Tuesday, July 13, 2010

my house quilt!!!

houses!
I finished my house quilt! Yipee!!!!!

Thanks so much to my sew connected friends for helping me make such a fun quilt!

The quilting is intense. I quilted the dog out of it, to use Shelly's phrase. Oh, goodness!!! All those houses were way more intense than pebble quilting. I had a hard time with thread breaking many, many times, but I eventually worked through it and finished. Then I breathed a huge sigh of relief. :) The resulting texture makes it totally worth it, though.

For the back, I used a sheet from Target. It's nice and soft already. I can imagine that it will keep getting better and better the more it's used and washed.

When I got to the binding, the last thing I wanted to do was to piece it as in the inspiration quilt. But, I did it anyway. I'm so glad I did. A plain white binding wouldn't be the same. I love how the one orange piece landed on the corner.

The quilt measures 60" square.

113 comments:

PioneerValleyGirl said...

This is fabulous! All that work with the quilting really paid off.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Amanda Jean, it looks great!

Duzza Bear said...

Yowsa! That quilting would have killed me! But man, does it ever look great. I love it! Nice work!

Dolly said...

I like your binding better than the original ! It's more random- looking.

Chrissie Grace said...

Wowzers! It turned out amazing:)

RosaMarĂ­a said...

wow! that quilt is so adorable!! and you are a master doing that amazing quilting! i love it!

Mrs D said...

love your quilt. an amazing accomplishment. well done.

Jackie said...

Very cute quilt!! Love the house quilting, totally worth it!

Carol said...

Wow, your quilting is awesome. It looks very labor intensive so I hope you had fun making it.

Genie Robinson said...

The houses are wonderful....I do not think I will ever get to the point where I could do something like this...only in my dreams...I love it! Hugs, Genie

Katie B. said...

I love it!! The pieced binding is awesome, and I can't get over that quilting. Really cool.

tracy_a said...

fantastic! I love it!

lera said...

It's beautiful. My, you are more patient that I would be ;-)

Chase said...

oh my! i love the house quilting.. i wondered how many little house you have quilted on your house quilt! thanks for sharing

Token Asian Friend said...

WOW! That is all I can say. I've been checking your blog for a while now, and thought I'd go public with it ;)

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Wow! It looks so great! How fun to be a part of it too :) I need to get my blocks out...

CitricSugar said...

That is one amazing bit (truckload!) of quilting - I LOVE that you did houses, especially interlocking ones... It looks great - beautiful job!!

Sue said...

That is a very sweet quilt! The quilt design really makes it special.

Julie said...

Stunning, well done on the quilting too, looks great.

Hopeful Homemaker said...

That quilting is one of a kind. I'm so impressed, and I also love the way your binding turned out. What a beautiful quilt!

carol said...

Did you free motion those quilted houses? It would have been a lot easier than flipping the whole quilt to do all those corners. Sure turned out nice though!!!

Georgia said...

Well. It's just so *perfect* that I'm a bit lost for words, except to say this - I WANT IT!!!!

Linda said...

You, my friend, are amazing! Never would I ever have the patience to do all those little houses. Never, ever...

Thimbleanna said...

That's awesome CrazyMom! How on earth did you do those little houses -- inquiring minds want to know! Ok. Inquiring minds with a house quilt in progress LOL!

dara said...

I have been waiting to see this finished since your first square- I love it. Will this go on a wall?

Dree said...

Lovely! Did you quilt around the pieced houses? I can't quite tell.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Wow that is amazing!! You should do a tutorial on how to do the houses!! :D It looks awesome!

Sherry said...

Good job I love how you did the binding a little color here and there. Good idea

Bonnie said...

Wow, the quilting turned out amazing on this one!

Maria said...

Just love your "House Quilt". What a wonderful job of the free motin quilted houses. Must have a go at those!!

One Flew Over said...

Those houses are just so sweet!

Kimberly said...

It's fantastic! I probably would have hung myself from the rafters with the broken thread if I had to quilt it... but it's fantastic!

Blogful said...

I like the house that has a little barn or silo next to it. You use a lot of white in your quilts, especially this one, and it just makes them. It's your trademark or something. Beautiful

Blue Is Bleu said...

It's gorgeous! And I commend you on the quilting... I'd have stomped on it fairly early on hehe

Melanie said...

Amazing! I love the quilted houses!

Janet said...

I love it!

Dawn W said...

I love it - the tiny houses, the quilting, and the binding - absolutely fabulous!

Annalia said...

Oh, Man! I love it! Those little homes, sitting in a white field...it's just perfect!

Contented Caroline said...

love it. Are all those houses quilted with continuous lines or do you break off the thread at each and every house?? Stupid question really - it looks great.

Mama Mel said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! I especially love the quilting with the tiny houses! SO precious! :)

Marit said...

Congratulations on a beautiful and fun quilt, Amandajean! I love your quilting!!!

Ethne said...

What a house delicious quilt - simply fantastic - well done

comfortstitching said...

Such a fun quilt, the house quilting adds so much charm too!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It's amazing and the quilting totally makes it! Lucy x

Cecilia e Helena said...

Oh my God... it's fantastic!! :))))
Helena

Lisa H. said...

Fantastic! I agree with you that the binding is just perfect!

kpaints said...

Just lovely, what a beautiful job of quilting....you are so patient!

Denise :) said...

Wow! I love how all the elements combine -- the piecing, quilting and you wonderful binding -- for an AWESOME looking quilt! Nicely done! :)

Sarah H said...

That is so cool!
So impressed with the detailed quilting. (tempted to do a similar quilt, sans the quilted houses, too much work.)

Jacque. said...

Holy Schmoly! That is amazingly stunning!!!

MrsDragon said...

Absolutely fantastic! And the quilted houses are such an unexpected treat. : )

hook and needle said...

wow. just fantastic!

Leah said...

That is a great quilt and a great job.

Terriaw said...

It turned out fabulous! That quilting is amazing and works perfectly. I love the scrappy binding you put together too.

Hannah said...

ohmygosh, this is such an adorable quilt! You did a wonderful job!

chq said...

Don't you think it would be fitting if it came it live with me? My last name is House after all...it just seems right somehow!

Love your quilt - so sweet!

Barbara said...

Love it!!!!!
Great quilt!!!!
I love to do scrappy bindings. You need to take a lemonade break after all the quilting......but it so makes the quilt.

Sherry said...

It turned out fantastic! Love the quilting. Congrats on your finish.

Miss White Wall said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Love the quilting!
I am going to try pebble quilting next, I'll leave the house quilting for the professionals! ;-)

angela said...

Oh my goodness! Just wonderful. Did you use any marked guides to keep the houses mostly straight, or just eyeball? Very inspiring!

Ashley said...

absolutely gorgeous! and that quilting - wow! (I'm tired just thinking about it!) I love that little orange corner too - fantastic!

Amy said...

I love this quilt...I really mean LOVE! So much so that I might need to go buy a new machine that quilts so I can make one myself! my word you are inspirational!

hilltopmom said...

Holy Cow! That is some crazy quilting. I love it. The pieced border is awesome too.

pbach1 said...

simply exquisite!

Shelly said...

It's amazing. When I first saw it, I was thinking: "If that was mine, I'd never be able to finish it!" What an accomplishment -- it looks great, and you are SO ambitious!

Sarah said...

This quilt is fabulous. The quilting is quite the feat, and I love the pieced binding!

KateKwiltz said...

That quilting is TOO COOL! Maybe next time you should do trees? At least they're bigger... :)

Cristin said...

What a gorgeous quilt!!! I love the tiny houses and the pieced binding - its a stunner! :-) Well done!

Nan said...

That is adorable. I love the quilting. Thanks for sharing.

Peggi said...

Wow, that turned out great! I'm kinda bummed - I was hoping you'd show more of the process. I love it!

Annessa said...

Definately a piece of art...I'm glad you pushed on and pieced the binding, too. Love it!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Fantastic finish!

Think Outside the Box said...

That is so cute! I was wondering if the sheet you used for the backing from Target is 100% cotton or poly/cotton? Here in Australia we can get different thread counts but the cheaper ones are poly/cotton and I was wondering if they would work as well.

trish said...

Super cute!! How adorable with all the little houses on the back! You did a fantastic job. :o)
Thank you so much for your blog. I have frequented here so many times, being a new quilter and seeking inspiration and "help" in the how tos of quilting. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

The Wilson's said...

Oh MY!!!! I love this quilt! And the quilting is increditable!! Did you pre mark anything to keep the houses straight, or just eyeball it?

Would LOVE a tute on how to do this kind of quilting!

shellysquilts said...

Hey Amanda Jean, It looks great! Well done! You are fabulous my friend! Happy quilting!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wowser Amanda! You stuck with those houses all the way through! It looks amazing! Great quilt.

amandajean said...

think outside the box-

it is a 100% cotton sheet.

aj

amandajean said...

The Wilson's-

i didn't mark anything. i quilted in rows. i did use the seams where i sewed the blocks together as guidelines...the rest was just eyeballed. i was very nervous, but it seemed to work out ok. phew! :)

aj

amandajean said...

carol,

yes, i free motioned all the little houses.

aj

amandajean said...

dree,

yes, i quilted around each house. i didn't do any quilting on the house itself.

dara,

i don't think this is going on the wall yet. (although it would be cute there!) my oldest son claimed it as his own.

aj

amandajean said...

contented caroline,

i quilted in continuous rows...working left to right most of the time. i would have gone INSANE had i started and stopped at each one. yikes!!!

aj

Gail :) said...

I LOVE, love, LOVE, the tiny little houses! Fantastic!

Katherine said...

Divine. I'm so happy you persevered with the house shaped quilting. It's beautiful.

Munaiba said...

That quilt looks great! You did a really fabulous job.

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Holy cow! I couldn't do that. Ever. I bow to the Queen of Quilting. LOL.

Darcy said...

THAT is the coolest thing EVER!!!!

Meg B said...

Amazing!

Sooz said...

It is wonderful. I made one similar (not as well done, I'm sure) last fall for my new nephew, and I can't wait to make another. Such a nice job with the quilting. It's fun to quilt with so much white, yes?

Hannah said...

What a cute neighbourhood! The quilting is great!

Kate said...

Wow wow wow. Love it!

Andrea, the little collector said...

Chica, I love it! Wahoo, that house quilting is fun. Turned out great, right??? Glad to have seen a preview.

WendyLou said...

LoVe the House Quilt!! I am currently saving scraps from every project I make to sell to help finance our adoption. I hope to make them into a house quilt like this!! I definitely have this one bookmarked as inspiration :)

Christine said...

Your quilt is fabulous!

Rhonda said...

Very pretty and very interesting! Nice work on the quilting design. Did you dream of houses after that? LOL

tahoe34 said...

Amanda Jean, Beautiful job! Is there a pattern somewhere for this quilt???

Staci said...

I want to live in YOUR neighborhood! Don't you think really wonderful quilters live there? Maybe some talented bakers and gardeners, too!

pratima said...

This is so awesome! I admire your patience and persistence with the quilting. It is precious!

twin fibers said...

it's so great! Congrats on finishing! :)

Kim said...

Love this sweet little quilt.......
you are a real inspiration to us all!
Its just the cutest quilt.......I hope your son loves up on it for a long time :0)

Happy sewing

Kim said...

Love this sweet little quilt.......
you are a real inspiration to us all!
Its just the cutest quilt.......I hope your son loves up on it for a long time :0)

Happy sewing

Chara Michele said...

This is beautiful! I love the quilting!

lej619 said...

OH MAN I love this quilt!!!!!!!!
the tiny house's are wonderful!

Jen said...

Stunning!!!

paisley and lace said...

Absolutely amazing. I would love to see how you did the house quilting. You inspire me to do the challenging.

AnnieO said...

Great design and quilting. What a fun quilt. I can only imagine how many hours you put in on that house quilting but it gives a fantastic texture and play to the quilt. Excellent work, you (crazy person)!

Kat said...

Love the quilting...how fun!

blair said...

this is AB-solutely stunning!!!

jjhunt said...

I have been wanting to make one of these adorable quilts for a while, i love yours! Do you think you could give us a tutorial or direct your readers to a pattern?? thanks!

Anonymous said...

Why bother writing comment 110? Couldn´t stop myself, I looooove this quilt. It is absolutely stunning :-D Well done! BRAVO!

(Too complicated for a beginner, right?)

/Stina

Molly said...

I love this! Great quilting!

sulu-design said...

I am dumbfounded. I love this quilt. LOVE it. It might be my favorite of yours (but don't hold me to that... it's hard to choose when there are so many good ones).

Gardner said...

I love this. I'm so inspired. Thank you!
Meg