Monday, August 31, 2009

a new work in progress


...as of this morning.

The inspiration quilt is here. Isn't that an absolutely incredible quilt?
I have a good excuse, though....September is my month for the Sew Connected Quilting Group. And I thought it only kind to do a test block before subjecting my fellow quilters to making blocks for me. :) I am so excited for this quilt!!!!

68 comments:

Philigry said...

oh good lord. i think i just got the quilting bug again. i love this! such a great fresh idea. i just may have to copy.

AJ said...

That is too cute!

Tara said...

It's awesome! It looks like my quilting bee if full so I need to start thinking about what I'd like!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

that's really cute!!!!!

John said...

so you decided to do it?! yeah!! i am also doing it for sewconnected 2 this month ... so it's going to be a great month of houses! :)

nettie said...

now I want to make one of these! it's amazing.

Ashley said...

i also saw that quilt on flickr and immediately wanted to do the same thing (so many quilts, so little time!). I know I'm going to love yours!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Yup, very cool indeed.

KateKwiltz said...

That is TOO cute! And that quilt is fantastic! I love your start -- I know you're going to put your Amanda spin on it and do something great!

Denise :) said...

Fun, fun, fun!! Keep us posted! :)

Bluebell said...

Hello I actually saw this quilt in the flesh as I was at the first day of the quilt festival in Birmingham England, it really is beautiful, very clever.This festival is one of the highlights of my year the quilts are always so special.

Michelle said...

Oh Wow! This is such a great quilt with all of the little houses! Oct is my month for my quilting bee and I think I am going to change my mind as to what blocks I'd like my fellow bees to do. Little houses too!!

Jessica said...

Little houses are going to be too much fun!

Cristin said...

That looks awesome! I say go for it! The one you linked to on Flickr is sweet!

shellysquilts said...

Cute block! The inspiration is incredible.

Nichole said...

what a cute little idea!

Chris said...

FABULOUS! What an inspirational quilt! Thanks for finding and sharing.

Sew It Up! said...

Simplicity is beautiful... Good luck!

live a colorful life said...

That is SO cute. I can't wait to see your quilt!

Sarah said...

That is so different with all the white and just little flashes of colour. Just amazing! Can't wait to see your interpretation of it.

Meg said...

I love it! I'm clearly not making the best use of flickr--I hadn't seen this yet. Can't wait to see it put together.

Trisha said...

So cute! Do you ever look at some of these simple ideas and think, why didn't I think of that?

mamacjt said...

I can't wait to see it finished. It will be amazing!

Kimberly said...

um, stinking cute!!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

cute! I had started a tiny wonky star quilt. hmmm, that's a good idea, saving ti for the quilting bee~ ha!

heather said...

VERY CUTE!!

Catherine Watts said...

I wasn't so sure about the one block on its own but the whole quilt is sooo cute and I can see why you choose to mke one.

leigh said...

oh. my. gosh. that is adorable.

Brenis said...

OH my heavens this is going to be wonderful!!!! Hope you show us the progress as your blocks start rolling in!! LOL Wish i were part of your bee!!! :D

Clair said...

I think it will be cool...and I can think of a great person to give it to, as well. :)

Katherine said...

Cute as can be. This is going to be a charming quilt. You're just too clever!

Shari said...

What a cute teeny tiny house! And who will live there, I wonder?

Tessa said...

What a cool quilt - I CAN'T wait to see yours :)

Dianne said...

Holy smokes. AMAZING. Time to start sketching out little houses. I am so inspired!
Good luck on your house quilt!

Cynthia said...

I am terrible at this type of piecing. Are directions anywhere? Can you do a tutorial?

jacquie said...

i agree with trisha...why didn't i think of that!

craftiness said...

I love it!

dotti white said...

Amandajean...how I love that sweet quilt! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

em's scrapbag said...

Very sweet!

Holly said...

Oh how cute.

Caroline said...

That is one amazing quilt! I'm excited to see how yours turns out! I'd make one but my hubby has told me I'm not allowed to start any new quilting projects until my 10 WIPs are finished... Have fun! :)

aseemlylife said...

This is a lovely quilt. I wonder if I have time to make one.
Marty

RusticOkie said...

Oh that is such an adorable quilt.

Coloradolady said...

I'm sorry for a dumb question...but is there a pattern or instructions to make these blocks? thanks

Kristin said...

Oh wow!

Heather said...

Holy crap. I'm smitten.

mariarrosa said...

I love it!!!

Julie said...

Amazing quilt. Will be great to see your version.

Jodie said...

oh, you just kill me amandajean , every single time!

pratima said...

Sweet!

house on hill road said...

that is my kind of quilt! fun!

Libby said...

Oh! Amandajean! That is one awesome quilt! I know that yours will be great also! Any chance that you might do a tutorial? It really is a great block, the possibilities are endless! Thanks so much for sharing! Libby

Betty said...

Those little homes have great back yards!

Dorrie said...

I'm going to have to try a tiny little village too. This is so cute. . .and the quilt is adorable.

Lucy said...

I love this block and cannot wait to your finished quilt.

That inspiration quilt is adorable -- I love house quilts -- I've seen a few that are just to die for. This one is so unqique -- love the barn block! How cute is that?

I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with this one. Do you plan to incorporate other things - I bet it stirred up lots of ideas. Little single flower blocks mixed in would be cute too.

Good luck and have fun with it.

sulu-design said...

Oh, that inspiration quilt is so cool. Quilters never fail to amaze me - I love the different directions that you all take the craft to. Can't wait to see where your quilt goes!

Staci K. said...

That is just too cute! The inspiration quilt is fantastic! I love quilts where the actual quilting is the "star".

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

cute! that is all I can say :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Now I'm going to have that little house in my head for a week. You always find THE. BEST. Quilts!

Jackie said...

I especially love the trees in amongst the houses in your inspiration quilt! Cute!

Jane said...

GREAT idea! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

peaknits said...

Thank you for the inspiration - that quilt is gorgeous and way worth copying:) I love your first little block!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

That's adorable!

Carly said...

This is AWESOME! I cannot wait to see how this turns out as a quilt. I think if you enlarged the pattern - the single block could be a really cool top all by itself. I might try that - thanks for the inspiration!

pricklypearbloom said...

ooh, I had to fave that right away. That is an amazing quilt. Filing that away in my mental repository for later. :) Yours is going to be great.

Rebekah said...

cute block and I love the inspiration quilt!

Anonymous said...

I really like that quilt but how do you get those patterns for the houses. Please let me know. Sandi

Anonymous said...

my email is sandi.olson@shaw.ca thanks Sandi