Sunday, May 17, 2020

Welcome!

I've done very little sewing once again!  I'm itching to get into a large project but the opportunity has yet to present itself!  Instead I decided to built another home...a larger home!  After this one I promise I will not share another one for a long time!

HOME
16" X 16"
I hadn't actually made an 8" block from this pattern, so I decided it was time.  (Heart of the Home Pattern)  After I choose my fabrics and paper pieced the block together I decided to keep going by adding the white and peach borders around the center.

Far be it for me to stop there!!  I considered my options and eventually came up with a few ideas!



Rummaging through my scraps, I came up with enough prints and solids to make 13 hearts.  The hearts are 2 1/4" unfinished and 1 3/4" finished.  They went together very quick! 


I wanted to add the word 'HOME' on the bottom and ended up using a pattern by Quiet Play.  It's Kristy's Geometric Alphabet pattern, except I opted to modify it by using just solids and reducing the letters to fit my vision.


When I made the 8" block I used this bird fabric for the chimney.  Thankfully when I was considering what to add on either side of 'HOME', I discovered I had two birds left that ended up being perfect for the square-in-a-square blocks.



I love when a 'not well' made plan feels like it was a well made plan in the end!



The banner 'Greet the day with a song' came from fabric I've had for ions!  There were several amazing quotes throughout the yardage.  This was the only one I had left that was intact.



It's no secret that one of the perks of making these houses is you get to add special details in the windows.  Because the center block was 8" instead of my usual 4" block,  I could finally use fabric with larger prints!

I mean...the bunny tail...



And who doesn't love a puppy dog who is a chef?!  

In the end quilting is about having fun and I certainly had fun with this quilt!  I should get to quilting it in a day or two!

Unless of course I decide to do more pressure washing!  I love pressure washing and feel it's a perk of being a homeowner!  I'm weird that way!


Our deck was looking pretty disgusting as you can see from this photo.  The deck is huge and I knew it would bring on some aches and pains after it was all said and done.  Even so, I was excited!

 

It's so satisfying to see the end results!  Now if I had deck furniture!  In another couple days when I'm no longer sore I'll pressure wash the driveway!  

LINKING:
PEACOCK PARTY   TGIFF ● WHOOP WHOOP FRIDAY

18 comments :

  1. I love your house, and the tiny details ;)

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  2. Love the way your letters came out and the birds!!! I am with you, love a power washing and a project to wash!!!

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  3. love the little bird walk. I did the power washing a couple weeks ago and was so pleased to get the black and green gunk off of the planks - we really need to replace some of the boards that are getting bad - a different kind of work out for sure

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  4. I love the saying you added to your home--greet the day with a song! All the details--❤️

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  5. That's such a fun way to add to your sweet house design, Jayne! I love all the little details you've added in, too. Are you going to keep making it bigger? Your power washing looks like a big job, but good results in the end!

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  6. Another cute house mini quilt! Love how you pieced the roof, and all your fussy cut cuties! Great use of that saying! I also have some of that fabric with the sayings in my stash. My daughter also loves to power wash. She says it is so addicting. Who would have guessed?

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    1. I wish I more of that fabric, but a couple years ago I sold the majority of it! Luckily I had that one strip with the saying left! Your daughter is right about pressure washing being addictive! I can’t wait to tackle the driveway next…if only the weather would cooperate!

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  7. The banner is a perfect touch especially with the birds, Jayne. Pressure washing is very satisfying, isn't it? I do hope we see how you quilt and finish this one off. :)

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  8. How sweet is your little home mini quilt? Adding the words and the hearts and fussy cutting really make it special, especially for the times we are living in. Have fun with the quilting...the best part!

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  9. The home block is adorable. WIll be a perfect mini quilt.

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  10. LOVE how you expanded on your sweet house design, Jayne!!

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    1. It seems I’ve done nothing but but ‘build’ houses these days! I think I’ve got it out of my system with this one…but you never know!!

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  11. Hi,
    Love your Home quilt...beautiful! Your deck looks
    really great...have a great day!

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  12. An adorable finish Jayne. I love all the tiny details. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

    Power washing is something I never seem to get too. here in Oregon everything gets covered in moss. I am not sure you can ever keep up with it!

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  13. Your block is darling but your deck is outstanding. Congratulations. It's amazing what a pressure washer can do isn't it?

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  14. so cute! Now i want to do a big one and expand it too. nice job

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  15. Hey, we all have our weird likes. But I can firmly say power washing is not one of mine. LOL!

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  16. The house block is a great pattern. But I was expecting a song. ha ha ha ha

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