Wednesday, June 16, 2010

houses


I started quilting my house quilt over the weekend. I chose a fairly ambitious design. I hope that it doesn't kick this quilt into the "there-is-no-way-on-God's-green-earth-that-I-will-ever-finish-this-quilt" category. I guess time will tell.

44 comments:

Val Miller said...

lol ... i hear you!! whenever I do something a little too ambitious, I tend to forget that they should be about the same size. I did some pebble quilting, and the circles started nice and small and even, and ended up growing as I went along. looks great so far!!

Anonymous said...

How big is the quilt again? I'm afraid you might be right. If you aren't in a hurry just decide you will do two a day and then someday it will be done and you won't have tired, really tired of doing little houses. With all that said, what a cute idea.
Marty
aseemlylife.com

MichelleB said...

It looks great (and inspired) so far. I'm sure that you'll finish it!

Nell said...

The top looks great! And yes, the quilting is ambitious, but I'm sure you can do it and it will be worth it.

Duzza Bear said...

Your quilting is gorgeous! I love the house pattern. Keep up the good work. I know you can do it.

traceyjay said...

That's too cute Amanda! :)

I love it.

Jessica Christensen said...

That IS fairly ambitious, but I think if you keep plugging away at it, you'll get it done. My SIL always does interesting quilting patterns. I love how it looks. She did a frog (yes, a frog!) pattern on the baby quilt for my youngest and also an alphabet, several other interesting designs. It's fun to see those, and this matches your quilt so well. I love it. Yes, finish it! It will look amazing! (Listen to ME telling YOU to finish something. LOL.)

Michelle said...

You can do it!!! Such a cute little design:)

Sherrie, said...

OMGoodness! I'm a new follower of your blog and so impressed with your production level!!! (" This house design is perfect and just by what I've seen in your blog so far...I think you'll "get 'er done"! I like what above said, "a couple a day" might make it seem less like a marathon and more like a stroll! You'll get there either way!

Mama Urchin said...

It's good to have a challenge, right?

Karen said...

The quilting design is inspired!! You may have to give yourself breaks from it occasionally, or you may find your "zone" and really enjoy it. Can't wait to see the reveal!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

MMmmmmmmmm....lovely quilting!!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

LOVE it!! You can do it! That quilting pattern is a stroke of genius.

Denise said...

Just remember The Little Engine that Could and you will get it done! I so can relate though, many times I start something "big" and never finish it.

live a colorful life said...

But it will be SO worth it. And then you will look at it incredulously and say, "I can't believe I did that!!" and be very impressed with yourself.

Dionne said...

Lovely from the backside! (wish more people said that to me) ;-)
Cheers,
dionne

Muddling Through said...

What a great idea! I love it.

Ethne said...

This is really interesting - I'm looking forward to seeing more (and more and more)

Chris said...

Just remember how well you did with your nine-patch quilt along. Just a row per day or even week and before you know it, it'll be done! I love that quilt and can't wait to see it finished. We all promise to come to your virtual celebration party when you reveal the finished product :-)

Ritapizza said...

It's beautiful!! I really love the quilted neighborhood of houses in the white space! That's so inspired! I can't even figure out how you did it! How do you quilt it without overlapping your stitches? Do you have to turn the quilt around with every angle? It's so cute! I'm gonna love your house quilt so much!

Islay said...

It looks great! I'm sure it'll be so fabulous as you go along that you won't be able to resist finishing it.

Mrs Moen said...

Maybe ambitious, but very, very cute!

erica e said...

i love the creative quilting. this is going to be a very cool finished quilt.

carol said...

Holy-moley, talk about ambitious?? I have one thing to say.........better you, than me!! I would NEVER have the patience for something that time consuming. Can't wait to see it all done though.

Needled Mom said...

Yes, that is quite the quilting to tackle. I love the idea of doing the houses though.

jennicakes said...

You can always do a few rows of large houses! ;)

leigh said...

Great idea, it looks really cute.

amymcgrady said...

I agreed with Carol! Thats NUTS but it will look AMAZING when you (finally) get it done!

CrazyOldLadies@gmail.com said...

I LOVE this! I think it's cool how it looks like houses and arrows at the same time. you'll finish. you ALWAYS do. that's why you inspire so many. :o)

Laurel H. said...

Wow; it's very nice quilting, but ambitious indeed. Good luck with this, AmandaJean; I will be sending positive, "finish-it-up" thoughts your way. :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WOW that is quite an undertaking. Hope it the quilt isn't too big :-D

pratima said...

Amazing and adorable!!!
Little by little it'll come together and a masterpiece will be born ;)

Linda said...

Oh my goodness! I don't think I would ever attempt this! You amaze me, my friend!

Suzanne said...

If anyone can do it, you can! Good luck, one row of houses at a time.

PioneerValleyGirl said...

oh! What a great quilting pattern. This will be well worth all of the time when it's done

Deb said...

Whoa Amanda Jean, all I can say is... "What where you thinking" lol, maybe you could do some trees, roads, fences and then houses again at the bottom just to, you know, break it up?

Deb said...

Whoa Amanda Jean, all I can say is... "What where you thinking" lol, maybe you could do some trees, roads, fences and then houses again at the bottom just to, you know, break it up?

Kékmadár said...

Great idea! Don't give up!!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman! It might cement you in the Crazy category! Are you doing the big stitch quilting on them? Or regular quilting? Or machine quilting? My house quilt has stalled -- need to get back to it!

KateKwiltz said...

It's adorable! Don't stop!

Katherine said...

Do. Not. STOP.
Too. Cute. For words.
LOVE IT.

Maureen said...

I kept you on my favourites for when I started my quilt. I clicked on, for no reason really, and what do I find?

You are back....

I am so very pleased.

Leslie said...

this is so cute....were you doing this with a walking foot or darning foot?

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog I am a new quilter so I try to read and watch all I can I have not done a retreat yet but look forward to doing so thanks for sharing your knowledge
RLH