Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Couple of Things

 All the stitcheries for the Simple Pleasures quilt are done and ready to go into a quilt. These are bigger than the original in the book, I enlarged them because in the book, the blocks are teeny tiny. I'm happy to have all 12 blocks completed.....I couldn't fit them all in one picture.
My Petite Houses are now a little quilt ready for quilting, the problem now is I don't know how I'll quilt this one. I like to keep it simple and need to think about it for a while.

We had a huge snowfall this weekend. It didn't stop us from getting downtown for dinner, a play and staying at a swanky hotel, it's fun to be a tourist in your own home town. 

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my Lil Twister quilt, I used a charm pack to make it.

26 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Your little house top is simply adorable!!!! I don't think I would want elaborate quilting either as it is a "simplicity" kind of quilt. Cross hatching is what speaks to me.

Darlene said...

Love your little house quilt - it's adorable.

Enlarging those designs was a great idea.

Michelle said...

Love your little house quilt!! And enlarging those designs was awesome!! They look fabulous!! Can't wait to see the end product!

Stray Stitches said...

Your stitcheries are wonderful and are going to make a beautiful quilt. Love the little house quilt.

Stina said...

Ohhhh... Love the little houses....:0) And with those lovely stitcheries you will soon have another beauty coming...:0)
Got a twister ruler from a friend but I still haven't tried it... Think I have to ... Your quilt is wonderful... :0)

Betweens said...

schoolhouses are one of my favorite blocks and yours is just a treasure i love it to pieces!!
a crosshatch is nice and simple and will give it the authenticity you may be looking for..it will be a joy to hand quilt

Cathy said...

Darling little house quilt!
For quilting, how about outlining (or stitching in the ditch) in the house blocks and doing a motif of a tree in the open blocks? Then maybe a leafy vine in the border?

Lynn said...

LOve the house quilt. I'd go with a stitch in the ditch for the houses and maybe an x thru the open squares. I tend to keep things simple.

Cathy said...

I love your little houses. I'm like you, I have to keep looking at a quilt for a while to decide how to quilt it. Hugs

Val said...

The stitcheries are beautiful and the houses look great. I think applique items look nice when they are outlined with quilting. Your outing sounds great. Dinner and a show always seems very classy.

Carol said...

I just love your little house quilt...it is adorable. What a great idea to enlarge those embroidery blocks...they're GREAT!

nancy huggins said...

What a neat idea to show off all your hard work in a quilt. I do like the one with the houses...did you paint the houses? I made my DD a quilt and had printed pictures of her whole life on fabric and then put them all in a quilt...it was fun and a real keepsake :)

Rhonda said...

love your house quilt

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What great projects! Love the stitcheries! Have a happy week!

Lori said...

The house quilt is adorable!! I'm sure whatever you decide for quilting will be lovely as well.

Your stitchery blocks are perfect. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Karen said...

The little houses grabbed my attention for sure!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love your little houses! And your little stitcheries

Red Geranium Cottage said...

The little houses are wonderful Wendy. Love the stitchery. You've been busy.

Karen said...

Your stitchery blocks are darling and will make such a cute quilt. I do love the little house...they are so adorable.

Chookyblue...... said...

Simple stitchings is a great book........

Cheryl said...

Your stitchery is wonderful! Sorry the snow ruined what sounds like a very enjoyable weekend. Hope you can try again soon.

Pat said...

Love the little house quilt. It is absolutely darling.

julieQ said...

I am in love with your stitchery!!! Please tell me where you got the pattern....I love it! Your house quilt is just wonderful!

John'aLee said...

Oh soooo precious!

Terry said...

I have the Simple Pleasures pattern and can't wait to get started on them! Love your little houses! :0)

ButtonMad said...

The stitcheries are great - such cute pictures...so much hard work in one item - it will be amazing when it is done.