVE the pebbles!

Quiltbenaco said...

Molto, molto simpatiche queste case mattacchione!
Ciao Domenica

Carla said...

I love your house quilt! I belong to a virtual house bee and your quilt gives me some inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Very happy looking quilt. I grinned the whole way through the posting :)