Monday, May 17, 2010

Discovered treasures...

Some of the blogs on my reader are there simply because they inspire.  It might be their style of quilting or perhaps they take really pretty pictures.  Last week as I hip hopped between blogs this post caught my eye..not because of what she wrote, you'll see it is not in English, but rather because of the quilt and the way it was photographed.  I'm sure I've seen several versions of this quilt in blogland, but it had never really caught my attention before now... 

You know what happened next don't you?



I bought the book!  Although it was first published in 2005, it still seems to be popular... and I can't wait to get started!!

On a more comical note, This was the other discovery I made this weekend....



Seems my DH bought this shirt in his youth for some Hawaii themed party.  And wouldn't you know it is made from 100% cotton and I have finally gotten permission to cut it up! LOL 

Until next time...

16 comments:

Janet said...

That is a very fun shirt - I'll be watching to see what you do with it. :0)

Shirley said...

I have several of their books Jane and even if you don't make any of the wonderful projects the photography is so beautiful. What are you going to make with hubby's shirt?
Shirley.

YankeeQuilter said...

I have several of their books...the donation/charity quilt my guild is making this year is one of their patterns. Love the shirt - unfortunately my DH as a closet full of them and will not let me anywhere near them with my scissors....

Sue-Anne said...

I bought that book when it was first released but as yet haven't made the quilt. Like you, I have been inspired by Supergoof and others and I want to put it on the list of quilts to make.

Lizzie said...

Blackbird Designs, love them! I have three, or is it four?, of their books, just can't get enough of a good thing sometimes can you?
Lizzie
xxx

Angie said...

A great wild shirt! It still might come back in fashion... are you sure you want to cut it up... he he he

Jane in Wales said...

Hi Jane
Now I have discovered your blog too :) And I have only just bought the 'Home sweet Home' book as well. It is lovely! Very inspiring.

Rafael's Mum said...

Translation of that post for you;


All the houses from the Home Sweet Home quilt for Frauke are ready,...
Yes, even the last one, "91 Rosebud Terrace", have a look,.....

This house went really easy peasy...

After all my chopping and changing on this quilt lately, I finally discovered what applique method works best for me. No freezer paper and ironing... NO !

Just draw around all the applique pieces on the fabric, cut out with a seam allowance, then tack with the seam allowance tucked in, and then applique the whole lot (leaves, stems,flowers, windows, shutters, vases, stars and the rest that slips my mind at the moment)onto the background with the appropriate yarn....sigh....

It is even nice to do now,.... (REALLY!)



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I have stitched the houses together last night and the idea is that I will add a border.
Which one? I am not sure yet but in any case not the one from the book,...

Decided this morning to hang the top in the kitchen after all, to see how well it looks,.... and that of course, was not a good idea.....


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Because I have to tell you in all honesty that this is actually a VERY suitable place, don't you think so?


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What do you say, Yeppe? This one is for Frauke???
Ssssssssssssssssssssst,....


Have a lovely day all of you!

This quilt is a design from Barb Adams and Alma Allen, and comes from the book, Home Sweet Home.

Lynda said...

I have one of their books, and the designs are gorgeous! (Swaps?!)

sewkalico said...

Looks like a great quilt! I do love house blocks!

I was looking at 2 shirts of DH's today to cut up too (he cleared out his cupboard last week and I'm only getting to it now) I will be making something for the boys, but not quilts as I know for sure that one of the shirts is a polycotton :-(

Katherine said...

Still chuckling over you now having permission to cut up your hubby's shirt... now I wonder what you'll be making with this???

Contented Caroline said...

I've got that book too - it's great and I keep meaning to get around to making it but other things seems to get in the way. Let me know how you get on.

Cathi said...

No wonder you want that shirt!! Great possibilities there.

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Oh Jane! I've just finished my first block from this book . . . we could work on it together - I certainly need motivated . . . I have way too many things on the go and if someone would do this with me I'd be sure to pull it to the top of the to-do list. Love this book and really want to get ths quilt done up. Check out this site http://mimispassions.blogspot.com/2010/05/4-out-of-4.html to see her finished quilt and ideas on how to avoid problems with the borders. I don't think the shirt would look good in this quilt - unless it was a really tiny piece! - Marlene

*karendianne. said...

You are so cute. Yesss! DH is a good man. :)

supergoof said...

BIG SMILE,...
;o)