Tuesday, January 26, 2010

February Houses!

Next month, I'm hoping to have you help me create a tiny houses quilt inspired by the one above by Ingrid Press. It's been all over the web, but I just love it and I think it might be the perfect wall hanging for a completely bare wall in my living room.

I'm going to send out just the background fabric (Kona Cotton in Sand) and I'd like you guys to use little bits and pieces from your scrap pile to make houses, trees or other buildings. I would love a finished quilt that has a kind of bright, but mellow color scheme (I know, completely contradictory), so I think variety is what's going to best achieve that. I'm not going to send fabric until later this week, so let me know if you'd rather have me send you scraps in your package.

I've posted a bunch of inspiration photos in a flickr gallery here (these are ideas for the houses, but also give you a sense of the types of colors that I'm thinking about for this project): http://www.flickr.com/photos/kskovy/galleries/72157623192255774/
Here's a link to a tutorial on making wonky houses: http://quiltville.com/tonya/houses.shtml/

Finally, size:
I'd like the houses/trees/buildings to be around 2-4" in an unfinished 12.5" block. If you want to make more than one block, go for it and don't worry if you can't sash both/all of them. I can always complete the blocks when they get to me.

I'm so excited to see what each of you create! Thank you!!

p.s. I'd love it if you could post your pictures on the blog so everyone can see.


Zonnah said...

This sounds fun!

Robin said...

How fun!!! I can't wait to give it a go! :)

modernquiltlove said...

I've been wanting to give this a try but was worried about how to do it. Can't wait to give it a go. I have plenty of scraps so you don't have to worry about sending me any :)