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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On a house hunt

Three things to be happy about:
(1) tea-flavored water in a large sippy cup
(2) a fresh pedicure
(3) a morning walk before the sun comes up

Actually my pedicure is 3 weeks old, but two out of three ain't bad!

Yesterday I planned to finish up my Kandinsky but that didn't happen, but that's quite okay. 

I started a PFP house for my guild's raffle quilt, but I goofed up somehow and need another piece of background fabric which I'll get this weekend.  Then I thought to myself how cute it would be if I made some wonky houses, using the instructions I found here

Well, I grabbed my 6" ruler and made my block outline; I used 6" simply because that's the only size that would fit my 8-1/2" paper. 

I didn't like the first one I made too much...
I used batiks but I'm not crazy about the amount of contrast.  Should have chosen another fabric for the body of the house.  Besides, it looks like an outhouse to me (do outhouses have windows?).

I didn't like the second one I made either...

I thought I'd use solids but I'm not happy with the colors.  *sigh*  That roof-and-door combo looks just like an arrow pointing towards the northeast.  I'll try this again, and next time I'll hit the "perfect" combination of size, shape, color and fabric.  I just know it...

Sew forth and sew on til later


  1. Deciding on houses is always a time-consuming activity...

  2. Outhouses just have a quarter moon shape cut out to let in light, no window, lol! At least our 1940 version was like that.

  3. That first house looks like it is having an earthquake. I admire people who can even think wonky.(I'm the kind of person who straightens pictures on the wall)

  4. It's amazing how the colors can seem like such a good idea...then you sew them all together and your brain thinks "huh? what was I thinking?" I think your houses look nice...but keep playing...it sounds fun!!



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