Saturday, April 23, 2011

The runaway house block

It all starts with the idea of 15 mins play...then you check your watch and an hour has passed! This piece I thought had the makings of a roof...so
I chopped about, and envisaged a chimney and some walls, surrounded by white

So I sliced and sewed

Spot the mistake , my houses in the distance are floating in mid air!! I'll camouflage that later with some stratigically placed applique flowers!

So I started to see if previous blocks would go with it....

And then I got really excited and stopped taking photos as I couldn't spare the time!! I tried a liberated star for the first time ...please note the border style triangles - middle bottom row made from the reject pieces when i muddled up where the colour and the white went, (i scratched my head for a while wondering why my star had only 4 points... can anyone relate to that!!??)

Then I added a border and an applique sun in the sky...Spot the second mistake and realise why I'll call this quilt my Gaz-Giz Quilt!!!
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10 comments:

sheila 77 said...

Super fun quilt! There are no mistakes, only interesting features. I'm inspired.

Nathalie said...

I love your border style triangles. You may have come across a great new border. What a fun, fun quilt. Great job!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

well! that turned itself into some fun play time~! how big is this? are you going to keep going? Don't see any mistakes... ;-)

Nancy B said...

Fun quilt! Thanks for the details of your thinking process.

Margaret said...

Gaz-Giz lots more fun than Zig-Zag! Have always loved jigsaw puzzles & that's what I think of looking at all the little pieces in this piece ... love it!

Miki Willa said...

Wow! I see no mistakes in this quilt, only movement, excitement, and loads of fun. This is wonderful. I love the house block and everything surrounding it.

Lisa said...

I love it! Great colors.

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful!

Magpie Sue said...

This LOOKS like playtime! What a happy little quilt it will be!

Kathy said...

that is really pretty!! can't wait to see more!