Sunday, February 13, 2011

My First House!

Good morning everyone! I wanted to share my first house with you. I made a quilt for my best friend's 40th Birthday and wanted to incorporate her house (well I was going to do both our houses b/c they are opposites but I didn't have time). Her house is white with purple trim and she loves to garden. I tried to use lots of bright colors because they are her favorites!! I put some pictures below showing my house building. (sorry, had some troubles posting the pictures...guess I have some HTML learning to do!?!)





Final door color and then I had to choose a roof color!






  

I kept adding bits to make it the width I needed. I did like the use of the bird fabric around the house because it is a repetition from the front of the quilt, helping to tie both sides together.


Party on the back!!

Wordy Business on the front!!
The front was inspired by Tonya Riccuci's book Word Play Quilts and her Unruly Quilter blog. This has been a really fun project and quite a challenge!!
Dreaming of spring through this quilt...now I can't wait to see the real thing!!!
It is now off to its new home....hopefully brightening my friends day!!

12 comments:

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing! I'm so inspired by your playful arrangement of such wonderful colors and fabrics!
Carol in Fair Oaks, CA

jovaliquilts said...

I love your house! It's got a lot of personality, and I really like how you pulled out the important elements of your friends house to translate into free piecing.

Nifty Quilts said...

Wowie! Your friend will LOVE this!!

Miki Willa said...

I love this house. What a wonderful thing to put on the back of this fabulous quilt. The colors are so bright and uplifting. Your friend will love it.

Judi said...

Wow she'll love it. Great bird fabric.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I could live in your house....smile. It's cute and playful.

Billie

Magpie Sue said...

How could she not have her day brightened by such a quilt?! It's fabulous! YOu did a great job!

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo, you did great. wonderful gift.

Alexis said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! Great job, she will LOVE it! So, fun, colorful and special!

QuiltSwissy said...

So creative! Another WOW for sure!

glen: I sure wish my friends quilted.......

CharlotteP said...

Very special back...let's say it has two fronts!

Birdie said...

Oh....you all made my day (or days!!). I had a lot of fun making this one and even more fun giving it to my friend!! At least I can still visit it!! Thanks again for your lovely comments - it really helps to have encouragement from other talented artists, you are all inspiring yourselves...keep sharing!! :)