Wednesday, January 12, 2011

off and running

Beth sent me one of her little houses the other day to play with,
today I used it for 15 minute play, in between quilting... 
4 sessions of 15 minutes through out the day today has gotten me to this star...
I first started by making fabric to piece around it...and then I had a light bulb moment... 
It wasn't a house, it's a school house! 
It has little apples around it and stars like this in the borders....
And  promised a quilt for the lower school library at my daughters school. 
(she's in middle school now! LOL!)  So I grabbed a fat quarter of BOOKS, 
and wrapped that around it, and now I am off and running... 
I would like to make some words to go around it, like READ, 
or the name of her school, or maybe both... etc.... We'll see...

I ran to the mail box today, but no luck on more SCRAP-BEE blocks... 
;-) maybe tomorrow... It's so fun to get mail!

8 comments:

Sujata said...

What a great idea! I am so sure she will love it! I love the idea of words around it. Did you make that wedding ring too?

Nifty Quilts said...

Ditto to Sujata's comment. Do tell about the red double wedding ring!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

The double wedding ring is PINK!! no, I didn't make it... it's an oldie... AND a beauty!

Mary-Frances said...

The schoolhouse star is simply fabulous...love that book fabric.

beth said...

Oooh! you're so creative!! I love it!

beebee said...

Love the school house block. I am a retired teacher. I just might have to make one too. I put your two blocks in the mail yesterday.

Chris said...

Love what you've got going there - interesting isn't it, how ideas are cooking in our subconscious and then pop! out they come! LOVE the dark star points!

Miki Willa said...

This is a very cool way to use that little house. I do love stars.