Saturday, February 04, 2012

Maybe I'll stop at 3...

So many of you guessed right...no I didn't stop at one house...they are just so darn cute!  :o)  And, in fact, I made a third.  With that one I tried a bit of machine sewing for the window and door part , but hand-pieced the roof and the trick inset pieces.



Using the machine for the straight seams actually worked quite well and the results were just as accurate as hand-piecing.  I did make sure to feed a leader piece before I fed the tiny pieces under the pressure foot so that the machine didn't gobble it up.



I must have a thing for little bits of sewing at the moment.  After several months, I have finally returned to quilting my Dear Jane blocks.  I have pieced 40 blocks and 30 of them are quilted so far.  I will use quilt-as-you-go (great tutorial by Andrea) to assemble them and that will act as sashing.  I haven't decided how many I'm going to make...guess it depends on when I get tired of making little blocks :o)


Until next time....

17 comments:

LynCC said...

I love your blue Baby Janes. Very pretty. Good idea to do quilt-as-you-go with them!

Judith, Belfast said...

Those houses are lovely, esp. like the sheep! Jxo

Lesley said...

Love all your projects! Great fabric choices!

willywagtail said...

So pretty. Love, love those blues too. I also went through a major house piecing stage a few years ago. As well as a a 12" hand pieced block and a 3" mini quilt, I incorporated the house into the top of a nappy stacker, a baby capsule cover and two large cushions. Has to rank close to my love for log cabins of all types. Cherrie

Katie said...

Love your houses! I'm addicted to them. LOL

Sue-Anne said...

Your little houses and baby Janes look fantastic!

Gramma Rita said...

Love your houses! They are so pretty! :)

Timi said...

I love your houses!!! Specially their color! ♥

Shirley said...

Are you sure you will stop at 3 houses.The blue baby Janes are very pretty.

Lynda said...

You can't stop at three, silly - you'll have to make at least one more!

Sandra in the UK said...

Funny, I was thinking about sewing some house blocks. Yours look just so lovely! You got my creative juices flowing. Off I go!

Louise said...

Hi, I'm just dropping by to say thanks for your comment on my post about rosacea... what an unexpected response I had! Thanks for reading my long post and for your good wishes.

Louise

Quilter Kathy said...

You are doing amazingly tiny work...a quilter after my own heart!

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, those are some long term projects. I LOVE those little houses!!!

Nanette Merrill said...

I find making houses is so captivating. I could do it all day long. Love yours.

Gramma Rita said...

Just wanted to stop by and tell you I have given you the versatile blogger award. Please stop by my blog to pick it up. (If you don't do these types of things...that's fine...at least you know I enjoy your blog) :)
www.grammaritascrochetetc.com

Karen said...

How often do you hand piece? I'm glad you did not stop at one house :)