Welcome to the first day of the
"Welcome to My House Blog Hop"
hosted by our good friend Carol from Just Let Me Quilt.
This past June I retired from 32 years of teaching.
I jumped right in to a job longarm quilting at
Wow, I am having fun!
So, now that I am only working three days a week, with no lesson plans, I had time to work on a quilt
which has been on my bucket list for many years...houses!
I have to admit I am a Freddy Moran lover.
I have her books and have pinned a zillion pages on Pinterest.
I started out trying to plan, plan, plan.
Did I want a light background, dark background or sky blue?
I tried lots of them and decided to use them all!
I also tried the several styles of making a house.
This first way used too much fabric,
so I balanced applique and cutting.
Of course I started talking about my houses at work
and asking for help and opinions.
Pretty soon little ideas and slips of fabric began appearing......
frogs, pigs, llamas, and fairies,
I also must admit I did not often pay attention to sizes. So when it came time to put it together, sometimes I had to have houses on hills.
It was really exciting for me to be able to quilt my own quilt!
Here are a few close-ups......
Finally, here is my finished quilt!
It is held up by my DH!
On the back I used a remnant of Venice. I also used a technique where I faced the quilt and had no binding.
You can find this on the website TheSillyBooDilly.
So, my quilt is done and I love it!
Thank you Carol for giving me the motivation to check one more quilt off my bucket list!
Please visit all the other great folks who have created something wonderful for you to see this week.